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Adrian Gonzalez's wife loves shopping in Chicago

Sep 28, 2010, 3:08 AM EST

This story from Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times will have Red Sox fans quaking in their boots. Yes that’s right, Adrian Gonzalez likes Chicago!

”There’s definitely a lot of positives about Chicago that if they made an offer, I would be interested in it,” said Gonzalez, 28, whose ability to hit for power to all fields is one reason he has a career .693 slugging percentage at Wrigley Field (85 plate appearances).

”Chicago’s a great town, and they have great fans, and I like the fact that it’s a small ballpark. I know the wind can play against you, but it can play for you, too. There’s definitely some positives. And my wife loves Chicago, for the shopping.”

Gonzalez’s wife likes Chicago because of the shopping? What, there’s no good shopping in Southern California? I’m not buying that one personally, but I guess if Gisele Bundchen can do THIS to Tom Brady, anything is possible.

That being said, I’ll bet my Justin Bieber wig that the whole “small ballpark” thing — not to mention money — will play a lot bigger role in Gonzalez’s decision once he hits free agency in a year. So rest easy, Red Sox fans, though Gonzalez has never played at Fenway, I’m sure word will somehow reach his ears that it’s a bit of a hitter’s park.

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  1. birdmancometh - Sep 28, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Can we not talk about his next team in the middle of a pennant race? Seems there are more exciting things going on at the moment. One of which would NOT be the Padres offense.

  2. Jasonb - Sep 28, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    I’d have to agree with birdmancometh.
    Even though it won’t happen, Padres do owe Adrian a nice contract for all he has done during his time in San Diego. Most likely another team will reward Adrian for that.

  3. matt - Sep 28, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    I obviously don’t know the context of the question or who asked it, but that’s kind of lame for him to be commenting like that while his team battles to get into the playoffs. Say “no comment” until the season is over and skip the “my wife loves chicago for the shopping” entirely. That might be even more wrong in todays financial environment than commenting on future destinations before your team is even eliminated.

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