The Dodgers usually stay at Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, but the team went elsewhere during the first two games on the NLCS, because a non-refundable deposit was required. The Dodgers didn't know if they would actually need the rooms until advancing past Washington in the NLDS.
But even if the Dodgers had been able to work it out at the Trump, at least one player would have found different accommodations. When the Dodgers played a four-game series against the Cubs in the spring, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez asked the team to find him another hotel.
"I didn't stay there," Gonzalez told Southern California News Group reporter J.P. Hoornstra. "I had my reasons."
As Hoornstra writes, those reasons are obvious, given Donald Trump's hostility toward Mexicans during his run as the Republican presidential candidate:
"Though he was born in San Diego, Gonzalez grew up in Mexico where his family has deep roots and his father owns a business. Gonzalez has played for the Mexican national team in numerous international competitions including the World Baseball Classic. He has been involved in charitable endeavors in Mexico, including refurbishing the sports complex in Tijuana where he played as a youth. Just this summer, he stepped in to help a youth baseball team from Mexico that was stranded in Los Angeles when its sponsor backed out of its commitment."
Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the second inning of the Dodgers' 1-0 win in Game 2 of the series Sunday. Clayton Kershaw worked seven scoreless innings to help the Dodgers tie the series at 1-1.