The first thing people likely notice about Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is his bushy, red/orange beard. But when he’s got his jersey on and he turns around midgame, there’s another spot that catches the eye.
Turner usually has a black smudge or smear across the “Tu” in his last name on the upper-back of his uniform. That was true in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series against the Rays, too. But while baseball players are the ultimate creatures of superstition, Turner doesn’t make the mark intentionally. It just ends up there thanks to his usual daily routine.