LOS ANGELES (AP) Dave Roberts’ first two years as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager have gone by in an action-packed blur.
He has watched 195 regular-season wins and survived one awful losing skid. He has won two NL West titles, three playoff series and a pennant. He persevered through his father’s death with almost no time to grieve last spring, determined to keep his team pointed toward its championship goal.
And though he played 2 1/2 seasons for the Dodgers, this UCLA product still sometimes feels like a newcomer in blue.