The interview was over but the camera still focused on Dave Roberts. As he took off his headset, his wife Tricia walked into the picture and planted a big, triumphant, nationally televised kiss on her husband, the newly crowned National League manager of the year.
“I’m sure I’m going to get some ribbing,” Roberts said with a laugh.
He wasn’t sure how much ribbing. He said he had about 200 unchecked text messages.
Those were the spoils of victory. On Tuesday, Roberts became the first Dodgers manager to win the award since Tommy Lasorda in 1988, the last year the Dodgers appeared in the World Series. Every other NL West team has had a manager win the award since...