You probably know by now that Dave Roberts has been officially named the new Padres bench coach, following Rick Renteria's move to the Chicago Cubs managerial position.
Fans were given a chance to submit questions via Twitter for Doc Roberts to answer on MLB.com. Watch the video below to find out things what a bench coach actually does, what advice he would give Buddy Black, and whether or not he'll still be working with base runners.
It's kind of a short video. Only three questions were asked/answered. I suspected that maybe it was because of a lack of questions submitted on Twitter, so I went looking through the #Padres hashtag to see what other kind of stuff was asked. I found a few that I would have liked to hear the answers to.
Has Dave Roberts started working out a little more in case he needs to hold Bud Black from running at an umpire next season? #Padres— Friar Fever (@FriarFever) November 19, 2013
If you're interested in that last question by Friar Fever, you might want to check out the interview Darren Smith did with Doc Roberts this afternoon. Darren brought up the possibility of Roberts taking over as manager if Bud got himself ejected during a game. So maybe it wouldn't be such a bad thing if Bud Black were to run at an umpire next season.
It's a good listen, but if you don't feel like listening I jotted down some bullet points.
November 19, 2013 marty
If you need even more Doc Roberts in your life (and really, who doesn't?), he'll be on MLB Network's Hot Stove tomorrow morning at 7:45. So make sure to set your DVRs.
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- Wally Joyner joins Brad Ausmus in Detroit
- Bud Black talks to Marty Caswell about the Padres off-season