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His greatness a product of preparation and intensity

9:29 PM ET Before Game 1 of the World Series, I was talking to Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley about playing behind Clayton Kershaw. Utley said only one pitcher could match Kershaw in intensity and preparation: Roy Halladay, his former teammate with the Phillies. “He’s even better than I expected,” Utley said of Kershaw. “You see all the work he does between starts, and you really appreciate that. He definitely reminds me of Roy. Roy worked his butt off between starts, and that’s one reason both had so much success.” ...

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