Dave Roberts’ Dodgers World Series prediction ages horribly after NLDS loss

Dave Roberts’ Dodgers World Series prediction ages horribly after NLDS loss

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Dodgers fail to reach World Series after Roberts’ preseason claim originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Dodgers’ 2022 World Series hopes evaporated right before our eyes on Saturday night.

Los Angeles was eliminated from the playoffs after a crushing NLDS loss to the San Diego Padres, a first-round exit that could make for one of the most disappointing seasons in baseball history.

If you listen closely, you might be able to hear a tragic tune being played from the world’s smallest violin.

Prior to the Dodgers’ 111-win regular season, manager Dave Roberts confidently claimed his squad would win the World Series this fall.

“We play a full season and there is a postseason,” Roberts said on a March 24 episode of the “Dan Patrick Show.” “We are winning the World Series in 2022. We are winning the World Series this year, put it on record. That’s our focus, that’s our goal.”

MLB Twitter so kindly obeyed Roberts’ wish and indeed put his comments on record, only to resurface them the second that the final out was recorded in Saturday’s loss to the Padres.

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Of course, Roberts’ preseason prediction was far from bold. Los Angeles went on to have one of the greatest regular seasons in the history of professional sports. Anything less than another World Series victory would be a disappointment.

You truly hate to see it.

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