Dating back to their 42-8 run last season, the Los Angeles Dodgers have maintained a loose clubhouse that playfully revels in their success. Despite the wide array of nationalities and personalities on the team, the players are often seen ribbing one another or going through choreographed celebrations.
The Dodgers cruised to a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins Tuesday night, setting them up for the opportunity to get the three-game sweep with a victory Wednesday. The win was sparked by a five-run sixth inning for the Dodgers, which led to a playful exchange in the dugout between Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Juan Uribe — a trio of players who are no strangers to dugout antics.
Puig was waiting in the dugout after being driven in on a Hanley Ramirez double that gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Gonzalez followed Ramirez with his own RBI double, and the first baseman, not known for his speed, came around to score on a Matt Kemp single to left. On his way to greet Gonzalez, Puig demonstrated his version of Gonzalez running on the basepaths.
Not to be outdone, Gonzalez responded by grabbing hold of Puig, with aid from Uribe and the outfielder had his head repeatedly hit in an effort to get him to mimic the action of a bobblehead. The first 50,000 fans who attended Tuesday’s game received a Puig bobblehead and though he didn’t hit a home run as Ramirez did last season, Puig finished the game 2-for-3 with one RBI.
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