Jonny Gomes Talks Near-Death Experiences, Friendship With Richie Incognito And Underdog Story On Toucher & Rich

February 26, 2014 4:02 PM " BOSTON (CBS) - Jonny Gomes has had more than his lion’s share of near-death experiences.

“I’ve been able to dodge and shake off some pretty interesting situations,” he said.

Speaking to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich Wednesday morning, Gomes told the tale of when he was younger, cruising around in San Francisco when a homeless man “tripping out on peyote or something” approached his group of friends with a loaded .45-caliber handgun.

“Long story short, the police got him, but it was the real deal. Loaded gun, safety off. Everything. If he wanted to, it could have been lights out right there,” said Gomes.

That was just one time a gun was pulled on the Red Sox outfielder – it also happened once before. Gomes has also been attacked by a wolf, was caught on fire when he was 15 years old and has fallen off a cliff.

Even as a kid, Gomes was never one to cry, but in his first spring training game with the Rays he “just fell apart with emotion overload” after hitting a three-run home run to give his team the lead over the Phillies "

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