Hey, here’s something Dodgers fans are going to be rational and reasonable about! All reactions to this clip? Will be measured for sure!
Reportedly on the verge of a contract extension in Los Angeles, manager Dave Roberts dropped by the Dan Patrick Show this week and continued his recent behavior of feeling frisky, honest and like an open book, live on air.
In response to Patrick’s prompt, “The Dodgers will win the World Series if…” Roberts responded, “If we play a full season and there is a postseason.”
In case any of his declaration was missed, he repeated it more clearly, stating, “[The Dodgers] are winning the World Series in 2022.”
Luckily for all parties involved, this will absolutely not backfire, joining a long list of guarantees in Joe Namath’s Super Bowl wake that have all, universally, gone according to plan.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts guaranteed the 2022 Dodgers will win the World Series.
In making this statement, Roberts did not come off overly confident after the signing of Freddie Freeman, nor did he provide any bulletin board material to the 107-win San Francisco Giants. Do they even use bulletin boards in the Bay Area? For whatever reason, mashed-together cork feels environmentally hazardous.
Roberts also didn’t unnecessarily step into this controversy, providing a boastful guarantee in response to a boilerplate prompt, one he could’ve answered by saying something humbler, like, “If we click.”
Wow, it’s … it’s so easy to list off all these things Roberts did not do when he broadcast to the rest of the league that the 2021 NLCS-losing Dodgers would be winning the World Series one year later. Briefly, we were worried he opened the door to even more scrutiny, if that was possible. Luckily, though, he did not do that.
He did not wake up the Braves, who will likely want to avenge the loss of Freeman by defeating the team they already disposed of last year. He certainly didn’t rankle Max Scherzer and the Mets, owned by someone who doesn’t typically spring into financial action following petty slights. He didn’t put Andrew Friedman on high alert or put any extra pressure on himself in Year 1 of his upcoming big-money deal.
If he had done any of that? Oh, boy. Big mistake. Luckily, Roberts’ guarantee will never be mentioned again, and the Dodgers have solidified their 2022 World Series victory.