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?
So here is what I had on for the 70’s celebration. BP was still taking place on the field. haha should have combed my wig.
This one I bought at the stadium so I took a picture of the picture
Notice my Dodger pins. One says “Fanatico por vida”. Fan for Life, and the other one is for Vin Scully.
Dodgers come from behind to beat the Rockies and celebrate with fireworks! to the tune of 70’s music and of course “I LOVE LA”. at the end.
Bad News: Doug Mientkiwicz is going to have to have surgery on his shoulder on Monday and is going to be out for a while. He was doing so well. Good Luck Doguie!
Blake DeWitt will join the big league club tonight. DeWitt, like last year spent a few days in the minor league only to be brought back again.
Tomorrow is Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers with photo day, game and Dodger movie premiere.