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Dodgers Video: Ross Stripling Leads 3 Doors Down Cover Band; Clayton Kershaw Joins For Encore Performance

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While Spring Training is means to prepare for a regular season, the early mornings and exhibition games can begin to become mundane. The Los Angeles Dodgers have historically broken up the monotony with an annual ping pong tournament, arranged of course by Clayton Kershaw.

With Opening Day of the 2019 season just over two weeks away, a handful of Dodgers came together to form a 3 Doors Down cover band. Ross Stripling and Brock Stewart served as the frontmen of the group as they sang “Kryptonite.”

Newcomer A.J. Pollock and veteran David Freese each manned a guitar, while Minor League pitcher Mark Washington played on makeshift drums.

Stripling posted a clip of their performance to his Instagram account, and it quickly went viral.

While that moment was certainly entertaining, Freese later shared video of Kershaw joining the group for a cover of George Strait’s “Troubadour.”

The day wasn’t all fun for Kershaw, as he threw a bullpen session for the first time since Feb. 20. Kershaw was limited to 20 pitches, all fastballs, but was encouraged by session.

He’s steadily been increasing his level of throwing activity and intensity since being shut down for several days due to left shoulder inflammation.