Grab a pen and paper, Shohei Ohtani — former Dodgers star Justin Turner has some solid pointers on how the MLB superstar can succeed with his new team … telling TMZ Sports there’s one simple way to win the fanbase over (if he hasn’t already).
Turner — who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason — will forever have a special place in the hearts of Dodger Nation … after all, he was part of the World Series-winning squad in 2020 and also secured the NLCS MVP when they made it to the Fall Classic in 2017.
With Ohtani deciding to join the “real” L.A. team after spending his first six seasons with the Angels, we asked Red what the two-way athlete would have to do to get the diehard fans on his side … and he pointed out everyone’s probably already over the moon about the historic signing.
“I think he’s doing a pretty good job with that already,” Turner said this week.
When we asked for one thing in particular that could earn the fanbase’s trust … his solution was simple.
There’s a ton of hype surrounding Ohtani’s move to the Dodgers following his record-breaking 10-year, $700 million deal … but it’s clear Turner thinks he’ll fit right in.
We also asked for some L.A. recommendations — considering Anaheim is NOT the same thing — and Turner thinks Ohtani’s got it all figured out by now.
As for whether he wants to go up against his former team in the World Series this season … Turner’s answer is pretty interesting!!