LA Dodgers Player Refused Team's Trump Hotel Reservation

  • LA Dodgers Player Refused Team's Trump Hotel Reservation

LA Dodgers Player Refused Team's Trump Hotel Reservation

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez reportedly refused to stay at a Chicago hotel owned by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Adrian Gonzalez gave the Trump hotel in Chicago a poor Trip Advisor rating.

Gonzalez, whose solo homer proved to be the difference in the Dodgers' NLCS Game 2 victory on Sunday, wouldn't explicitly name Republianc presidential candidate Donald Trump was the reason he made a decision to go solo on the Dodgers' last trip to the Windy City.

"I didn't stay there", Gonzalez said, per JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group.

"I had my reasons", Gonzalez told the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Sunday. The slugger has played for the Mexican national team on several occasions for worldwide competitions.

Room-service preferences, family obligations - or maybe politics - will occasionally prompt one of the Dodgers' players to ask the team's staff to arrange accommodations at a hotel other than the team hotel during a road trip.

Born in San Diego, Gonzalez grew up across the border in Mexico, where his where his father owned an air-conditioning business. He has called Mexican immigrants "rapists" and drug dealers, and suggested an American judge could not be impartial towards him in a court case because of the judge's "Mexican heritage".

"I wasn't doing it for publicity, I wasn't doing it for people to look at me or talk about me", he told the Times on Monday.

The Trump hotel requires a non-refundable deposit in order to hold a block of rooms for the team, but because their division series with the Washington Nationals went the full five games, the team wasn't even sure they would need rooms.