Found June 07, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Jonny Gomes
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Jonny Gomes is no stranger to throwing caution to the wind while playing the outfield. As it turns out, he has a good reason — or five — for playing so fearlessly. “I’ve almost died five times,” Gomes told That’s right. Gomes, one of the most charismatic individuals in the Red Sox’ very loose clubhouse, has apparently stared death in the face five times. And he’s not only lived to tell about it, but he’s also become a stronger person, and player, because of the experiences. “It’s pretty much how I approach everything,” Gomes reportedly said. “I’m not trying to test life. None of those things are adrenaline rushes, but just unfortunate things.” Gomes’ first brush with death came during the outfielder’s freshman year of high school, and involved a candle tipping over and lighting the sleeping bag he was sleeping in on fire. The second incident was a car accident on Memorial Day weekend. Gomes spent two days in the hospital, while one of his best friends was tragically

David Ortiz Wears ‘Boston Strong’ T-Shirt Under Jersey While Hitting Walk-Off Home Run to Beat Rangers (Photos)

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Red Sox Second Pick Is Another Tall Pitcher

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Destination Red Sox Nation - 6/6

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Papi Walk-Off HR Powers Sox Over Texas, 6-3

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Will Middlebrooks Stay in Pawtucket May Be Longer Than Rehab Assignment

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will MiddlebrooksIs in Pawtucket on a rehab assignment and he may find that his stay in the minor leagues extends beyond a traditional rehab assignment.  Middlebrooks is eligible to return on Saturday.Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke to the media on Wednesday night, and said, “This is not only a chance to make sure his health issue is behind him...

Clay Buchholz Wins Amica Pitcher of the Week Honors After Four-Strikeout, Two-Hit Performance

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Shane Victorino Back in Red Sox Lineup, Takes on Leadoff Spot, Center Field in Game 2 of Angels Doubleeader

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Red Sox Draft Review

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Video: Papi's Walkoff HR Gives Red Sox 6-3 Win Over Texas

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Daniel Nava’s Start to 2013 Season Shows Teams Don’t Need to Sign Top-Tier Free Agents Like Josh Hamilton to Win (Video)

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Red Sox Academy: Two-Seam Fastball

Bob Stanley teaches how to throw a two-seam fastball.

“Sunday MLB on TBS” Heads to Beantown for the Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox

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