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Jonny Gomes honors Boston Marathon victims with names on his bat

April 22, 2013|By Dan Loumena
  • Will Middlebrooks' photo of Jonny Gomes' bat.
Will Middlebrooks' photo of Jonny Gomes' bat. (Instagram )

Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes honored the victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings as well as the slain MIT police officer this weekend by having their names etched on his bat.

Teammate Will Middlebrooks sent out an Instagram photo on Twitter.

The names of Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi, Martin Richard and Officer Sean Collier were emblazoned below the phrase "Boston Strong."

The third baseman's tweet about Gomes' bat follows.

The mood at Fenway Park was both somber and festive as the Red Sox completed their series against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday and Sunday.

After honoring the victims in the bombings Saturday, slugger David Ortiz addressed the crowd and later Neil Diamond led them in a rendition of "Sweet Caroline."

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