TORONTO — Every year Adrian Gonzalez and his friends pick a couple destinations on the Los Angeles Dodgers' road schedule and go fishing. This year they chose Lake Ontario.
Gonzalez, a few of his high school friends, and Dodgers teammate Yasiel Puig went out early Thursday morning and caught two salmon off the Toronto shoreline.
The Dodgers players posted pictures of their catches on social media with Gonzalez's salmon weighing in at 24 pounds and Puig's coming in slightly under at 19.
"We're going to cook them up and eat them," Gonzalez said Friday before beginning a three-game series against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "My friends meet me on the road a couple times a season and we always go fishing.
"We'd never done it here before."
The Dodgers, who had been playing in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night, didn't arrive in Toronto until 4 a.m. on Thursday. Two hours later they were on the water.
"We actually didn't get to the hotel until around 5 and the boat was leaving at 6 so we basically just dropped our stuff off and went straight to the boat," Gonzalez said.
"We stayed nearby. Five minutes in we were already fishing."
Puig has had a busy few days in the Canadian city.
The Dodgers all-star outfielder posted a photo of himself and right-hander Kenley Jansen at the Toronto Raptors playoff game Thursday night. On Friday afternoon he tweeted a picture of himself walking across the CN Tower's Edgewalk platform.
"Walked around the #EdgeWalk at the CN Tower today, 1,168 ft in the air! ?? #PuigNotScared #niceview #niceday," the Dodgers star said in the tweet.
Clayton Kershaw, expected to start for the Dodgers on Saturday, was also courtside as the Raptors beat the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.