The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays were one of the coolest and most delightful out-of-nowhere success stories in recent baseball history, a team filled with a bevy of teen stars and veteran hitting that coalesced to make an astonishing World Series appearance after having gone 66-96 the season prior. As an oral history in The…
Jonny Gomes didn’t have a single plate appearance in the Royals’ postseason run, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t preen and shout at the team’s World Series parade today. Give him a hell yeah, brother.
Jonny Gomes is a good daddy, and he celebrated tonight’s victory over the Astros by swinging one of his daughters around the pitcher’s mound. It looks like fun! Unfortunately, he didn’t see Jason Vargas’s kid running towards them and, uh, you’ll totally believe what happens next:
Please enjoy this video from yesterday’s Braves-Dodgers game: Vin Scully, the official narrator of summer, tells the tale of the time a young Jonny Gomes saw his life flash before his eyes when he was tackled by a wolf. I don’t want to ruin the ending, but the wolf did not eat Jonny Gomes.
If you are a Royals fan who attended last night's crazy-ass wild card game in Kansas City, you should go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. Because according to A's outfielder Sam Fuld, you played a direct role in the Royals winning that game.
[Royals fans look on as Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collide attempting to catch Eric Hosmer's 12th-inning triple. Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images.]
Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes just had no clue where this fly ball was. He seemed to lose it in the lights. Fortunately, Brock Holt—making his first career start in center field—saved Gomes with a fantastic catch.
After the Rays built a five-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, Yunel Escobar stole third base. A couple of Red Sox players saw that as disrespectful, and it wasn't long before benches cleared and players pushed each other around.
As threatened, Jonny Gomes wore his most patriotic blazer to today's Red Sox White House visit. He bought them for the entire team, but I guess they're saving it for a more formal occasion.
Heading into three straight nights in a National League park, John Farrell said he'd name his first baseman before each game. David Ortiz is 37, and coming off Achilles and heel injuries, and hasn't played three consecutive games in the field in years. Mike Napoli was raking through the first two rounds of the…
Jonny Gomes earned a facial hair-fondling on account of his home run last night that proved to be the game-winner. And, really, who on the Red Sox is more befitting of the beard than Gomes? He was likely born bearded.
The Red Sox clinched the A.L. East last night against the Blue Jays and engaged in the usual champagne-and-beer-spraying celebration. Fun times. Jonny Gomes added to the fun by kicking beer cans all over the place and apparently hit an old dude in the stands. Looks like he got him pretty good, too.
Over the weekend, our own Sean Newell asked if Jonny Gomes, the Oakland A's outfielder and designated Rob Deer, was "the biggest douchebag in baseball." Gomes's apparent crime was admiring a go-ahead home run. Here are some things to know about Jonny Gomes: He was occasionally homeless as a kid. He used to scavenge…
The scene: May 5, 2012. The 13-14 Oakland Athletics and the 19-8 Tampa Bay Rays are all tied up in the
10th 12th inning in Tampa when Jonny Gomes steps to the plate. Gomes would give the Athletics the lead when he hit a baseball the smallest distance possible for a ball to be hit and still be considered a home run…
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