Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/22/13

A number of athletes have used their equipment to pay their respects to the victims of this past week’s tragic events. On Sunday, Jonny Gomes will use his bat to pay homage. Will Middlebrooks tweeted a photo prior to the first game of the Red Sox’ doubleheader against the Royals. It’s supposedly of the lumber that Gomes will use. The bat features the names of the four people who were killed during this past week’s attacks. Above the victims’ names is the phrase “Boston Strong,” which has become a rallying cry for many Bostonians. Check out Gomes’ bat below. Jonny Gomes bat today http://t.co/xIzReo61dA— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 21, 2013 Have a question for Ricky Doyle? Send it to him via Twitter at @TheRickyDoyle or send it here.

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