- Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0, ending their 8-game winning streak.
- During the game, new Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner completed what many view as perhaps the smoothest slide in the history of Major League Baseball.
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Tuesday night during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, one run in particular, scored by new L.A. acquisition Trea Turner, stood out far above the rest. Which is saying something since both Corey Seager and Max Muncy hit some sweet dingers.
The reason for that is the ridiculously smooth way that Trea Turner went about sliding into home in the top of the sixth inning, scoring the team’s second run.
Some fans are saying it is the greatest slide in the history of Major League Baseball. And it would be hard to argue that it isn’t.
It appeared almost as if Turner’s slide was something that he’d been, as one of my co-workers put it, “practicing exactly that for 12 straight hours and wanted to get one perfect one before retiring for the day.”
Watch, and enjoy…
Trea's slide home was too nice. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oCXtDM19Rq
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 11, 2021
Seriously, if that isn’t the greatest slide in Major League Baseball history, it most certainly it the coolest.
I've been watching this for hours. My favorite part is Trea's insouciant, arm-swinging amble off the field. https://t.co/Uv1thEX9R0— Sarah Sorrell High (@sweetcheetah) August 11, 2021
i wish he would’ve moon walked back to the dugout after this😂 https://t.co/LXP4zpxyeM— Ashley Gutierrez (@ashley_tinyG) August 11, 2021
In a rain-soaked night the #Dodgers rained on the Phillies' parade, 5-0. Check out this beaut - no, not the crusher by #WillSmith, I'm talking about the Cirque du Soleil Ice Capades slide into home by #TreaTurner! #TheMatrix #TheOtherTurner #MLB https://t.co/awayhYu2iq— Zoran Press (@PressZoran) August 11, 2021
This might possibly be the most satisfying slide i’ve ever seen in my life pic.twitter.com/OvhvFis8fY— ♛𝕃𝕒𝕨𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖♛ (@TheBlazingKing_) August 11, 2021
Tons of people on the internet agree that it was fantastic and expressed how impressed they were with Trea Turner’s smooth AF slide as only they can: turning him and his slide into a instant classic of a meme by applying Turner’s slide to other appropriate situations.
If the Fonz played baseball ... https://t.co/vTeZYxbGev— SportsChasers (@FollowYourShots) August 11, 2021
the only way to explain the physics here is that someone pulled a Miss Frizzle and turned off the friction https://t.co/7SnrcMkywy— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) August 11, 2021
The Catcher probably heard hee hee on the way by https://t.co/e7HaxaaLP9— Free Draftkings Picks (@freeDKpicks) August 11, 2021
After watching Trea Turner’s slide 30 or 40 times now, there are really only two comparisons I can make to it.
Slidin' (literally) in the DM's like..... pic.twitter.com/1XGXS1PZ1C— Morgan Evick (@MorganEvick) June 4, 2017