Jonny Gomes did more than steal the show at the Royals celebration in Kansas City on Tuesday, the bearded outfielder also invented the mic flip.
Following their downtown parade and in front of a sea of fans at Union Station, Gomes, who wasn't even on the Royal's postseason roster, grabbed a U.S flag, asked for a moment of silence in memory of Mike Moustakas’ mother, Chris Young’s father and Ednison Volquez’s father, who all passed away in the past four months, and gave this memorable speech:
Jonny Gomes was born to give this speech https://t.co/UqjVYESytI— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) November 3, 2015
“It’s unbelievable what those boys did,” Gomes said. “It’s unbelievable what they did! It’s unbelievable what they did! They stole bases, they hit homers. Hey guess what, Cy Young winner, not on our team, beat him. Rookie of the year, not on our team, we beat him. MVP of the whole league, (turns around) sorry guys not on our team. But we beat that guy too! You know why we beat them. Because all of you all people had our backs.
Can't wait to see what he wears to the White House this time.
Jonny Gomes is going to the White House with the Royals. Never forget what he wore when he went with the Red Sox. pic.twitter.com/sM6y9gsEm2— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 4, 2015