The Dodgers may be starting to go their separate ways at spring camp, but Dave Roberts isn’t too worried yet. The fifth-year manager called into Dodger Talk this week to discuss the happenings around camp and what he expects over the next couple of weeks.
One of the first things addressed by the manager was the health of players and their families in the midst of this pandemic. Roberts also made a point to talk about how disappointed the players are.
Everyone’s family is doing really well. We’re in the same situation as everywhere the health and safety come first. The players are disappointed but, we still understand what’s the priority.
The Dodgers may want baseball just as badly as the rest of us. But there is also a general understanding that this is a priority right now. Dave also talked about how the reach of this is beyond players and fans. He shared his thoughts on vendors and Dodgers’ employees.
I know the vendors, ushers, the security, clubhouse staff- I’ve known these people for decades…These people look forward to jobs with the season. Everything has an exponential effect we got to really appreciate and be sensitive to but what takes precedent is everyone’s health… People look forward to Dodger baseball.
In regards to people looking forward to Dodgers’ baseball, Roberts remains hopeful that baseball will be back sooner rather than later.
We’re still hopeful that we’re going to have baseball at some point in the near future.
Us too Dave, us too. Come back soon baseball.