Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Turns Forty-Five Today

The Steal
It's frozen in time—etched in our collective hardball soul. The Steal. The architect of that watershed Red Sox moment turns forty-five years old today. Dave Roberts—the current skipper of the Los Angeles Dodgers—has a new life now. He's conquered health issues and transitioned from playing to coaching to managing. But, he will forever be "the guy that changed history". I recall traveling to San Diego on business in the Summer of 2005 and attending a Padres game. In the pre-game shuffle, I saw Roberts in the San Diego dugout. He saw my Red Sox hat. We both nodded and gave each other knowing smiles. For all of us in The Nation, it will be like that forever with Mr. Roberts. Happy birthday, Dave!