Posted April 21, 2013

Jonny Gomes uses special bat honoring Boston Marathon bombing victims

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In the Red Sox’s second game back in Boston since the Boston Marathon bombings, the team found another way to pay tribute to the attack’s victims.

Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes used a bat engraved with the names of the three people who died in the bombing — Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi and Krystle Campbell — as well as the name of the MIT officer who was murdered by the suspect during Friday’s manhunt, Sean Collier.

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks posted a picture of the special bat on Twitter before Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

On Saturday afternoon, the team honored the victims, Boston Police officers and Boston Marathon volunteers in a pregame ceremony highlighted by David Ortiz’s declaration, “This is our f—ing city.”

The Red Sox’s dramatic 4-3 win improved their record to 12-4 heading into Sunday. Gomes, a California native, joined the Sox after signing a two-year deal this offseason.


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