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Adrian Gonzalez 'Thankful' to Dodgers on Bobblehead Night

The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a pregame show for their first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on his bobblehead night on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.



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    Francisco Vargas, the WBC super featherweight champion, shakes hands with Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on May 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Vargas will defend his belt on June 4 in against Orlando Salido. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    LOS ANGELES – It was not your average bobblehead night.

    Fans in attendance who witnessed the Los Angeles Dodgers dominate the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday received an Adrian Gonzalez bobblehead courtesy of Time Warner Cable, but for all intensive purposes, it was Adrian Gonzalez day at Dodger Stadium.

    The day began with pregame mariachi music performed live by Mariachi Los Reyes. The group's lead singer Jorge Alvarez, even performed a mariachi version of the national anthem.

    As fans got to their seats—bobblehead in tow—Gonzalez and his family were on the field to greet and wave to fans. His older brother, Edgar, who used to play for the San Diego Padres, threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches. 

    Gonzalez, who had his bobblehead in the dugout before the game, was happy with its likeness to the star slugger.

    "Now a days they do a pretty good job of them and make them look good," Gonzalez said of how his bobblehead came out. "Overall, its good."

    As a special treat for Gonzalez—an avid boxing fan—WBC featherweight champion Francisco Vargas joined Gonzalez in another ceremonial first pitch as the Dodgers' first baseman caught the Mexican fighter behind the plate.

    Hispanic fans love Gonzalez, so to have an entire day devoted to their favorite player was something special for Los Angelenos.

    As for Gonzalez himself, he was thankful for the gesture and will cherish the memories down the road, but the most important thing was to get a victory on his bobblehead night, something his teammates helped him achieve with a 3-1, win and series sweep on the field.

    "I'm thankful to the organization for thinking of me. It's something special that gives me good memories for the future," Gonzalez said of the day's festivities. "Even though I didn't get a hit, we won the game and that's the most important thing for me."

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