When the Red Sox returned from the road trip following the Boston Marathon bombings, Jonny Gomes had a message for the team and the city. Saturday 4/20/13 witnessed his pinch hit double and iconic photo standing on second base. Working with Victus Bats, four bats were prepared for Gomes in honor of the four who passed away in the bombings. News of the bats took to twitter through Will Middlebrooks.
The below bat and batting gloves were used in the 4/21/13 game and then auctioned for charity by the Red Sox Foundation. Many view Gomes and the Boston Strong rallying cry as catalysts for the 2013 World Championship Season. You can see this and many other Gomes bats in the BAT COLLECTION section of the site.