Sunday, May 31, 2015

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Turns 43 Today

'The Steal'
It's the 43rd birthday of Dave Roberts—and yet, he will forever be 32. That's the age he was on October 17, 2004 during Game Four of that year's ALCS. As one of the privileged 34,826 who attended the 5 hour and 2 minute contest, I can personally attest to the fact that Roberts provided the biggest thrill in this Red Sox fan's life. His epic steal off Mariano Rivera will live as a shining beacon of Red Sox persistence. If he's called out, we are likely a different franchise today—and a different fanbase. That's how transformational that steal was. Thanks, Dave. And happy birthday!