"I didn't leave, I was traded."

Padres fans booed Adrian Gonzalez and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune was listening:

When Gonzalez came to the plate in the first inning, the reception was more lukewarm, a mix of boos and cheers from a typically small crowd.

Many of those cheers came from Dodgers fans.

It didn't bother Adrian though or so he says, but notice how quickly he changes the subject to tacos.

But Gonzalez said that the reception didn't matter to him. San Diego is still home, literally, and he spent the Dodgers' off day Monday with his wife and daughter.

"We went down to Chula Vista," he said. "Had some really good tacos."

Take note, if you ever see Adrian around town the best way to get under his skin is to ask him why he greedily left San Diego.

"I was traded. I was never offered a contract. Would you accept an offer that was never offered?"

It's a fair question, but probably a dissatisfying one for Padres fans, whose boos seem to cast Gonzalez as a greedy scapegoat in the divorce with San Diego.

Fair or not, it's a reception he may come to expect here.


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