Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes quite literally wore his American pride on his sleeve during the Sox’ visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Every Red Sox player received a vibrant stars-and-stripes sport coat as a gift last week, but Gomes was the only one to wear his during the trip to meet President Barack Obama.
"I’m a pretty patriotic person, whether it’s my outfit or what I stand for," Gomes said after Obama’s address, via the Boston Herald. "I didn’t want it to be too much of a distraction. I hope it’s not. Just truly blessed for my freedom and everything that the flag stands for."