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Pink Sox supervisor Alex Cora walked to the mound within the high of the sixth inning in Wednesday’s recreation in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays. The workforce huddled round him as he shook Justin Turner’s hand, hugged him and watched as Turner walked to the dugout.
As Turner was strolling, he raised his cap to the followers at Fenway Park, who stood up from their seats and gave him the standing ovation they believed he deserved.
In his first season with the Pink Sox, Turner grew to become a fan-favorite for his stellar hitting on the plate and his management off of it. He has a participant choice in his contract to return to Boston for an additional yr if he desires to, however as of now it’s unclear whether or not or not he’ll train it.
If this was his closing house recreation with the Pink Sox, Turner will go away Fenway Park as probably the most beloved Pink Sox gamers in current reminiscence. And based on Turner’s current submit on X, the platform previously often known as Twitter, that love is mutual.
“Thanks [Alex Cora] and all of the @RedSox followers who poured out their hearts and souls to root us on and make Boston really feel like house in my 1st yr right here!” Turner posted. “I’ve beloved each single second and I can now respect how magical Fenway Paaaahhhk actually is! #BostonStrong”
That wasn’t even Turner’s first phrases of reward to Pink Sox followers of the night time. He advised MLB.com’s Ian Browne that he loves taking part in for Pink Sox followers and that he admired what number of seats Fenway Park crammed up on Wednesday, despite the fact that the Pink Sox not have a playoff spot to play for.
“Have a look at tonight, it’s the final recreation of the season, out of playoff competition, however the home is packed and everybody’s into the sport and it’s simply been an absolute pleasure to play in entrance of those followers each single night time,” Turner stated. “So I need to say thanks to all of the followers for being so courageous for displaying up and sorry we fell quick.”
Regardless that Turner’s future just isn’t but sure, he loves Boston and has acknowledged that he wish to come again for not less than one other yr. He doubled down on that want after Wednesday’s recreation.
“I might positively be completely happy if I used to be again right here once more subsequent yr,” Turner said.
Lots of Turner’s current phrases counsel that desires to maintain his locker at Fenway Park. If he does, Pink Sox followers might be completely happy to welcome him again.
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