The image at right is from the celebration in the Cincinnati locker room after the Reds clinched the NL Central division title. That is Jonny Gomes rocking the personalized Reds bathrobe while smoking a cigar and drinking a Bud Light.

Jamie Ramsey of Better off Red recently interviewed Jonny, and he asked Gomes about the robe.

BOR: Finally, Jonny please tell everyone that you’re wearing your Reds robe around the house these days.
JG: That’s a no-brainer. I’ve got the red one and the white one, I mix it up. I’ve got two of them and that’s definitely my go-to in the offseason – the Reds robe.

BOR: I think one of the more popular photos on the blog after the clinch was the one of you in your robe and the big cigar and the goggles.
JG: You’re not partying unless you’re partying in a robe.

We always thought our partying was missing something. Now we know. Next time we party, we will be wearing one of these. And while we are at it, we might as well serve up some Rays toast.



  1. Beth says:

    Remembering the pictures of Jonny drinking out of an athletic cup in 2008?

    Clearly, the guy has mellowed.

  2. Don says:

    Another Rays cast-off...that bettered himself AFTER he left this place....coincidence.....I guess????

  3. stunna says:

    Jonny is THE MAN!

  4. Gus says:

    Imagine if after 2008, the braintrust had re-upped Gomes after his misearable 2008 at a low price, for no more than $2M for the next two years (club options, whatever). Gomes stays, the heartbeat stays, and he outproduces Pat Burell for the next two seasons (actual #s: Gomes 38 HRs to 34 for PB; OPS of .879 and .758 v. .682 (ouch) and .817 for PB). And the Rays are $12-14M or so to the good, applying that money to extend CC another year or two (or otherwise helping the 2009 or 2010 teams at the trade deadline).

    The road not taken . . . 🙁

    • stunna says:

      Also, Jonny was excellent at the plate with RISP this season. You know how we always seem to load the bases with zero/one out, only to end up not scoring? Yes he still strikes out frequently, but his clutch hitting has been impressive.

      The Rays lost a solid contributor, and a great presence in the clubhouse. Plus they lost a ton of money on Burrell, who was as useless as tits on a boar hog.


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