The first time Dave Roberts stepped to home plate in a Dodgers uniform, batting leadoff on opening day in 2002 at Dodger Stadium, he scalded a ground ball into right field for a single.
He stole second. He was bunted to third. He scored on a groundout.
The man always did know how to make an entrance, and, oh boy, here he comes again, all scrappy and smart and selfless, only now he's returning home to teach it.
Tuck away your despair and move to the edge of your seat. A dust-caked former Dodgers leadoff hitter has just been handed their diamond-encrusted lineup card. The Dodgers will soon announce they have hired Dave Roberts as their manager, and life around Chavez...