Inside a baseball clubhouse, the bitterness of one man becomes fodder for the amusement of others. And so on Wednesday morning, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson grinned when he saw Adrian Gonzalez had returned from the World Baseball Classic.
“Adrian, what happened?” Pederson called across the room. “What happened?”
Seeing Gonzalez talking with reporters, closer Kenley Jansen imitated the weeping of a child. A few other Dodgers joined in. Pederson came over to greet Gonzalez. The men hugged.
“Hey, did you win?” Pederson deadpanned.
“We won,” Gonzalez said. “We did what we had to do.”
Said Pederson: “Unbelievable, huh? What kind of rules are...