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Red Sox Welcome Back Dave Roberts

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In 2004, Dave Roberts was made famous in Boston for the "stolen base heard 'round the world." He helped begin the surge that was the best comeback in professional sports history. On Monday, Red Sox fans will welcome Roberts' return to Boston.

When Roberts stole second base against the New Work Yankees in 2004, he forever cemented his place in Boston history. On June 15, 2007, Roberts, as a San Francisco Giant, returned to Fenway Park for the first time as a player since 2004. He received a standing ovation every time he came up to bat.

But in 2009, Roberts will not be patrolling center field in relief of Ellsbury or trading tips on swiping second. The New England Sports Network (NESN) announced late last week that...

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