I've haven't been watching the playoffs, but I switched over to the Dodger / Cardinal game just to check the score during a down moment of the Chargers game. It was then that I saw the most hilarious, over-the-top, Adrian Gonzalez self fist bumping celebration ever. It was befitting of a soon-to-be World Champion.
It's hard to believe that this is the same guy that lead the league in mopey for his entire Padres career, but it is. I haven't really been following his post-Padres career, but apparently at some point, either in Boston or LA he picked up this habit of congratulating himself after nearly every hit.
Here's a tweet from June during a Padres game, when I first noticed the self fist bump with explosion fingers.
Adrian Gonzalez just gave himself a fist bump with explosion. pic.twitter.com/rQoV2dbV3G— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) June 6, 2013
A tweet and a screenshot sufficed back then, but when I saw last night's spaziness I knew right away what I wanted. I needed an animated gif of Adrian dorkin' it up like a big ol' dork.
Someone make a gif of Adrian Gonzalez acting like a dork after his RBI.— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) October 15, 2013
This morning, finally, I found a gif on twitter.
I love it so much. I want to take it home with me.
"I didn't see it," Wainwright said. "I saw Adrian doing some Mickey Mouse stuff on third base, but I didn't see what Yasiel did. Those guys are fired up. This is playoff baseball, they want it over there."
Gonzalez was asked about Wainwright's comments following the game.
"I did what I always do," Gonzalez said. "We are in L.A., so Mickey Mouse stuff does go. ... Mickey Mouse is only an hour away. So, you know, it fits us. I did what I always do."
I like that Adrian is showing his true Dodger Blue colors. This is who he is, this is what he always does. Dorks gonna dork.