Dodgers Fans React to Trea Turner’s Insane World Baseball Classic Performance

If you’ve been watching the World Baseball Classic, you’ve seen former Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner become somewhat of an American hero. After his second inning solo home run in the final against Japan on Tuesday, Turner now has an incredible five home runs and 11 RBIs in the six-plus WBC games. One of those home runs was a go-ahead grand slam in the quarterfinal round that ultimately led USA to victory over Venezuela and into the semifinal round.

It has to be a little weird for Dodger fans who are rooting for USA to be watching Turner dominate. Trea, of course, elected to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason, bringing an end to his Dodger career after just one-and-a-half seasons. So, while it’s hard to not like Trea, it’s been a little difficult for Dodger fans to watch him put on a show in the WBC, knowing he won’t be helping their team this season.

The reactions from Dodger fans have ranged all over the place watching Trea do his thing, so let’s start with the positive — well, the most positive.

Yeah, not a lot of positive so far, but understandable. Here’s the sad feeling that many Dodger fans are feeling as they watch Trea continue to hit dingers in big moments.

And then there’s the unhappy Dodger fans, who are a little upset they didn’t see this Trea Turner with the Dodgers.

It feels very bittersweet for Dodger fans to watch Trea do his thing, but personally, I’m happy for him. I have no hard feelings towards Trea, and I think he made it pretty clear he wanted to go back to the East Coast early on last season. So while Dodger fans won’t be rooting for Trea when the MLB season starts, they may as well enjoy watching him help a team they’re rooting for one more time in this final game of the WBC!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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