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Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay at Donald Trump's hotel while in Chicago

By Stephanie Morino

The Dodgers are currently in a head-to-head battle with the Chicago Cubs in the MLB League Championship Series—the teams are tied 1-1, with the third game of the series taking place in L.A. tonight. But it's a game that took place back in May that has people talking.

It's recently come to light that the Dodgers' beloved first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, refused to stay in the team's long-used hotel while in Chicago—the Trump International Hotel and Tower, owned by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Gonzalez confirmed his protest, saying "I didn't stay there. I had my reasons," as reported by the Daily News. When pushed further to explain his reasons, Gonzalez politely refused to get into the politics of it all—though it doesn't take a genius to figure it out, considering Gonzalez is a Mexican-American with deep roots in Mexico and Trump's stance on immigration and his comments about Latinos.

And now it's come to light that when the Dodgerswere in Chicago for the current series, the entire team did not stay at the hotel, though they're saying it had nothing to do with politics. Hey, if Gonzalez can keep hitting home runs like he did in game two (ultimately winning the game for L.A.), he should be able to stay anywhere he likes.

Game three of the series is at home tonight, starting at 5:08pm at Dodger Stadium.

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