Jonny Gomes The Latest World Series Star In Crazy, Unpredictable Sports Story

October 28, 2013 4:57 AM
Jonny Gomes The Latest World Series Star In Crazy, Unpredictable Sports Story
" BOSTON (CBS) – Sports are funny sometimes.

They are funny in the way that you can never know what will come next, and they’re funny in the way they can allow a guy who wasn’t even supposed to be playing to deliver the most important play in the biggest spot on the game’s grandest stage.

And really, unless you’re a fan or a member of the Cardinals, there’s no other way to look at Jonny Gomes’ three-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series than to see it as funny – hilarious even.

Gomes was scheduled to spend the bulk of Sunday night’s game on the bench after having seemingly lost his spot in the lineup to Daniel Nava. A .120 batting average in your last 25 at-bats tends to bring about such consequences.

But Shane Victorino, a man who played through countless injuries for the past six months, suddenly succumbed to new back pain, on this of all nights. Manager John Farrell was forced to remove Victorino from the starting lineup, thrusting Gomes into the lineup, starting in left field and batting behind David Ortiz "

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