There are only a few baseball players out there who can make baserunning look as cool as Trea Turner. But when Turner slides into home, the smoothness is absolutely unmatched.
Over the past few seasons, Turner has wowed MLB fans with his superhuman ability to turn a baseball field into a Slip ‘N Slide. It’s difficult to even tell how he does it. He’s sliding on a dirt surface, but he’s able to glide through the plate in a single, smooth motion.
The slide truly does not get old, and we saw it in action on Wednesday night as Turner put the Dodgers on the board with a third-inning run against the Cincinnati Reds.
Will Smith singled and Trea Turner scored in Trea Turner fashion.pic.twitter.com/mgJPQ9v7ss
— Dodger Blue (@DodgerBlue1958) June 22, 2022
And here’s another look that was rudely obstructed by a Carl’s Jr. graphic.
Another Trea Turner smooth slide pic.twitter.com/mIzmHX1nd2
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 22, 2022
Seriously, how does he do that? You can’t overlook the popup out of the slide either. It was all so effortless, and, of course, MLB fans continued to love it.
This was how Twitter reacted
Trea Turner still the coolest slider on the planet pic.twitter.com/oKYwjbUACa
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 22, 2022
Trea Turner did another cool slide pic.twitter.com/x6BoAFel6x
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) June 22, 2022
Ice Trea https://t.co/RpT1V3tJZV
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) June 23, 2022
How does Trea Turner slide so smoothly? It’s ridiculously impressive. pic.twitter.com/io3noSuoEh
— Michael Schlact (@michael_schlact) June 23, 2022
I want to be this smooth at anything. Idc what it is. https://t.co/l4gWHUTaFU
— Cowboys Due Diligence (@StevieJPTX) June 23, 2022
trea turner has a singular goal in life and that's to bless the internet with sliding in the dms gifs https://t.co/7wpepGCZms
— Brett Pucino 👻✍🏽 (@BrettPucino) June 23, 2022
I don’t follow sports very much but this is one cool looking slide! https://t.co/PDwhmhyK8E
— Deborah Kantrowitz 🌊🌎🦋🇺🇦 (@DeborahKantrow1) June 23, 2022
Wish I was this smooth at anything https://t.co/4xz67jndbm
— Lil' Blue Sasquatch (@lilbluesquatch) June 23, 2022
I can watch this over and over again …straight athletic https://t.co/TUqtq83nBO
— Shawn Wilmot (@ShawnWilmot1) June 23, 2022
Who needs a Home Run Derby? Just have Trea Turner slide for 30 minutes during All-Star Weekend at Dodger Stadium.