8:55 PM PT — Crazy news about Dodgers star Justin Turner who was taken out of the the game in the 8th inning, because a COVID test came back positive during the game!!!
Turner did not celebrate with the team on the field — but now there are new concerns about possible exposure to other players, coaches, staffers, etc.
After the game, Commissioner Rob Manfred explained … “We learned during the game that Justin was positive. He was immediately isolated to prevent spread.”
9:18 PM PT — More info on the Turner coronavirus situation — ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports the lab doing the COVID tests informed MLB that Turner’s test from Monday came back inconclusive. So, as soon as the Tuesday sample came back positive, the league called the Dodgers and told the team to pull Turner immediately.
But the question … how many people could have been exposed in the 8 innings Turner played on Tuesday before he was yanked??
This could be a huge problem …
Passan says when the Dodgers return to the team hotel, everyone will take a rapid PCR test. Passan says it’s unclear if the COVID news means the team will stay in Dallas … or if they will try to travel back to L.A. Passan says the situation is “fluid.”
First the Lakers, now the Dodgers … HAVE AN OCTOBER, LOS ANGELES!!!
The L.A. Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday — clinching a World Series title for the first time since 1988!!!
It’s the 7th World Series championship in Dodgers history.
The Dodgers battled back from a 1-0 deficit and took a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning. Mookie Betts extended the lead with a solo HR in the top of the 9th.
Final score, 3-1 … clinching the series for L.A., 4 games to 2.
Corey Seager was named World Series MVP.
It’s the first World Series title for longtime Dodgers stars like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and company. That locker room is gonna be LITTTTTTTTT.
Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson was on hand and was going crazy when the Dodgers won. Awesome moment!
The Blue Crew had made it to the World Series in 3 of the last 4 years — but lost to the cheating Houston Astros in 2017 and then the Boston Red Sox in 2018.
But this was L.A.’s year … the pitching, the hitting — even the coaching was top notch. Shout out Dave Roberts.
As we previously reported, the L.A. Lakers have postponed their victory parade until they get the all clear from L.A. City and County officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s likely the Dodgers will follow suit.
In the meantime, CONGRATS!