Dodgers fans tuning in to the game against the New York Yankees on Sunday may or may not have recognized actor Nick Turturro sitting directly behind home plate.
The actor was especially visible in the bottom of the ninth as he celebrated the Yankees closing out a series win. His antics seem to have annoyed Joc Pederson according to a video Turturro uploaded to Twitter during the game in which he accused the Dodgers’ OF of flipping him off.
Actor Nick Turturro, a wild man and Yankee fan, claims Joc Pederson flipped him off for no reason on Sunday.
We choose to believe him!https://t.co/V7bRgCwxfp
— 12up (@12upSport) August 26, 2019
In the video, Turturro claims to have gotten in Pederson’s head by simply looking at him, but whether or not his accusations hold up to the truth have yet to be confirmed.
Pederson certainly seemed fine in the first inning as he blasted a 420-foot bomb off of Domingo German’s first pitch. He did, however, come up short in his next two at-bats to finish off the game at 1-3.
The rest of the Dodgers’ offense was non-existent for the rest of the game as well, only recording four more hits the rest of the game and none coming with runners in scoring position.
Dodgers fans can only hope they get the final laugh if the team ends up taking on the Yankees in the Fall Classic come October.