Davey Lopes' return a boost for Dodgers

Updated: November 22, 2010, 10:14 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The last time Davey Lopes wore a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, it was soaked in champagne. It was Oct. 28, 1981, the Dodgers had just vanquished the New York Yankees in the World Series, and it was something of a last hurrah for one of the most talented groups of players the club had ever assembled.

"It was a lifetime ago," Lopes said Monday.

By the time the Dodgers gathered the next spring, second baseman Lopes was gone, having been traded to the Oakland A's, breaking up an ...

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