LA Dodgers' Trae Turner as Smooth as Silk With This Slide Into Home Plate

Sliding into a base is not the easiest thing to do in baseball. As a matter of fact, many minor-league teams (and I'm guessing some major-league ones, as well) have sliding drills during spring training to make sure players do it right.

But then there's Tuesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, Dodgers' shortstop Trea Turner came around to score on a Will Smith (not the rapper/actor) single in the sixth inning of LA's 5-0 win over the Phils, and the slide was something to behold.

""I’ve been doing that a long time," Turner said. "That’s just how I slide, I guess. I try to not hit the ground very hard because it usually doesn't feel great, so I try to be as soft as I can and slide, whether it’s head-first or feet-first. I try to avoid tags, but that’s just how I’ve slid basically my whole life."

In beating the throw home from Philadelphia's Bryce Harper, Turner's slide is as close to ballet as you might get on a baseball diamond. Check it out below!

COVER PHOTO: Getty Images

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