Dodgers News: Justin Turner was hoping for a different Masked Singer reveal

Kyle Franzoni
Los Angeles Dodgers - Banana (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers - Banana (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

The Banana was revealed during last night’s The Masked Singer episode, but Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was hoping for a different result when the mask was finally pulled off.

If you aren’t already familiar with it, Fox’s The Masked Singer is one of the strangest phenomena on television today. The show, which features celebrities hidden in wild costumes and singing covers of hit songs, has become a staple of weekly television, especially in these strange times. Each week a singer is eliminated and then revealed to the audience, generally to the dismay of the judges and the viewers at home who’ve spent some time debating who could be under the mask. You can usually tell by scrolling through trending topics on Twitter every Wednesday evening and seeing countless celebrity names, generally mixed between the debate over whether they are under the costume or the countless people sending out the infamous Denzel tweet thankful that the celebrity is not dead or sick.

Well. Wednesday night’s episode was no different (h/t Yahoo Entertainment), with performances from a costumed Rhino, a Frog, and a Kitten. However, it was the Banana that was eventually eliminated and revealed in the episode.

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Do not scroll further if you are a die-hard fan of The Masked Singer and don’t want to know who The Banana Was.

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When the mask was pulled off, the Banana was revealed to be none other than 80’s hair metal rocker Bret Michaels of Poison. The clues of dragging cats and nearly dropping the quote, “nothing but a good time,” were seemingly enough to hammer home that it was Michaels under the mask.

So why are we talking about this on a Dodgers site?

Well, when the reveal was made, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner confirmed to the Twitter world that he was watching The Masked Singer. However, he admitted that he was hoping it was someone else under the banana mask.

Of course, Turner was referring to teammate Enrique Hernandez, who has infamously become known for his The Rally Banana with his Dodgers teammates.

The rally banana got started in May 2015, when the Dodgers were in the longest scoreless slump since the team moved to Los Angeles. To try and change the dugout mojo a bit, Hernandez started aiming a banana at the opposing pitchers during every pitch. It resulted in the team stringing together a few hits (started by Turner no less) and eventually breaking through. Hence, the Rally Banana was born.

The team would continue to play off of the novelty and even saw an instance where Dodgers general manager sent Hernandez into the dugout with a full-blown banana hoodie during the 14th inning of a game later that season. The Dodgers would go on to win that contest 2-1 over the rival San Francisco Giants.

So while it was disappointing that Hernandez was not revealed as The Banana on The Masked Singer, it was still an “ap-pealing” callback to some good days for the Dodgers.