My mother taught me respect. And to value politeness … to a point. Respect always. But politeness has its limits.

She also always scolded me for using the phrase “shut up” because it is rude, harsh, and intellectually limiting the vast majority of the time. I’m sharing this with you because I want you to understand that it is no small thing for me when I say that Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, needs to shut the hell up.

Don’t be that guy, Mr. Kershaw.

Apparently, the Dodgers ace told reporters after last night’s win over the Rockies that he didn’t appreciate Tyler Anderson taking his time to warm up before the game:

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Drew Creasman is the Managing Editor of BSN Rockies and a writer at Pop Culture Spin in addition to working as a solo musician in the Denver/Boulder area. A lifelong Coloradan, Drew has always been plugged into the local sports and entertainment scene and has a healthy obsession with fact-based debate.

  • Peter Hamilton

    Just to be clear, this isn’t an “unwritten rule”. It’s in the rules. Rule 5.01:

    At the time set for beginning the game the
    players of the home team shall take their defensive positions,
    the first batter of the visiting team shall take his position in the
    batter’s box, the umpire-in-chief shall call “Play,” and the game
    shall start.

  • Rian

    Great overreaction article to an overreaction comment.

  • Bret Johns

    “Please just do one thing I can possibly question as being wrong so I can write a negative article on this rival team pitcher. I’m so bitter, ever since that no-hitter where he didn’t walk a batter and struck out 14 of my beloved Rockies.” Signed Doug Creasman