Jonny Gomes uses special bat honoring Boston Marathon bombing victims
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.
Jonny Gomes bat today twitter.com/middlebrooks/s…
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 21, 2013
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.