As revealed by teammate Will Middlebrooks on Twitter, Gomes ordered a pair of custom bats to be used in Sunday's doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals that feature the names of Boston Marathon bombing victims Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi and Krystle Campbell, and slain MIT campus officer Sean Collier.
Jonny Gomes bat today twitter.com/middlebrooks/s…
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 21, 2013
It was reported during the Red Sox television broadcast on NESN that Gomes plans on auctioning both bats off in the coming days with proceeds going to the victims of the attack and towards the recovery effort. The Red Sox official Twitter account later confirmed it.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 21, 2013
First class gesture all the way, Jonny Gomes. Well done.
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