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Taking a breath on this Dave Roberts/Dodgers lovefest

Taking a breath on this Dave Roberts/Dodgers lovefest

Not to rock the waters on this Dave Roberts love boat cruise we all seem embarked upon, but you do realize he has managed exactly zero games in his entire life? (OK, one as an interim manager.)

That there are going to be agonizing growing pains along the way? That rookie managers have won the World Series exactly four times in baseball history and just once since 1961? That, yes, his career blossomed as a Dodger but his signature moment came as a Red Sox?

Roberts is a great person, bright, soft-spoken, pleasant as a morning cup of coffee, classy, the kind of guy...

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