Live Chat With Former MLB Outfielder Jonny Gomes
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Kirt
8:49
Was the Coco Crisp fight important for the 2008 Rays?
Jonny Gomes
9:32
I think the fight with the Yankees was more impactful and set the tone for the season
Ice
9:33
What was the most fun team you played on?
Jonny Gomes
9:33
Every day every team in the show was fun
Joe J.
9:33
What was it like being a part of the Sox-Yankees rivalry? Thanks!!
Jonny Gomes
9:34
You should play every game as if there is a rivalry but the atmosphere of that rivalry was amazing
Champ
9:34
Jonny, what is it like being traded from the under .500 Braves to the Royals and winning the World Series?
Jonny Gomes
9:35
A little added pressure when a team chasing a title wants you to join, Help the ball club anyway I could without messing up what they’ve created
Future of Baseball
9:36
Jonny, There is lots of talk about the pace of the game and changes that need to be made. Sounds like some will happen in 2023 (pitch clock, limiting shifts). What would you do to bring more action back to the game and make it more exciting again?
Jonny Gomes
9:37
I think the game is just fine as is without the Pitch clock without banning the shift. We have some of the most exciting pictures and all offensive players the game has ever seen right now. No reason to change anything in my opinion.
Duffy
9:37
Jonny, thanks for doing this. As a Red Sox fan, I cannot thank you enough for all you did for Boston in your time there. My question - what do you think is the biggest difference in MLB from when you made your debut, to today?
Jonny Gomes
9:39
The biggest difference that stands out is the average velocity of the fastball. On the team aspect of things the biggest difference is how lineups change nightly, players can bat fourth and then not play for a few days, A player can hit first one day and ninth the next day.
MikeD
9:39
You had a good career that provided the opportunity to play for a few teams. Is there a team you WANTED to play for and why?
Jonny Gomes
9:41
I was a pretty lucky guy playing on the East Coast, West Coast, American League National League, big market, small market. I think I checked all the boxes team wise but it would’ve been fun to share the clubhouse with a couple more superstars
Joey Votto
9:41
Thank you for the passion and energy you brought to the Reds!!
Jonny Gomes
9:42
It was an absolute pleasure playing for the oldest franchise in baseball. Pretty magical year we had in 2010 be able to hang a pennant in the outfield
Baseball fan
9:42
Do you think too many teams in the playoffs waters it down too much
Jonny Gomes
9:43
I don’t think it waters it down.162 games is just an appetizer for the next potential 12 wins to get a World Series. Majority of baseball history is built from postseason success and failure
Baseball fan
9:44
What is your thoughts on some of the rule changes in place or proposed such as automatic free pass and proposed eliminating the shift. Also do you think the game is too slow. I like it like it us
Jonny Gomes
9:45
I worked my hole childhood and amateur playing days life to get to the big leagues. Once I was playing in the big leagues I was in no rush to finish a game, Every big league game is like a heavyweight bout heavyweight bout have more rounds than normal bouts in boxing.
Hits Like Rays
9:45
How did fame change your life?  What kind of advice regarding fame would you give to younger players trying to get into MLB?
Jonny Gomes
9:48
Fame and money exposes your core beliefs and actions. With my fame I was able to help multiple charities raise money space and help young kids pursue the same dream I had playing in the big leagues. Having fame is a powerful tool to use to Make memories for fans and family members.
Matthew
9:48
Hey Jonny, loved watching you when you were with the Reds. Where does Bruce’s division clinching homer in 2010 rank on your favorite moments to be a part of?
Jonny Gomes
9:50
I don’t like to compare big moments, big moments a rare big moments are hard to come by, big moments or history, Jay Bruce is home run was amazing to watch and it couldn’t of happen to a better dude.
Feury
9:50
How would you improve the game of baseball if you could change, or institute, up to 3 rules? (Focusing on gameplay, not the business side, which we talk about all too much these days! I stand with MLBPA!)
Jonny Gomes
9:52
I wouldn’t change a thing, our game major league baseball America’s pastime was awesome for 100+ years. The game was respected, while watched, in the 70s 80s 2000s and even earlier without all these crazy potential rule changes. Let’s keep it old school
Feury
9:52
What was your favorite stadium to play in, as part of the visiting team?
Jonny Gomes
9:54
I made my debut in Yankee stadium then off to Fenway my first two stadiums. It was amazing to be able to have my workplace inside a museum. Those two stadiums were probably my favorite .Also having the opportunity to go home and play in the Colosseum the stadium I grew up going to and watching the A’s.
Bradfo
10:00
What are the two records that will never be broken in baseball?
Jonny Gomes
10:02
The first record that will not be broke it’s probably most catwalk hits a Tropicana Field 13 ha ha that’s mine. Second would probably be any of the 15+ records Pete Rose holds
Guest
10:02
Favorite thing about Eric Sim?
Jonny Gomes
10:02
He loves baseball he’s great for the amateur baseball player to watch and follow and truly hits tanks
Patty O
10:03
You got hit by a lot of pitches... who threw the one that hurt the most?
Jonny Gomes
10:03
Getting hit is not ideal but it does booster on base percentage if you’re willing to make it part of your game there’s an art to it and can hide your elbows and knees and hands to not get hurt. Would it be known they all hurt
10:05
I gathered a lot of memorabilia during my plane days and still gather some. A few of my favorites are Mariano Rivera’s cleats signed game used Ted Williams bat signed team issued Arizona Cardinals football jersey solo signed by Pat Tillman a hank Aaron signed jersey in a few Derek Jeter items
Diggs
10:06
Best memorabilia item you have collected over the years?
Jonny Gomes
10:06
Answer is above
Eephus44
10:06
What do you think of all the new analytics in baseball today? Did you use data and numbers to prepare to hit big league pitching?
Jonny Gomes
10:09
Data is probably the most performance enhancing tool you can have at your fingertips, and when used right it’s your best coach. Data and numbers don’t lie with that being said they can be used in the wrong way. I would recommend checking out BaseballCloud.com , my favorite platform by far.
Fear the Beard
10:10
You were my favorite player on the 2013 Sox team. In your opinion, who had the best beard on that roster?
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