He’s the ultimate self-made star: an average (if that) athlete who leveraged a sharp baseball intellect and obsession with data into a Cy Young candidacy. He knows a whole lot more than the rest of us. So why does he act like he wants us to despise him?
In defense of Dave Roberts, the Dodgers manager played his cards right in pulling Pedro Baez in a bind vs. Boston. Eduardo Nunez and the Rox Sox simply called his bluff, blowing Game 1 out of reach to take a 1-0 World Series lead.