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Yup, Jonny Gomes wore that red, white and blue jacket to the White House

Apr 1, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

The Red Sox made their White House visit today. Some dressed better than others:

I’m not the biggest Gomes fan in the world, but I do like seeing the flair. Still, it’s probably worth noting that the last time the Yankees made it to the White House, they all wore ties:


Take from that what you will.

  1. spudchukar - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    “Some dressed better than the others”, Yeah the ones without the ties.

  2. baseballici0us - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:07 AM


  3. rollinghighwayblues - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Sigh…maybe one day I’ll look as half as good as Lester does in a three piece suit.

    • baseballici0us - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Yeah, man. He’s a pretty big dude, right? He doesn’t look that big in uniform. I mean, just look at Napoli and Gomes right next to him, he makes them look “small.”

  4. jcmeyer10 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Red Sox beat writer said some older folks don’t like it when people wear flag as clothes. This is a guy who turned down the invite to go to the White House. I don’t think he likes the President.

    Either way, that’s Johnny Gomes. Love him or hate him that’s what you get. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t stick around for long. Though he has never won a World Series before so let’s see if that gets him an extra contract in Boston.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Who (which beat writer) said that?

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        I can’t remember. He was on with Gresh and Zo around 10:30 this am.

    • Carl Hancock - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:26 PM

      What those old people are referring to is the U.S. Flag Code which spells out how the United States flag can and can’t be used. Wearing it as clothing is one if the ways that it says it shouldn’t be used. It’s actually a federal law.

      Despite being a federal law it’s unenforceable due to the First Amendment, it’s more a respect thing than anything.

      But if you hear someone say it’s wrong what he’s doing,against the law, etc. that’s what they are referring to.

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM

        Thanks Carl! The respect thing I figured as much but that’s very interesting it’s a law on the books.

  5. ta3formforged - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    WTF is John Sterling doing in the photo? And why is he closer to front and center than actual players who are future HOFers?

  6. ta3formforged - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    And Michael Kay?

  7. historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    My eyes!

  8. jbriggs81 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Gomes looks like an idiot in that picture. If you are going to the white house dress appropriately. I am not even saying wear a tie, but at least look like you have some self respect.

  9. rollinghighwayblues - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Between dress pants and suit jackets there is about 14 aggregate pockets. No need for Napoli and Gomez to be wearing sunglasses on the back of the their heads like they’re teenagers. It’s either sunglasses or they’re both sporting blunts in their ears.

  10. renaado - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Yep, love the outfit but he’s truly out of place there.

  11. pisano - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Putting that ship of fools in the White House, is like putting a silk hat on a pig.

    • witchrunner - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

      I agree! Too bad the Red Sox didn’t have decent occupants to visit there. I must admit, not sure it’s worth the trip these days.

  12. natstowngreg - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    This speaks less about the Red Sox than about the Yankees. the Yankees came to the National Capital of Uptightness, and played the part. The Red Sox didn’t.

    • Carl Hancock - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      Your right. The Red Sox came to the Office of the President if the United States and acted like clowns. I guess because most of Washington is a bunch of clowns they figured they’d fit right in.

  13. deepstblu - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Ted Williams didn’t like neckties at all. I have seen a picture in which Williams and Mickey Mantle are cracking up over Casey Stengel giving testimony before a Senate committee; the caption said that Williams was the only man in the Senate chamber not wearing a tie. So being tieless in the corridors of power is just a Red Sox tradition.

  14. miguelcairo - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Yankees are more professional?

    • dwaynehosey - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

      Someone once said rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for US Steel….maybe in today’s terms like rooting for IBM or Microsoft.

  15. go4two - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Maybe because your a Yankee Ball washer ?

  16. Carl Hancock - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Bryce Harper says that’s a clown coat bro.

  17. ob1canobie - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Never read another thing that you write… take from that what you will.

  18. bigkurt6 - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    tie and no beard?????

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