Get to Know Adrian Gonzalez

Get to Know Adrian Gonzalez The excitement of Red Sox fans is plentiful, but it's hard for them to truly know what to expect from Adrian Gonzalez. Sure, they've seen those eye-popping numbers, but most of them don't stay up until 1 a.m. every night to watch the Padres.

To help them out, NESN.com Red Sox reporter Tony Lee put together a five-part feature that describes Gonzalez, from his childhood to the present.

Part 1: Gonzalez gets his start as a backyard Wiffle Ball player.

Part 2: Doubters fill Gonzalez's minor league journey.

Part 3: Gonzalez doesn't succumb to pressure when joining Padres.

Part 4: Gonzalez rises to superstardom in hometown San Diego.

Part 5: Inspired by Ted Williams, Gonzalez expects big things at Fenway Park.

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