Thursday, May 31, 2012

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Turns 40 Today

"The Steal"
It's rare that on back-to-back days, two Red Sox legends turn 40. Yesterday, the inscrutable Manny Ramirez hit the big four-oh, and today the very scrutable Dave Roberts does as well. There will never be any controversy over Roberts' place in Red Sox lore. Whether you were there in person (your humble scribe was very lucky to have been), watching on TV or listening on the radio, The Steal may be the single biggest play is the history of the franchise. His great achievement is only surpassed by his graciousness and class. Everyone in The Nation stands as one to salute Dave Roberts on his fortieth birthday!