To promote Hispanic Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez took over the Dodgers twitter account yesterday afternoon and answered some questions.
Because the internet is a dark place, there were some strange questions. It started off normally enough, with Gonzalez fielding questions about his plans if baseball hadn’t worked out for him and what he does before a game. Then, the Q&A got real when asked if he put sour cream on Mexican food (which IMO is punishable by death but that’s one of the many reasons I don’t get to make laws.)
HERO. This answer was the reason I decided to write this post.
He was also asked if the team celebrated wins by “turn[ing] up to El Mariachi Loco after a win”, a song probably permanently embedded in the minds of any fan that has been to a game in the last couple years.
In perhaps the most important question ever asked on twitter dot com, Gonzalez cleared up the mystery of the 2015 season when asked about the disappearance of the infamous bubble machine.
To push the narrative, how can a team with a $300 million payroll run out of bubbles??? Something is fishy there Adrian.
Gonzalez and I also have a lot more in common than I thought, as Gonzalez and Joc Pederson‘s fantasy football team is apparently not doing too well.
I can’t speak on his team, but you should have seen my face when I managed to draft Andrew Luck (and Tony Romo as his backup) and Dez Bryant. That is working out very well.
If they could make a version of the FX show The League, but with the Dodgers, I would watch that so religiously.
AGon also gave some advice on how to get a player to throw you a ball in the stands.
Ageism at its finest. I can’t wait for my niece to be born so I can take her to games and cheat the system.
Shading away from the humor, Gonzalez was asked what it was like playing alongside his brother, Edgar Gonzalez, who played in 193 games combined in 2008 and 2009 for the Padres. Edgar slashed .274/.329/.385 for San Diego as a 30-year old rookie in 2008, while seeing time at second, third, short, left field and right field.
Gonzalez also proved he has jokes, when asked what his go-to order is at Subway (which Clayton Kershaw is a spokesperson for).
These were my favorite answers among the 13 questions Gonzalez answered during this brief Q&A. The Q&A was a promotion for Hispanic Heritage Night, which will be Saturday, October 3rd at Dodger Stadium against the Padres.