Dodgers News: Justin Turner to Appear on MLB Network’s Play Ball

Dodgers’ All-Star third baseman Justin Turner will be on MLB Network’s kid focused show called “Play Ball” tomorrow (Saturday) at 7 a.m. and will be re-aired at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Former Major Leaguer, Sean Casey, hosted a “Circle the Bases” segment that featured Justin Turner answering a few fun baseball questions.

Turner was asked about his All-Star experience:

  • “Just standing around the cage and talking to different guys. I hit with [Joey] Votto and [Paul Goldschmidt] today, hit with [Jake] Lamb yesterday and [Josh Harrison]. Hearing them describe my swing is what was really cool. Obviously, talking about different routines and what you’re working on. It’s just cool to hear from the elite of the elite hitters, what they’re trying to do and what their mindset is.”

He also admitted that his favorite moment of his big league career came in last year’s NLDS:

  • “I think last year in the playoffs, Game 5 against the Nationals. Kenley [Jansen’s] in his third inning of work, he’s out of gas and we know he’s out of gas. Next thing you know you see [Dave Roberts] coming out of the dugout and I had no idea [Clayton Kershaw] was down there, but when the doors opened, 22 came out. Oh man, that’s something I’ll never forget.”

Then he left a message of advice:

  • “Don’t let someone tell you [that] you can’t do something. In this game we get labeled all the time and it doesn’t mean anything. You can do whatever you want to do as long as you put the hard work in, you put the effort in. Dream as big as you can and don’t let anyone keep you from reaching it.”

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Written by Trevor Vernola


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