It might be heartless, rash and unfair to fire Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
And it’s time to do it.
Roberts is smart, professional and even-tempered. And he’s got to go after the ugly scene Wednesday night.
In the parking lot outside Dodger Stadium, fans were running over a Clayton Kershaw jersey after his latest postseason meltdown — giving up back-to-back homers in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ season-ending loss.
In the clubhouse, Dodgers starter Walker Buehler was in tears after his strong 6 2/3-inning stint went for naught in a 7-3, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
The place felt like a morgue.
And it’s time to end Roberts’ reign while acknowledging his accomplishments. During his four years as manager, the Dodgers have won two National League pennants, reached the National League Championship Series three times and won four National League West Division titles.