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#pounditFriday, December 2, 2022

Jonny Gomes blasts sabermetricians in interview after WS (Video)

Jonny GomesJonny Gomes’ first item of business after winning the World Series on Wednesday was blasting the sabermetric community.

Apparently the Boston Red Sox outfielder had some stuff he wanted to get off his chest, and that’s exactly what he did in his interview with FOX’s Ken Rosenthal after the Sox clinched the World Series with a 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Gomes tried to recall what were likely some rehearsed lines and came up with this:

“There’s a lot of sabermetrics, there’s a lot of numbers and stuff. The whole WAR stat. But when you go to playoffs, you want me to go to war with.”

Gomes had a 1.2 WAR this season, though he has had a negative WAR at many points throughout his career. He didn’t have the best World Series, but he sure as heck came through with a huge 3-run home run in Game 4 for Boston. And I completely agree, they wouldn’t have won the World Series without him.


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