It’s natural to get away as soon as you lose. Unfortunately for Dave Roberts going home wasn’t an option after the NLDS loss to the Padres as his family lives in San Diego.
The Padres went on to compete in the postseason and rather than listening to all the Padres fans of the area, Roberts decided it would be best for him and his family to take a nice vacation. Roberts enjoyed the off-season early and didn’t just leave the city, he left the country as a whole.
While the Dodgers have plenty of time left to improve on the mistakes of the postseason, now is the time to recharge and prepare for another long season ahead. (via The Athletic Baseball Show).
“Yeah, it certainly ended sooner than I had expected or hoped. So right then, so we finished losing to the Padres. I’m in San Diego, that’s where I live, and we lost at Petco so, knowing that the Padres are going to continue to move on, there’s a town of San Diego Padre fans, so I’m like, ‘babe, we got to get out of town.’ And when I say out of town, we got to go to the other side of the pond.”
It’s hard to think of a better place to visit after such a low point of the season than Europe.
“So what we did is that we got two tickets and we went to London. And guys, it was so much fun. It was my first time to London. And we took in a show. I think it was called Come From Away. It was a 9/11 show so that was fantastic. Met up with a Philly favorite, all time favorite, Chase Utley and his wife Jen, who were there. Yeah, they’re living in London now. So we had a dinner with them. And then we did some shopping. Went to Oxford for the day, so that was fantastic.”
While Roberts takes some time off the Dodgers front office is in full swing and are prepared to make some noise this of-season. The disappointing end to the season is a wake up call that nothing is safe in the MLB.
With the return of some key pitchers and filling some holes into the lineup, the Dodgers will be right back to championship contenders.
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