Don’t you just love this guy? He is often waving an American Flag or wearing one. Not too many MLB players have two World Series rings and probably none from the 707. In August Gomes had the good fortune when the Altanta Braves traded him to the Kansas City Royals. But of course Gomes cannot just leave Braves without making history – check out our earlier post Petaluma’s Jonny Gomes pitching one of the greatest innings in history. Gomes, a position player had the rare opportunity to help save Atlanta’s pitching staff by coming in to pitch against the New York Yankees – he struck out a batter to end the inning. How many outfielders can do that?
CBS Sports wrote the following about Gomes in his World Series play:
Gomes: He batted .167 in 12 games for the Royals in a redundant role, with guys such as Paolo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson getting all of the time as backup outfielders. But, Gomes also has what we like to call veteran presence — he also helped the Red Sox win a title in 2013. And after Christian Colon got the go-ahead hit in Game 5, he credited Gomes in multiple postgame interviews with helping him to stay mentally ready for the moment when the Royals might need him. Well, Colon obviously stayed ready, didn’t he?
Gomes also was noted for his speech in the Kansas City parade – see video on : WATCH: Jonny Gomes’ speech highlights Royals World Series parade.
The following video is from the MLB Baseball Website (It can take time for some computers to load the video below):