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Dodgers: Justin Turner Talks About Abrupt End to 2019 Postseason

JT feels all the feels.



Dodgers veteran third baseman Justin Turner sat down with Petros and Money at AM570 on Wednesday to catch up on what’s been a busy off-season for him and the club. It’s also been a longer than expected off-season after the Dodgers got unexpectedly bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

And that’s exactly what he’s talking about here in this video.

 

Every off-season you don’t win that last game, it hurts for a long time — it still hurts… and this one was really painful. Going out in the first like that, that wasn’t supposed to happen — having to watch baseball for the first time in two years sucked. … but then you just try to move on.

As Petros notes, the team and fans share in the same disappointment. And the off-season has been one of the more disappointing from Los Angeles in some time, especially after a record regular season.

Turner says he gets and feels the frustration of the fan base.

I totally understand where the fans are coming from and I try to let everyone know, look, we’re just as devastated, we’re just as pissed off — we have all the same emotions that you have probably tenfold. But we get it. I mean, how many years in a row can you say, ‘oh but we got a lot to be proud of’ as an excuse for not holding that trophy? We want to be the last team standing, but honestly, we’re running out of excuses here — we gotta get this thing done.

The third baseman goes on to say that he does replay the games and moments in his head, particularly his own. Whether it’s an impatient at-bat against Stephen Strasburg or a ball that tips off his glove, he says “there’s so much stuff you think about at night when your head’s on the pillow and it’s tough.”

NEXT: JT Talks Rendon Pursuit, Moving From Third Base

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. “I mean, how many years in a row can you say, ‘oh but we got a lot to be proud of’ as an excuse for not holding that trophy? We want to be the last team standing, but honestly, we’re running out of excuses here — we gotta get this thing done.”

    No Turner you aren’t running out you’ve already run out. Get it done or we want every last one of you who isn’t Buehler out of town

  2. Dodgers are becoming a reality show rather than a Team. All this drama of having firecrackers like KJ, CK and… Roberts, blowing games to then have a Hollywood tears reality show. Need to be more like the Yankees, win or get out of town. No doubt we/they are rich selling tickets and jerseys not winning WS. Like in 2017…Who in the name of the lord will have Kike batting cleanup in the postseason? No MLB Manager would have done that.

  3. Maybe if he kept his beard trimmed like it is now during the season, it will help (sarcasm). We all know players are superstitious. HAHA.

    C’mon other commenters, give them a break. Other teams deserve a Championship too. Yes, we have won the Division over and over and we want the Series, but, as fans, we can’t demand anything. All we can do is be FANS. You aren’t a fan if all you do is complain.

  4. this shows how incomplete this team is and year after year the same problems arise…….if you at least want to be competitive, the blatant problems that show would be addressed…….how come no players are knocking down the doors to come to the Dodgers? Why can’t the Dodgers rise to the next level? how long will we keep this makeshift team of castoffs of everyone expendables and they become our starters? the management needs to address these problems and while doing that they also need a new manager……this one is totally out of his league….and stars do get old and need replaced too……

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