Jonny Gomes wears stars and stripes jacket to White House to meet President Obama

David Brown
Big League Stew

Before opening day, The Stew reported that Boston Red Sox slugger Jonny Gomes ordered red white and blue "stars and stripes" sport coats for the White House visit. Gomes reportedly ordered enough for everyone, including President Barack Obama, but only he wore the garish jacket and white pants on Tuesday when the Red Sox were recognized in Washington D.C. His teammates either pulled a fast one on him, or they never were going to do it in the first place.

Gomes, looking like he was in uniform for an America's Cup afternoon tea party, is pictured above with teammate Mike Napoli in the more conservative three-piece suit. The caption on Napoli's Twitter reads: "Just hanging with Bill," as in a portrait of Bill Clinton.

Obama seemed to like the suit, or at least was amused it as he shook hands with Gomes in a procession of players. If you're still into fashion faux pas, then also deduct points from Dustin Pedroia, David Ross and John Lackey, each of whom did not appear to be wearing ties — at the White House! Pedroia and Lackey have been there before, apparently, would be the excuse? They're not the only W.H. returnees, though.

David Ortiz handed Obama a Red Sox jersey (but not the stars and stripes jacket) and took an Ellen/Oscars-style selfie with the 44th president. You'll be seeing it soon if you haven't already.

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