Dodgers' Justin Turner will be featured on MLB Network’s kids-focused show "Play Ball" Saturday at 7:00 a.m. PT. The program will also re-air at 11:00 a.m. PT tomorrow.
"Play Ball" features MLB stars discussing reaching the Majors, providing advice to kids trying to get better at the game, and sharing tips in one-on-one demonstrations with MLB Network analysts.
Turner opens up about the All-Star Game and the thought process he has gone through in his career. "I think every kid growing up dreams of being an All-Star, right?" Turner said. "But then as you get older and you start playing, you start realizing certain things."
“Honestly, where I was at four years ago, this wasn’t in the cards. You know what I mean? I was just trying to get a job, so, to be standing here today, to look back and reflect on the path that I’ve been [down], this is pretty special. It’s gonna be a really, really good story to tell."
The Dodger third baseman also had some great advice for young kids playing the game. "Don’t let someone tell you [that] you can’t do something," said Turner. "In this game we get labeled all the time and it doesn’t mean anything. You can do whatever you want to do as long as you put the hard work in, you put the effort in."
"Dream as big as you can and don’t let anyone keep you from reaching it."