Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin brings Cats and Cleats to the World Series

by Bill Shaikin @ The Los Angelas Times

Gonsolin’s profile figures to grow beyond the four-word description repeatedly aired on national television during the postseason: “part man, part cat.” No starting pitcher got more votes in the National League rookie of the year balloting last season. But if cats are his calling card for now, he wants to play that card to help minor leaguers. When his team took the field for the clinching game of the World Series, Gonsolin wore “LA” on his head, “Dodgers” on his jersey, and a cat on his cleats.

“I got to wear these custom cleats in the biggest game I have ever pitched in,” he said. “It was an awesome experience to spread my love for cats around.”