"I give Dodger fans a lot of credit for being knowledgeable," said Roberts, a fan favorite when he played in L.A. from 2002-04. "This is going to be a test, whether they show their knowledge and appreciation and love for the game, or whether they go the other way.
"These are 55,000 fans ... who'd be fortunate enough to be a part of history. So be a part of history and make it the great moment that it is. Don't tarnish it by acts of cruelty or whatever. Be above that.
"It's bigger than being a Dodger fan. This is beyond the rivalry. This is history"... "Those are people revered as the most knowledgeable fans in baseball, fans who get it," Roberts said. "I played in Los Angeles and I'd like to think they get it as well."
With all due respect Dave, your a fool if you think the rivalry will not trump Barry's pursuit for the record. Our fans will boo and berate Barry like they always do. Why would you expect anything different? After all, didn't we hear boo's when Russell Martin was introduced during the All-Star game? The rivalry runs deep, and you should know that.
On an aside, I don't know if i care much about him breaking the record. History will judge him in the future regardless of my beliefs. All I know is that "I Hate the Giants" and Barry is a perfect representation of why "I Hate the Giants."