Dave Roberts threw a little house party Tuesday. Bud Black was the guest of honor.
The men live a couple miles apart in northern San Diego county. Roberts, the manager of the Dodgers, and Black, the manager of the Colorado Rockies, got together for the announcement of the National League manager of the year award.
The other finalist, Torey Lovullo of the Diamondbacks, was by himself, at a ballpark in Arizona.
“Of course I would have gone,” Lovullo said with a chuckle. “When I was told that I was by myself and they were together, I was a little bit jealous.”
Lovullo can console himself with the award. After leading the Diamondbacks from a 93-loss season to the...