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Dodgers: Justin Turner Doesn’t Sound Like He’s a Fan of the All-Star Jerseys

Us too JT, us too.



Not everyone is a big fan of the All-Star jerseys this year. When MLB first released the design, it was met with some backlash from baseball fans online. But Dodgers fans in particular seemed very unhappy with the design. 

That sort of happens when you have one of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. Dodgers fans seemed to hate the idea that for the first time in 88 years, the two teams will wear jerseys that do not represent the team they play for during the season. 

Instead, the All-Stars will wear matching jerseys that are less than ideal. Some folks have gone as far as to compare them to slowpitch/beer league softball jerseys. 

As expected, the players don’t necessarily love the idea of not wearing their own jerseys. Justin Turner spoke with the LA Times about the new jerseys and how he would prefer to wear his team jersey to represent the Dodgers in Colorado tonight. 

I don’t know if I’m necessarily in love with that. To wear a Dodger uniform on the field for an All-Star game, it’s something to be proud of….I’m all for new and change. Maybe it will be something that catches on and it will be super popular and we’ll be doing it for years to come.

We like the optimism on the part of JT, but fully expect this to be the last year MLB tries out a standardized uniform. Dodgers fans are definitely going to want to see their jersey when the All-Star Game comes to Los Angeles next year.  

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The Dodgers will have 4 different guys playing in the Midsummer Classic tonight, including Max Muncy starting as the designated hitter. Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, and Walker Buehler should all make appearances in the game at some point. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. If I was a member of the defending world champions, I would want to wear my real uniform too. Manfred is batting 000. He has never made a good decision. Everything he does is wrong.

  2. The uniforms were terrible. Baseball is a sport where it’s easy to identify the defensive players from the the opposing team (unlike football and basketball). No reason players cannot wear their own uniforms. Another blown call by MLB. And what an insult to honor the late great Henry Aaron in Denver, instead of Atlanta. MLB turning their sport into a political cause. Stay in your lane MLB.

  3. I am unable to understand why the designers of these uniforms and those who approved of them, thought they really looked great. What was the approval process? Someone should have looked right at them and asked, “Are you that freaking stupid?”

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