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A turtle named after Dusty Baker returned to the sea after a rehab assignment

During Spring Training, Nationals manager Dusty Baker stumbled upon a sea turtle hospital on his drive home. It turned out that Baker has a soft spot for turtles -- he sports turtle pictures in his office and turtle sculptures at his home -- and formed a bond with one particular rescue undergoing rehab at the hospital. The bond was so genuine that the staff named the turtle after Baker.

On Tuesday, Dusty the turtle concluded his rehab and was set free into the ocean.


Now that Dusty the turtle is back to roaming free among the waves and the water, he can begin to take on Dusty the manager's personality. All he needs to do is pick up a discarded toothpick out at sea and he'll be all set.