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Adrian Gonzalez: semantics expert
2008-02-20 18:26
by Bob Timmermann

The Associated Press ran a story today about the San Diego Padres and which players were eager to go to China next month for a pair of exhibition games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I want to eat some Chinese food,” Bell said Wednesday. “My wife’s Chinese, so she’s going to tag along, but I also want to see what real Chinese food is like. Two, I thought it would be cool to play in China.”

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez, one of only two regulars scheduled to go to Beijing, raised a good point.

“Over there it’s not called Chinese food. It’s called food. Like when I go to Mexico, it’s not Mexican food anymore. It’s food.”

Emphasis mine.

2008-02-20 19:29:12
1.   Eric Enders
"I want to eat some Chinese food," Bell said Wednesday. "My wife's Chinese, so she's going to tag along, but if she were just some white chick I would totally leave her behind."
2008-02-20 19:54:10
2.   Chyll Will
1 What if they were going to Seoul?
2008-02-20 20:00:38
3.   Bob Timmermann
Heath Bell's wife is named Nicole, so I'm guessing that she's likely has been to China as many times as Heath.

Bell is from Southern California, where the Chinese population can be best described as "not inconsequential."

2008-02-20 21:29:10
4.   LAT
I wonder if he knows that Chinese food in China is nothing like Chinese food here. In many ways its much better, i.e. fresher, but its not lie going to Yang Chow. That'sfor sure.
2008-02-21 12:17:39
5.   grandcosmo
4 Tell that to the US Olympic team who are bring their own food to the Olympics.

Why would food in China be fresher than here?

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