The Dodgers' organist celebrated Justin Turner's Final Vote win by playing Smash Mouth's 'All Star'
On Thursday, the big news was revealed: Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner won the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote and was awarded a spot on the NL roster for next week's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. This is a big deal.
Watching him play this season, it's seemed as if the hits start coming and they don't stop coming, over and over. Which makes sense, considering Turner entered Thursday's 5-4 win over the D-backs hitting at a more than robust .384/.473/.571 clip.
The Dodgers' organist is a man named Dieter Ruehle, who also does work for the nearby Kings and Clippers. Ruehle has a knack for amazing in-game musical selections. So what did he choose to play before the game to celebrate Turner's big news? What else but the Internet's ubiquitous favorite song, "All Star" by Smash Mouth:
This marks the first time in Turner's career he's punched a ticket to the All-Star Game. It's easy to imagine all ballplayers, even as children, wondering what the ASG experience is really like -- but as the old saying goes, you'll never know if you don't go.
Fortunately for Turner, he won't have to wonder anymore.