Friday, May 31, 2013

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Turns 41 Today

The Steal
Very few Red Sox players can bridge the generations with their exploits—but Dave Roberts is one of them. He was at that magical moment in time when his singular achievement could make octogenarians and millennials weep together with joy. That stolen base is a touchstone that every Red Sox fan can own forever. The iconic images will never fade. The near pick-offs. The hand just beating Derek Jeter's swipe. The frustration on the face of Jorge Posada. After that, the sweet deluge. Thank you again, Dave Roberts. And happy 41st!