Found June 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
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 WEEI.com. 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
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