I’d Rather Have a Fastball in Front of Me than a Frontal Lobotomy

Clayton Kershaw–the Dodgers’ starter for game 1 of the NLCS–looks like a very young, slightly more athletic version of Tom Waits.

I have no joke for this. Believe me, I tried to find one. Maybe it’s just funny enough that a fireballing southpaw resembles the whiskey-soaked bard of hobos, drunks, and drunk hobos. Seriously, look at this pic of Kershaw:

kershaw.jpgNow peep this pic of a young Tom Waits, back when his voice sounded only slightly demonic:

tomwaits.jpgNot convinced? How ’bout this clip of Mr. Waits on Fernwood 2 Night?

I wonder if Kershaw also lives at the corner of Bedlam and Squalor.