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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Excited For His Alma Mater as UCLA Advances to the Final Four

UCLA moves on and Doc couldn’t be happier.



It’s a really good time to be a fan of Southern California sports. The Dodgers are about to start their title defense, the Lakers appear to be on the mend, and the Clippers…are a team. Add to that list the UCLA Bruins who just punched their ticket to the Final Four in the NCAA March Madness tournament. 

The Bruins took down the Michigan Wolverines in what can only be described as an exciting game from a guy that only writes about baseball. But Dodgers manager and UCLA alumni is just as excited as all of you UCLA fans out there that his alma mater made it in.

During the Dodgers exhibition game against the Angels, Doc heard organist Dieter Ruehle playing UCLA’s fight song and knew that had to mean something good had happened. 

I just heard that. Dieter Ruehle played that in the 8th or 9th inning, the UCLA fight song. So I assumed that’s what it meant and I couldn’t be happier for UCLA, Coach Cronin, and all of the players. Getting back to the Final Four where they belong, what a special year. They played their tails off and did a great job coaching. 

The bad news for Bruins fans is that the next step to the NCAA championship is facing Gonzaga. The Bulldogs have absolutely torn through the bracket so far and are easily the favorites to take the whole thing. You can bet the Dodgers are in the Bruins corner though…or at least Dave Roberts is. 

Other Dodgers News

The Dodgers announced today that they will be placing single-game tickets on sale this week. Fans hoping to get out to Chavez Ravine and take in a ballgame will be able to buy tickets for April starting on Friday. With capacity limited, all tickets are expected to go VERY quickly as fans are eager to get back to the ballpark.  

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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