The news is not all dreary today. The sun is shining, as old friend Dave Roberts makes his way back to Fenway tonight as a member of the San Francisco Giants. There's no doubt his presence will bring down the house and energize the crowd, and Terry Francona had this to say about the upcoming moment:
"People here really took to Dave, and I'm sure he'll get a big welcome (tonight). I hope he gets an ovation, then pops up and sits down. But we'll never forget that he was involved in such an exciting baseball moment. Typical of him. He came here and handled the role he was given. We told him to stay ready, and he sure did."
In case anyone needs to be reminded, it was Dave's role in this:
that led directly to this:
Thanks to that moment, as Rick said to Ilsa, we'll always have Paris. I, for one, will be standing and applauding in my living room, right along with the Fenway crowd.
Welcome back, Dave.