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Jonny Gomes talks about retiring the beard as a champ and getting ready for 2014

Feb 28, 2014|

Mikey talks with the formerly bearded Jonny Gomes about the beard going out a champ. How it feels in spring training after a World Series Championship, David Ortiz' contract situation, and where the nickname Ironsides came from.

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But before we go any further with LP's fiftieth birthday party LP of course legendary forces for the Bruins and military other things to light. We have another legend on the phone -- it's. And he is the one and only Jonny Gomes who's -- news from I'm sure somewhere in Florida Johnny how are you. So boy that -- go -- gonna have a big party down here we wish you were here -- you better things to do you know like get more stuff so what we couldn't understand why you're not. How's it going down there. But we're gonna work around here at the -- gone through some. Now Johnny's got a big America that we want to -- now and and again openly because you Gotti. -- -- baseball clinic that we wanna make sure everybody knows about driving home today all of going Johnny. It's it's for kids that are in. Boys and girls by the way a great -- to wait and it's gonna happen the Saturday after all open the home opener Mike correct. Correct correct. Saturday April 5. At the sports center in Bedford Massachusetts 9:30 in the morning and this is a special by invitation only root for round. Folks that are connected with this city thank you cards in my correct on that. You nailed so far. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Counties duplicate that and by the way down and -- I've seen pictures spouses who shape the bearded you know you talked about -- just appeared but I don't know if you looked scarier now when you have it. Yeah oh I get that and yeah -- -- older media of which meeting -- there underneath your date. You know look into it and you got on the market that before you know I mean beard and a chance. You're retired -- champions. The last game that beard ever play. You guys to get all cranked up but neither did -- that going to be a -- Spring training and have a feeling when it comes to headlines and that's always a good thing that's part of that is the com. After the big storm which was to Tony thirteen world championship. Is that that is it that normally the way it is when a team wins at all like I -- it didn't always used to be like that for the Yankees. But but -- this Red Sox camp in particular that is not a whole lot you know earth shattering stuff going on down right. Well I guess it could. You know I mean I don't know. Is there RI she met her chatter. You know last year either. I mean. They were right on pace for another in order to -- like that. Now you're obviously pencils and it is about five or six out it was a people are talking about is as being in the mix you work completely happy. With your role last year. Seems to me like you might hear -- secretary always must have more at bats. But he you know you feel that role well and it it you don't actually legendary fashion. You Roque would be that guy who you know gets a majority was at that gets left handed hitting. It. Com community you know beyond it by my main role. And help keep it. You know I kind of fell into that role on -- you know we didn't need immediate jump into. You know why Economos righty is in economic. And in my car. But every year's different. You know player wise I mean. I've waited gain it. For a 162. Plus games and get myself in shape and not beating her at many great period is that the iron QQQ. We're required. You know -- the end of the day you know it's going to be ready when I called on it I'll make the lineup. But the professional you know I got to be ready her for all so. Was put John Ferrell you know -- that should begin issue. Yeah you know because I guess the biggest story -- -- street -- in the ever ever never ending -- Out of the every other years so -- -- but David Ortiz contract to see here's a guy hits 688 the World Series. Why is anyone even. Talk about this is the kind of an automatic feeling. That statistic and he got to have side right now. Yeah I mean. Your eyes. You know the way he did I mean that is a very. -- puts so much the way shoulder you know. The lead the way. He started. You know and that the month in the beginning. You know he played directed at easing. You know speaking after a night game. You know I mean man you know thirty homers thirty -- accurate. Under state employees you know and a lot of places and -- yet we well deserved. Many years in dollar. Yeah. I guess is safe to say -- -- there there is that it -- say captain of the recession we will talk on -- -- about Rondo being captain of the and in hockey it's a huge save around a recap the Celtics. From baseball perspective it's. Is it safe to say that Dustin Pedroia is the at least de facto captain in spirit based on the way he approaches the game. Yeah I mean what -- I mean. He is not always you know it's happening you know and you know kind of -- it years the Red Sox. But I mean if you're a fan of major read it all and your favorite team is any 130. And indeed true we can't argue it out Dustin Pedroia -- game how he approaches the game and just how professional the and you know I'm just so lucky to now share -- -- out with them. To where we really see all the hard work does and we don't you know it's not just it. God given ability he runs -- I mean you know this guy he busted but he's at the yarder early Paisley. And as talented as he is you know -- -- days number one goal to win. You know I mean the guy and it's true you know -- -- an Oprah or with a win any day. Yet he give up a batting title for a birdie ring ring no question every time right. Yeah yeah 100%. You know regardless you know we put a lot of weight on and on defense. -- market and in community gold gloves you know that's going to be re why -- he's the chief -- world champion well decorated. Was on individual Iraq Kuwait. And I mean you know use his second base. He thought he Tibetans -- is out of there you go up or. Could just do you know whatever it takes to win. Hey Johnny -- with a lot of hopes last year or Jackie Bradley junior coming out if he had decorate spring and then he struggled out of the gate and really no evidence of that can line up. Obviously there's going to be a need for him -- We Jacoby Ellsbury on. You think if Bradley. Rated fill that -- Yeah that's where you you know and you know you are hurt by means that -- very struggle that the big league. You know I've always said you know you can go from -- Tripoli you know and you can't you know -- able. One last then -- reported big week. Seems to be huge huge huge -- Mean you're talking you know staggered ports on the other side you're talking three or five guys that the Iranians trying to figure out ways to you out. And you know. These he's old girl you know -- splash this talent last year. But you know a guy can't junior we push each -- side more and you look you know if Charlotte. Any idea ID prove -- here but -- done great things it teammates. You've made some huge. You experience in Boston and then it's here it's I get the nickname iron sides. Of that go back a long way to. Our I mean yeah it is just -- aren't always over today you know you're citizenship. That's -- artery there. And you know kind of with a victory here -- another battle tested note certain voluble -- directive. And you know albeit later but they know they'll float. And you know I'm simply not battleship you know from but the bullet and actually -- you know I'm still -- They'll definitely battle tested absolutely fit -- -- blue call avoid their Boston. Let's throw this right. Now Jonny -- with a she's hosting -- baseball but it Saturday April 5 at the edge sports that are Bedford Massachusetts now this -- -- -- exclusive to Citibank. Thank you card members need to have a city. A -- thank you card to participate only a 150 participants. In this so if accurate should -- April 5 yet and it right away. John everybody played to the Tampa Bay Rays and I get tied maybe it's a sign of I respect that when when you went or somebody in the U opposing team. Is someone that the fans here. Don't like it's because of Europe it's because of your -- -- -- field. And -- -- -- -- -- -- -- camp when you run the race with a video camera over here and understood completely what the race spits on you man it's like you one of those guys doesn't mind. Building up some animosity because of the way you play the game in the opposing markets. Yet I mean. There's there's there's so much -- on in the -- at bat in the dignity and you know I definitely you know Dick Dick Strong in my moral and Michael. You know what that means that you know tiger did get up there. No problem myself from people won't help me you know there that there really was only one way to play and you know. Doctors my trials tribulations. And you know arm never know you know what he's going to be here -- -- the Iraq. And so you know -- start with that but -- -- -- you know you got blue collar guy and I would give up ground where. Someone you know want to you know -- nine in the radio station I think you're starting left at there are. That's how likely do we need you there we have -- final walk. There's the ball couple -- my I'm gonna die. And you know -- you guys with the top of the mountain at such an unbelievable way last year totally unexpected way they were the first element of it. You know the parade all these memories now. Which you have how do you maintain. All of you collectively. And energy level toward repeating because it out standings wise this nordic go up you can only stay the same and that is of victory itself right. Yeah that's right you know on the -- or work out where you know there's a lot more you know off the field distractions or are some people a lot more of you know and media whirlwind. -- this -- -- If you're talking. Rare and it here or the hardest thing to do in the game is only one other team on board urged World Series. And what this second who's been cornea. Back at MacWorld I don't need -- to return -- So. If you do school or that he did you know he was -- was hurt and we. That took. You know a lot you know a lot on the getting locked up so he started showed. No that you can't be battle tested. Go against any. Back to this table. -- that a little time now with an off season to really reflect back on what happened. Last year obviously it was an emotional regular season at times and it was extremely dramatic. Post season. Out with the with that the more time you had to look back that it does this still seems surreal. -- He made it through you know it. It is a little bit the real but the thing I'm like I really like no joke at our goals to win the World Series this spring training. And -- -- that we had our eye on the prize awkward exchange G game and then. You know throughout the playoffs. So if we didn't win the world isn't be a lot of guys. Ministers -- got finally you don't know them. You know those a huge monkey off our back. A bearded Johnny Gomes a true Red Sox favor with the a clinic for kids in grades one decades. On April 5 to register for the clinic -- -- a city privately asp dot com slash thank you events or call this number. 800 degrees 01. At 3503 Johnny we issue -- -- season and a healthy spring training with the reporters he had seen in April through Boston. I gotta be appreciated and or about where you're working in the park. And you're welcome -- -- next -- off you have but he did it it and got a that'll be and I'm in November. Will be -- good do we know but I don't and it's -- have a great. All right guys because they're Jonny -- talking it was applauded the planet Mikey show dirty water Fridays in progress.

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