Best wishes to Dave Roberts who is being treated for lymphoma. Roberts was diagnosed in mid-March and he says the cancer was detected early. He says the prognosis is “good.” He has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy so far.
Roberts played center field in Los Angeles from 2002-04. The former UCLA Bruin hit .262 with 273 hits and 164 runs for the Dodgers. He totaled 118 stolen bases, ranking third in the National League with 45 in 2002 and 40 in 2003.
I still remember this matchup with the Yankees a few years back at Dodger Stadium when Dave Roberts doubled and sped all the way home when Matsui misplayed the ball in left field for a two-base error, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 lead in the bottom half. The ball bounced past Matsui on the rubber warning track and he chased it down near the Dodgers’ bullpen.
“I was thinking two. I saw the ball get by him and at that point, I was thinking four,” Roberts said. “There was a lot of silence when I was running and then an eruption when I got to home plate.”
That was exciting watching Roberts get all the way home on that double and error play. I was at that three game series against the Yankees. I will be there come June for all three games.
Get well Roberts!
A big congratulations to Blake DeWitt for going 4 for 4 yesterday and Andre Ethier for belting two homeruns!
Los Cerveceros (Brewers) de Milwaukee will be at Dodger Stadium starting tomorrow.
Fantasy baseball update: Los Locos Azules are in second place in their division. Did I mention that Andre also plays for the Locos Azules?