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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Has One Simple Message for the Fans

There’s still work left to do, but this season feels like it could be the one



It’s been a long road, but the Dodgers found their way back to the Fall Classic in comeback fashion on Sunday night. The 7-game series against the Atlanta Braves did not go as planned for LA, but they ultimately found a way to grind it out and set the stage for a battle of the top seeds in the World Series.

This Dodgers team showed some resilience and fight just to force a Game 7, and it is this fight that has given fans a new sense of hope that maybe, just maybe, 2020 will finally be our turn to be the last team standing.

After the win, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts had a simple message for all the fans that have been following this journey the past few seasons.

This year is our year. This is our year!

Many pegged the Dodgers as the favorites to win it all from the very beginning, but we’re a long way from Spring Training and the beginning of this shortened season. The team that was expected to take the field every day for the Dodgers is not the same team that just won their third National League Pennant in the past four years. Some players have struggled while others have stepped up and created a name for themselves, and it couldn’t be more perfect.

Dave Roberts has done an incredible job as the Dodgers’ manager these past 5 seasons. For all of his questionable decisions, there are plenty of great calls and inspiring speeches that more than make up for them. If this team can find a way to end the World Series drought, Dave will most certainly be one of the greatest managers in team history.

The Dodgers still have work left to do, but the team that just outlasted the young and hungry Braves definitely has what it takes to finally breakthrough. The journey begins with a Game 1 matchup on Tuesday against Tyler Glasnow and the Tampa Bay Rays.

You can watch Dave’s full celebratory speech in the video below.

Up Next

World Series game 1 is set for Tuesday night with first pitch at 5:08 PM PT on Fox. Clayton Kershaw is expected to get the ball for game one while the Rays named RHP Tyler Glasnow as their game 1 starter.

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Written by Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

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  1. I have admittedly been critical of Roberts in the past, particularly with respect to postseason pitching moves.
    But I don’t want to be. I don’t enjoy criticizing people. This is the Dodgers year to seal the deal. Roberts is right. First you have to know it, and own it, then go out and do it. Go Roberts! Go Dodgers!

  2. Pitching decisions aside, Dodgers must continue to do 2 things in this WS: The hitters must be patient, make them throw strikes, and put the ball in play, especially with RISP and not strike out in key situations. Rays as I saw it hit 25 HRs so far this PS so the pitching MUST keep Rays in the yard to have a chance to win. If there is a concern here, its the offense against the Ray’s outstanding pitching. Our pitching should be fine for this series, but again let’s see if the bats can show up more consistently.

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