Friday, May 30, 2008

Time Flies

Clayton Kershaw is happy to swtich to jersey number 22, which he will be wearing for his start against the Mets tonight. Why? Because it was the number his boyhood idol wore. Who was the idol? Will Clark. Nothing really weird about that until you remember that Kershaw is from Texas and was born in 1988, which means his entire experience with Clark was while he was a Ranger, not a Giant.

It's been a good week for feeling old.

8 comments:

Peter said...

Will Clark was a Giant?

Craig Calcaterra said...

Yep. And Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings.

Ron Rollins said...

Yup, the Quarrymen. Really good band, from I hear.

Peter said...

Wings?

Craig Calcaterra said...

They were the band made famous because the ex-guitarist for the Moody Blues was a member.

Jim D. said...

I'll always remember Will Clark as a Cotuit Kettleer.

Nick said...

Will Clark was my favorite player as a kid, too. Hopefully, Kershaw enjoyed his Ranger exploits and not his Oriole exploits.

Daniel said...

Wait...who is Will Clark?