It’s safe to assume Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has never been referred to as the fastest player on his team. However, don’t take that as liberty to question his foot speed.
That’s the mistake David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports has made on multiple occasions — albeit jokingly — and it came back to haunt the co-host of Dodger Talk prior to Friday’s game. Gonzalez challenged Vassegh to a foot race before the Dodgers played the Colorado Rockies April 18.
The race didn’t take place at the time, but Gonzalez followed it up by making a point to tell Vassegh he was certain that he was faster than the radio host during his postgame interview that evening. Nearly a week later, the two lined up to settle the score with the foul territory off the left field line converted to a makeshift raceway.
Gonzalez quickly got a leg up on Vassegh and needed to look back only to see how big of a lead he held. The 32-year-old first baseman cruised to the finish line with Vassegh trailing, left to wonder what could have been i he managed to win the race.