The biggest story out of the Dodgers winning the World Series isn’t the fact that it was their first title since 1988, instead, it’s the fact that Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 in the eighth inning after testing positive for coronavirus and then deciding to celebrate with his team anyway.
Turner taking the field to pose for photos and celebrate with his teammates has dominated the sports world this week and as other Dodgers make the media rounds they’re obviously being asked about it.
Walker Buehler joined Sportscenter and was being interviewed by Kevin Negandhi on Thursday and seems to have found a way to get out of having to answer any questions about Turner. As soon as Negandhi asked his question about Turner, Buehler’s connection just so happened to cut out.
Walker Buehler’s “connection drops” when he’s asked about Justin Turner on SportsCenter. pic.twitter.com/1YuhRPsmbD
— Stephen Hicks (@StephenABC30) October 29, 2020
Sure, there’s a chance that Buehler’s connection really did cut out, but the timing is absolutely perfect Buehler ‘accidentally’ cutting off the call at the exact moment is just a smart move. Instead of ducking the question or saying ‘I don’t want to get into that’ he simply dropped the call.
Following the incident with Turner, the MLB did release a strong-worded statement addressing that they have launched a full investigation into the matter.
“While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.”
“The Commissioner’s Office is beginning a full investigation into this matter and will consult with the Players Association with the parameters of the joint 2020 Operations Manual.”
It feels like it’s only a matter of time before MLB drops the hammer on Turner, but it’s clear that Buehler and other Dodgers aren’t going to add any fuel to that fire.