Since signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a Minor-League deal ahead of the 2014 season, Justin Turner has quickly established himself as a household name. He initially surprised many by making the 2014 Opening Day roster, which as it turns out was but a mere launching point for what lied ahead.
Turner proceeded to emerge as the Dodgers’ best pinch-hitter last season and arguably among the team’s top batters in clutch moments. He rode that momentum into this season and now finds himself as the Dodgers’ starting third baseman and No. 3 hitter.
While Turner has garnered plenty of attention for his superb play, his flowing hair and long beard have furthered his aura, if you will. When the Dodgers recently hosted Turner’s former club, the New York Mets for a three-game series, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully got on the subject of redheads and their future existence with Turner up to bat:
After learning of the commotion and attention his tale drew, Scully provided an update on the once-believed forthcoming extinction of redheads:
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they lost both games in which Scully was addressing redheads by a combined score of 15-2.