Roberts: Dodgers players no longer allowed to give in-game interviews
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is not pleased with his players providing in-game access to viewers on television.

During Wednesday's wild-card contest against the Milwaukee Brewers, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner wore a microphone and earpiece for ESPN. Turner conversed with commentators at various times during the game, including while playing his position.


Roberts revealed Thursday he only found out about Turner wearing the mic shortly before first pitch, according to J.P. Hoornstra of Southern California News Group. The coach was far from amused and decided not to allow his players to participate in the interviews as a result.

"Personally, I'm not a fan of it," Roberts said, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. "I don't know the arrangement. Baseball is kind of evolving but, yeah, I don't know. That's a decision Justin made. I don't see that happening with our guys going forward."

The skipper did quip that he "wouldn't mind if (Brewers star Christian) Yelich did it."

Turner, who went 0-for-4 in the Dodgers' Game 1 victory, was far from the first player to wear a mic for broadcasters this season. Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano donned one for his team's playoff game Thursday afternoon and provided a lighthearted moment when he dropped an F-bomb while making a defensive play.

Roberts: Dodgers players no longer allowed to give in-game interviews
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