Column: There’s no way relationship between Justin Turner and Dodgers could have ended

Column: There’s no way relationship between Justin Turner and Dodgers could have ended

February 14, 2021 0 By Hitz

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner snags a ground ball during Game 1 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The clock still hasn’t struck midnight in Justin Turner’s fairy tale.

The story of the twice-discarded utility man who attained unexpected stardom with his hometown team couldn’t end now, not like this, so the 36-year-old third baseman and defending World Series champions agreed to extend a relationship that symbolized the revival of one of baseball’s signature franchises.

For at least two more seasons, the pumpkin will remain a carriage, the mice will remain horses and the rags will remain a jeweled gown.

Turner will remain a Dodger.

The deal made too much sense for both sides to not happen.