As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Padres beloved bench coach, Dave Roberts, has officially been named the new manager of the Dodgers.
“It’s hard for me to put into words what it means to be named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Roberts (43) said in a press release. “This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.”
It’s important to mention that prior to his career in the majors (on and off the field), Dave Roberts attended Rancho Buena Vista High School where he was a standout in football, basketball and baseball.
With the story trending locally on Twitter and Facebook, former Padres ace Huston Street tweeted the following about Roberts.
Huston Street tweet
Congrats to Dave Roberts, he might be really REALLY really short, but stands tall as a leader, person, coach and now Manager, happy for him - Huston Street (@HustonStreet) November 23, 2015
Replacing Don Mattingly, Roberts, of African American and Japanese descent, is the first minority manager in Dodgers history. Prior to this three-year deal, he has never managed a team before... Well, except for that one game (this season) after Bud Black was fired.
Dave Roberts leaving SD
I can see why the Padres didn’t want Dave Roberts. His winning percentage as a Manager is.000. - Judson Richards (@Judson1360) November 23, 2015