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Dave Roberts isn't missing a beat in first year as Dodgers manager

Dave Roberts isn't missing a beat in first year as Dodgers manager

The clock usually strikes midnight before Dave Roberts wraps up his meetings, grabs a bite to eat, changes into civilian clothes and heads home from Dodger Stadium. He replays the game in his mind for another couple hours, challenging himself on his decisions. He might get six or seven hours of sleep so, yeah, he needs his morning coffee.

In Toluca Lake, where the Dodgers manager and his family rent a home, Roberts says he gets his coffee from a shop he will not name, other than to say it’s not Starbucks. He is fairly anonymous there, or so he says.

It’s hard to believe him. But Roberts, who faces the camera twice a day as the leader of the most popular sports...

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