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    The Rose Bowl Institute hosted a panel discussion on how sports influence broader issues of race in society. Panelists included Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, Julian Araujo from the L.A. Galaxy, and Angel City women's soccer club Founder and President Julie Uhrman.
    The Dodgers trailed the Braves three-games-to-one in the NL Championship Series and a friend of Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts called and expressed a belief that without a rally to win the pennant, his chum would get fired. “As logical as (Dodgers president of baseball operations) Andrew (Friedman) is, he isn’t going to be able to sell sticking with Doc (Roberts) if they get knocked out here,” the friend said. At that moment, the Dodgers had won eight straight division titles, including five for five in Roberts’ tenure. They had won two pennants with Roberts. But the longer narrative — billions of dollars spent but no championships since 1988 — loomed over Roberts and the franchise. The Dodgers won three straight over the Braves and their third NL title in four years. I sent a text to the friend that just said, “SAFE.” Yet, after Los Angeles’ stunning World Series Game 4 loss to the Rays, there was yet another text give-and-take about the thin ice breaking beneath Roberts. That lasted all the way to Game 5 when Roberts made...
    The Dodgers trailed the Braves three-games-to-one in the NL Championship Series and a friend of Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts called and expressed a belief that without a rally to win the pennant, his chum would get fired. “As logical as (Dodgers president of baseball operations) Andrew (Friedman) is, he isn’t going to be able to sell sticking with Doc (Roberts) if they get knocked out here,” the friend said. At that moment, the Dodgers had won eight straight division titles, including five for five in Roberts’ tenure. They had won two pennants with Roberts. But the longer narrative — billions of dollars spent but no championships since 1988 — loomed over Roberts and the franchise. The Dodgers won three straight over the Braves and their third NL title in four years. I sent a text to the friend that just said, “SAFE.” Yet, after Los Angeles’ stunning World Series Game 4 loss to the Rays, there was yet another text give-and-take about the thin ice breaking beneath Roberts. That lasted all the way to Game 5 when Roberts made...
    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts named his starter for Game 6 of the World Series. But was it the right decision? The Los Angeles Dodgers are just one victory away from winning their first World Series since 1988, and it’s all thanks to their solid batting order and a stellar performance by ace Clayton Kershaw. We’re sure the Dodgers would like to avoid a Game 7 and wrap things up on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. But the question that arose late Sunday night was who would take the mound for Game 6. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that it would be rookie Tony Gonsolin getting the Game 6 start. But was that really the right decision? Tony Gonsolin will start Game 6 for the Dodgers. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 26, 2020 Tony Gonsolin will start for the Dodgers opposite Blake SnellGonsolin is a favorite to win the NL Rookie of the Year award this season, and for good reason. The right-hander recorded an impressive 2.31 ERA and 0.84 WHIP while striking out 46 batters in 46.2...
    Time will tell what how the Dodgers acquiring Mookie Betts from the Red Sox is defined. However, Dave Roberts doesn’t need time to assess the February deal that sent Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs and Connor Wong to Boston for David Price and Betts. Betts, 31, then signed a 12-year contract extension worth $365 million in July. “When [team president] Andrew [Friedman] brought it to me that it might happen, I couldn’t believe it and I was not trying to get too excited. We got a steal,’’ Roberts said Monday on a Zoom call from Arlington, Texas, where the Dodgers can win their first World Series title since 1988 on Tuesday night by winning Game 6 against the Rays at Globe Life Field. “I was grateful the deal was done.’’ According to Roberts, the blockbuster swap certainly has helped the Dodgers get nine innings away from a World Series title and it will continue to keep on giving. “It is not only helping us this year, it is going to help us for the next wave of young players and really...
    A Virginia state senator found headstones on his property. It brought to light a historic injustice in D.C. The fast food favorites from the year you were born Dave Roberts booed for taking Clayton Kershaw out of Game 5 Dave Roberts was booed by the Los Angeles Dodgers fans in attendance for Sunday’s Game 5 of the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas for taking starter Clayton Kershaw out of the game. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Dave Roberts continues to face questions for his handling of the Dodgers’ pitching staff and even admitted to a mistake in Game 4. Kershaw was rolling and had retired seven straight Tampa Bay Rays. He got two outs on two pitches in the sixth, but that wasn’t enough for Roberts. Roberts went to the mound to pull Kershaw and got booed. Dave Roberts is taking out Clayton Kershaw after 5 2/3 innings, and Dodgers fans do not like it. Serious boos — and an ovation for Kershaw as he leaves the field. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 26, 2020...
    The first batter Pedro Baez faced out of the Dodgers’ bullpen Saturday hit a three-run home run. Baez retired the next two batters he faced and retreated to Los Angeles’ dugout, no longer leading by two and instead trailing by one. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts approached Baez and told him his night was done. But then the Dodgers took the lead back, and Roberts reversed that decision and chose to stick with Baez. An inning after allowing a go-ahead home run to lefty Brandon Lowe, Baez allowed a game-tying home run to Kevin Kiermaier in the seventh before getting a double play to escape with the game still tied. The Dodgers went on to lose by a single run, 8-7, in the ninth. MORE: The heroes and goats of Game 4’s final play Roberts admitted afterward that he’d told Baez his night was done, only to change his mind when Joc Pederson delivered a go-ahead two-run single. Baez doesn’t appear to have spoken to reporters after the game. Dave Roberts said he takes the blame for sending Pedro Báez...
    ARLINGTON, Texas — How do you help someone coping with the first signs of hair loss? You put a bald person on the job. Consider Dave Roberts the perfect bald guy, so to speak, to navigate the Dodgers to the promised land as they trudge through their 32nd year in the desert. Oh, I’m not here (at Globe Life Field) to tout Roberts’ tactical genius or his connectivity savvy; he has experienced some turbulence in the former category and none in the latter. No, this is about the baseball franchise that faces arguably the most pressure in the entire industry to finally earn a championship parade and just how well-equipped Roberts appears to be to handle that pressure. “I think it’s just more understanding the great fan bases and what it means to them [to win it all],” Roberts said Friday, before Game 3 of the World Series. “When you take on this job with a team that hasn’t won in a long time, that’s part of it. That comes with the job. “I take it as the passion and...
    ARLINGTON, Texas — How do you help someone coping with the first signs of hair loss? You put a bald person on the job. Consider Dave Roberts the perfect bald guy, so to speak, to navigate the Dodgers to the promised land as they trudge through their 32nd year in the desert. Oh, I’m not here (at Globe Life Field) to tout Roberts’ tactical genius or his connectivity savvy; he has experienced some turbulence in the former category and none in the latter. No, this is about the baseball franchise that faces arguably the most pressure in the entire industry to finally earn a championship parade and just how well-equipped Roberts appears to be to handle that pressure. “I think it’s just more understanding the great fan bases and what it means to them [to win it all],” Roberts said Friday, before Game 3 of the World Series. “When you take on this job with a team that hasn’t won in a long time, that’s part of it. That comes with the job. “I take it as the passion and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The 2020 National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers will host a Zoom party at 5 p.m. Monday to preview the World Series, which begins Tuesday evening. The Zoom event will be hosted by Dodger announcers Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser and will be attended by manager Dave Roberts, NLCS MVP Corey Seager and other special guests. Come celebrate the NLCS champions! Join @Joe_Davis and @OrelHershiser tonight at 5 pm PT as they host our Dodgers NLCS Victory Celebration with special guests Dave Roberts and @coreyseager_5. Register now at https://t.co/Vfz3f4wyCz. pic.twitter.com/1HI98du1CF — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 19, 2020 Fans can sign up at Dodgers.com/ZoomParty. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
    As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities Dave Roberts gives Rays bulletin board material with bold declaration Dave Roberts put pressure squarely on himself and his team with a bold declaration after his Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday night. He also gave the Tampa Bay Rays bulletin board material in the process. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Roberts spoke during the on-field ceremony at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas after his Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3. The Dodgers manager boldly declared “this is our year.” The Dodgers may have come back from down 3-1 in the series and down 2-0 in Game 7, but that doesn’t mean the job is done. They still have to beat a very good Rays team that had the best record in the American League. Was Roberts speaking prematurely when he declared it to be the Dodgers’ year? Video: Fan uses megaphone to heckle Astros from outside Petco Park (Yahoo! Sports) Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD...
    The Dodgers are staring dead-eyed at the possibility of yet another horribly disappointing end to a promising baseball season.  They’re not done yet, of course, but one more loss — they’re trailing the Braves 3-1 in the best-of-seven NLCS — and the “failure” tag will be permanently affixed to the 2020 baseball season for the Dodgers and their fans.  SN’s 2020 MLB AWARDS: Jose Abreu voted MLB Player of the Year If the Dodgers fail to pull off the baseball miracle — and that’s what it would take at this point, with the Braves set to have co-aces Max Fried and Ian Anderson ready to go on full rest in Games 6 and 7 (both if necessary) — and win three games in a row, hard questions will have to be asked and answered by the Los Angeles powers-that-be.  The most pressing is this: Do they bring back manager Dave Roberts? It might be an easy answer if they fail to advance beyond the NLCS. And, let’s say this up front: I hate that anyone has to ask that question. Roberts is a...
    The Clayton Kershaw playoff narrative isn’t going away, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his bullpen didn’t help the cause Thursday night. The Dodgers ace turned in five strong innings Thursday night before a sixth inning in which Roberts may have stuck with him too long on the way to a 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS. Kershaw, whose start was pushed back from Game 2 because of back spasms, had tossed five innings of one-run ball before failing to record an out in the sixth and eventually being charged with four runs as the Braves took a 3-1 lead in the series. “I just thought Kershaw was throwing the baseball really well, and there was no reason,” Roberts told reporters when asked about not going to his bullpen earlier. “I felt really good about it.” Kershaw took the mound to begin the sixth inning in a 1-1 game and gave up a leadoff infield single to Ronald Acuña Jr. on a weak ground ball that just got over Kershaw’s head. While rookie Brusdar Graterol...
    The Clayton Kershaw playoff narrative isn’t going away, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his bullpen didn’t help the cause Thursday night. The Dodgers ace turned in five strong innings Thursday night before a sixth inning in which Roberts may have stuck with him too long on the way to a 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS. Kershaw, whose start was pushed back from Game 2 because of back spasms, had tossed five innings of one-run ball before failing to record an out in the sixth and eventually being charged with four runs as the Braves took a 3-1 lead in the series. “I just thought Kershaw was throwing the baseball really well, and there was no reason,” Roberts told reporters when asked about not going to his bullpen earlier. “I felt really good about it.” Kershaw took the mound to begin the sixth inning in a 1-1 game and gave up a leadoff infield single to Ronald Acuña Jr. on a weak ground ball that just got over Kershaw’s head. While rookie Brusdar Graterol...
    Maki is home safely!: Missing ring-tailed lemur found on church playground, returned to San Francisco Zoo Americas most successful employee-owned companies Dave Roberts explains decision to stick with Clayton Kershaw The Los Angeles Dodgers lost Game 4 of the NLCS 10-2 to the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday night, and manager Dave Roberts was left answering questions. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Why did Roberts stick with Kershaw? He felt the southpaw was pitching well, and there was no reason to take him out. The game was tied 1-1 through five innings but turned in the bottom of the sixth. Clayton Kershaw allowed a solo home run in the fourth but was pitching well otherwise. Then in the sixth, he allowed an infield single followed by a sharp run-scoring double to Freddie Freeman. Some thought it was time to pull Kershaw, but Roberts left in the starter. Kershaw allowed an RBI double to Marcell Ozuna (who previously hit the home run) and then was lifted down 3-1. Brusdar Graterol, who hadn’t allowed an...
    Kim Kardashian breaks down in tears with David Letterman Considering cutting your home’s list price? Here are the best strategies Kenley Jansen is Dodgers’ biggest question mark going into NLDS, and Dave Roberts agrees Potentially the best of Major League Baseball’s four Division Series matchups begins Tuesday night with the San Diego Padres facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series became even more intriguing with the announcement that Mike Clevenger, injured for the Wild Card round, will start for the Padres. © Provided by The Comeback The Dodgers still appear to have a pitching advantage for the series with Walker Buehler tapped to start Game 1, followed by Clayton Kershaw in Game 2, and an armada of relievers including Tony Gonsolin (who will likely start Game 3), Dustin May, Julio Urias, Joe Kelly, Pedro Baez, Blake Treinen, and Brusdar Graterol. Dylan Floro was added to the NLDS roster as well. But Los Angeles goes into this NLDS with the anchor of its bullpen looking as uncertain as he’s ever been. This year, Kenley Jansen hasn’t been the same dominating...
    Mississippi is first state to lift mask mandate as COVID cases fall Houston Chef Chris Shepherds Southern Smoke Has Raised $3,361,772 for Restaurant Workers in Need Right Now Dave Roberts doesn’t want Dodgers’ players to do in-game interviews These MLB playoffs have seen several broadcasts conduct in-game interviews with players while they’re in the field, and that’s led to some unusual situations. On Thursday, the broadcast aired a f-bomb from Oakland A’s center fielder Ramón Laureano during a play, and then bleeped out a later one. But it’s not the A’s who are upset about this practice (seen before during All-Star games, spring training games, and even some regular season games, but not the postseason) at the moment. Rather, it’s Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts (seen above during a team workout Tuesday). © Provided by Awful Announcing Dave Roberts in a mask on Sept. 29, 2020. During the Dodgers’ wild card game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, third baseman Justin Turner wore a microphone for an inning and did an in-game interview with ESPN’s broadcast crew. Unlike what...
    Los Angeles Dodgers fans are done with Kenley Jansen closing out baseball games.Kenley Jansen is the Los Angeles Dodgers closer, but the fanbase is not happy about it. Jansen came in to get the save up 4-2 at home vs. the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of their NL Wild Card series. Though Jansen seems to have no giddy-up on his fastball anymore, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts is totally cool with trotting him out there in more high-pressure situations. That is absolutely the last thing Dodgers fans want to hear right now in the first day of October.
    Are Dave Roberts and the Dodgers scared of the Padres? I wouldn’t go that far, but the Padres are just 1.5 games back after winning nine out of their last ten games, and have two games remaining against the Dodgers this series. With half a month left in the season, the Padres have plenty of time to make up that gap. Los Angeles’ Magic Number to clinch the division is 15. In other words, the NL West is very up for grabs. But Dave Robert isn’t worried about any of that! Besides, both teams will make the playoffs. The division is all about bragging rights, while the Dodgers are pursuing a greater goal — one they haven’t reached since 1988. That hasn’t been for a lack of trying given their recent October failures. “As far as the benefit, it’s nonexistent,” Roberts reiterated.The Dodgers are preparing themselves for the worstThe Padres bevy of trade deadline acquisitions have synced with the team quicker than expected, and the result is a well-oiled machine. Whether you think they’re fun, cocky, or a little bit...
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was clearly not happy with Trent Grisham’s bat flip on Monday night.  There were some extra fireworks during Monday night’s showdown between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, with slugger Trent Grisham getting things going. The powerful lefty took Clayton Kershaw deep to tie things up, a game the Padres ended up winning, but fired off a bat flip and took his time to start running the bases. This annoyed Kershaw and the rest of his Dodgers teammates in the dugout, who really let Grisham have it as he rounded third base. After the game, skipper Dave Roberts also commented on Grisham’s act, and he wasn’t happy about it at all. Dave Roberts said he “took exception” to Trent Grisham not showing the respect he believes he should’ve shown to a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw. He said he has no problem with players admiring home runs but he thinks a pitcher of Kershaw’s caliber deserves more respect. — Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) September 15, 2020 There’s clearly some beef right now between the Dodgers and...
    Fernando Tatis, Jr. drama changed Dave Roberts’ mind on so-called unwritten rules. Los Angeles Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, has had a change of heart after watching the Fernando Tatis Jr. drama unfold. Roberts says, although he came up in a time when those unwritten rules we are all debating now, were followed without question, he understands times are changing and the incident with Tatis Jr. has him rethinking how he viewed those rules in the past. Listen to his thoughts about the incident here. #Dodgers Dave Roberts on the Fernando Tatis Jr. drama, says he can see both sides but is leaning towards the side of Fernando. pic.twitter.com/NH0blfdeQd — Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) August 18, 2020 In case you are a baseball fan living under a rock, the whole upheaval came when Tatis Jr. hit a Grand Slam off an 0-3 pitch when the team was already ahead. Apparently, in some alternate universe, this is a no-no and actually trying to make sure you have a significant lead is being mean. I hope you sense the sarcasm in my writing.Fernando Tatis Jr....
    Arizona train derailment in Tempe Town Lake described as a scene from hell 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring Dodgers P Joe Kelly, manager Dave Roberts suspended by MLB Major League Baseball did not take much time handing down discipline stemming from the incident between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros Tuesday evening. © Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Joe Kelly is facing an eight-game suspension for throwing at Astros players. By now, it’s well known that Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly threw behind Astros star Alex Bregman before taunting Carlos Correa during the game. Joe Kelly sends a message to Alex Bregman pic.twitter.com/qiJrA92QPx— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) July 29, 2020 Astros get mad at Joe Kelly and stuff. pic.twitter.com/KGX2xxtGfN— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) July 29, 2020 This all stems from the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that resulted in MLB handing down big-time discipline and Houston’s brass being fired earlier this year. Obviously, the Dodgers themselves played a big role in that having lost to Houston in the 2017 World Series. MLB has now handed down discipline for Tuesday’s...
    (CBSLA)- The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) athletics department announced their nine bmember Hall of Fame Class of 2020 on Wednesday. Among the nine Bruins legends were Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love and former U.S. Women’s National Team star Lauren Holiday. Joining Love, Westbrook, Roberts and Holiday are softball pitcher Keira Goerl, long jumper Mike Powell, women’s basketball player Noelle Quinn, gymnast Tasha Schwikert and water polo player and coach Adam Wright. Westbrook and Love teamed up to take the Bruins to the 2008 Final Four, one year after Westbrook had played a role in helping the team reach the 2007 Final Four. Both men went on to win Olympic gold in 2012 at the London Olympics. Love added an NBA championship to his resume in 2016 when the Cavaliers knocked off the Golden State Warriors. Westbrook has twice led the NBA in scoring and took home the league’s MVP award in the 2016-17 season. Roberts started out as a walk-on with the Bruins before becoming a team captain in 1994 as a senior and walked away from the...
    Dave Roberts (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Dodgers should be legitimately concerned with number of players missing from camp. If things for the Los Angeles Dodgers weren’t bad enough with the announcement that David Price wouldn’t be playing in 2020, it seems there are a multitude of players who aren’t showing up to summer camp either. The list of missing Dodgers consists of Kenley Jansen, A.J. Pollock, Pedro Báez, Gavin Lux, Tony Gonsolin, Scott Alexander, and Keibert Ruiz. OUCH. The Dodgers are missing at least seven players from camp: Kenley Jansen, A.J. Pollock, Pedro Báez, Gavin Lux, Tony Gonsolin, Scott Alexander, and Keibert Ruiz. Dave Roberts could not explain their absences. He said he is hopeful all seven will return “sooner than later." — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) July 7, 2020 The absence of Jansen makes sense, though it’s a huge hit to the team. He’s struggled with very health issues in the past and could be deemed high-risk due to COVID-19. There’s been no official word of him opting out of the shortened season at press time.The Dodgers have just...
    The strategist qualified with the Los Angeles team for the World Series in the 2018 and 2019 seasons | Norm Hall / . Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that he will use the designated position to give defense defense to several of his field players. In a conversation with MLB Networks, the California squad driver said he will make the decision based on the opponent’s starting pitcher’s hand. Against lefties he will use right sluggers and vice versa. The #Dodgers won’t have a full-time DH in 2020, Dave Roberts told us on @MLBNetworkRadio. He expects to use the spot as a partial day off for regular players, depending on handedness of the starting pitcher; I have mentioned Justin Turner as one option in that regard. @MLBNetwork – Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 24, 2020 One of the players that Roberts will consider for this is infielder Justin Turner, who regularly plays third base on the favorite team to win the Western Division of the National League. In 2020, the designated hitter will be used for the first time...
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