Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox and Lacrosse Meet

Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox and Lacrosse Meet

Boston's Jonny Gomes is known as a loose, free-spirited slugger with a lot of tattoos. He's not a shy guy, but people have rarely seen him enact emotion like he did after the fifth inning during Game 4 in St. Louis. Gomes, fans, and personnel held up “Stand Up to Cancer” signs as a show of support for those battling cancer.

Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning during game four of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: H.Darr Beiser

Gomes, granted the opportunity, held up two signs.


One for his high school coach and another for a little boy named Brady Wein. Brady has acute myeloid leukemia. His father, years ago, created a club lacrosse program called Brady's Bunch lacrosse to raise awareness for acute myeloid leukemia.

Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) talks to a reporter after defeating the Detroit Tigers in game six of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bob DeChiara

What happened next was like a scene straight from a movie. Gomes hit a three-run homer in the top of the sixth to give the Sox a 4-1 lead. The Red Sox were able to pull off the win and even the World Series at 2-2. Could you imagine what the world would be like without sports? Sports act as a bridge where emotions and faith meet. A game can't cure cancer, but it can inspire one to beat cancer.
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