Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/17/12
LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw is two people. One of them, the one we've watched pitch the past four summers at Dodger Stadium, is a tough, gritty left-hander who stares down batters and is obsessed with winning. The other, the one we know little about, is a caring, giving person a true humanitarian who cares about helping people and uses his celebrity and his as a platform to make a difference. Can they both be the same? It feels a bit incongruous, but Kershaw is Tim Tebow without the over-the-top public profile. He's a Christian who wants to leave a legacy, one based on doing good works rather than 20-win seasons. People don't want to hear about this kind of stuff, but if you want to know what makes Kershaw tick, you should pick up the book he and his wife Ellen wrote with the help of Ellen's sister, Ann Higginbottom. It's called "Arise," and it's about more than baseball. In it, the Kershaws write about their relationship, about Clayton's rise to the major leagues with t...
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