Sunday night marked the Little League Classic, MLB’s annual trip to Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa. The Philadelphia Phillies took on the Washington Nationals and before the game, one of the Phillies made a comment that turned some heads.
In pre-taped segments, players are asked different questions. What’s their favorite baseball movie, favorite food, etc. One of the questions that aired prior to Sunday’s first pitch was, Who would you most love to meet?
Washington’s shortstop CJ Abrams said Jay-Z, while Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper said that he’d already met that person, point to the Phillie Phanatic on his. Nothing too surprising.
Phillies shortstop Trea Turner, though, identified Elon Musk.
Trea Turner's answer of Elon Musk will probably stir up some opinions. pic.twitter.com/fOmUrpTn0V
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) August 20, 2023
Musk is certainly a polarizing person and his ownership of Twitter, or X, hasn’t done anything to change that. There are very few neutral opinions on Musk.
That showed on Sunday after Turner’s answer was revealed.
Trea Turner 100 K% since saying he wants to meet Elon Musk
— Adam Aaronson (@SixersAdam) August 20, 2023
Trea why pic.twitter.com/GX6Qk367Jr
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) August 20, 2023
Trea Turner said the person he'd most like to meet is Elon Musk so we can actually start booing him now.
— all my teams want me dead (@PanasonicDX4500) August 20, 2023
Trea Turner being an Elon Musk guy is the moment he truly became a Phillie, all of these guys have to have at least one problematic trait to truly fit in with their teammates
— Matt Carey (@RealMattCarey) August 20, 2023
Trea Turner just said if he could meet anyone, he’d want to meet Elon Musk.
This is why the Dodgers got rid of him!
— sky (@GonsolinRBW) August 20, 2023
The first inning did go poorly for both Turner and the Phillies. Turner, Philadelphia’s second hitter, struck out and while the Phillies did get two runners on, they didn’t score. Washington had no such problem in the home half of the inning, opening up a 4-0 lead before even recording an out.
[Photo Credit: ESPN]