The 10 best photos of Jonny Gomes with the Red Sox

Early Thursday morning, the Red Sox traded pitcher John Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Athletics for outfielder Yoensis Cespedes.

Naturally, most of the post-deal chatter was about Lester, who is a free-agent after this season and Cespedes, who is a rising star.

Lost in the all the discussion, though, was Boston losing a player who has given baseball fans many memorable photos.

Not only did Gomes wear the beard and tattoos well, but his penchant for dressing up in various items from helmets to robes to anything decorated in stars and stripes was downright inspiring.

So, without further ado, here are the 10* best pictures of Jonny Gomes as a Red Sox. (*Technically, No. 5 is David Ortiz holding a cutout of Gomes’ face, so we’re counting it as a Gomes photo.)

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Jonny Gomes celebrates after the Red Sox beat the Rays in the divisional round last year.

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Jonny Gomes celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series last year.

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Gomes and Red Sox celebrate in the clubhouse after the ALCS.  

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Mike Napoli (left) pulls teammate Jonny Gomes’ beard after hitting a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning of Game Four of the 2013 World Series.

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David Ortiz holds a giant Jonny Gomes head.

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Gomes celebrates on the field after defeating the St. Louis in the 2013 World Series.

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Gomes  holds the World Series Trophy while singing along to "The Boys Are Back" with the Dropkick Murphy’s.

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‘Murica! Gomes speaks with the media in front of the West Wing of the White House.

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