Dodgers manager Dave Roberts shows true class after losing to Cubs

Saturday night was a tough one for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

His team got beat — badly — by the Chicago Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS, which ended the Dodgers' season and sent the Cubs to the World Series.

Roberts, who played for the 2004 Red Sox team that broke Boston's curse, understands completely what it's like to be on the other side of Saturday night and handled the loss with complete class and sportsmanship.

He found a quiet moment during the Cubs' celebration to meet Cubs manager Joe Maddon inside Wrigley Field and congratulate him.

Afterwords, he went into the interview room and talked about how good the Cubs are and why they were the better team in the NLCS.

“[Hendricks] was ERA leader, he pitched well all year long. He consistently made pitches, didn't make any mistakes tonight, kept the ball down, kept us off balance … you can have a plan, but if the opposing pitcher doesn't make mistakes, then it's still tough to execute. Kyle pitched a perfect game.

“They won 100-plus games, they really have no weaknesses — youth, veterans, starting pitching, they got the guy at the back end, they catch the baseball, they can slug, they get on base and they're relentless. They took advantage of our mistakes. That's a very good club over there, and they outplayed us this series.”

Here's to hoping Roberts and the Dodgers get their shot.