Bruins react to Gomes' star-spangled jacket

Bruins react to Gomes' star-spangled jacket
April 1, 2014, 9:45 pm
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The Red Sox made their visit to the White House on Tuesday to be honored for winning the 2013 World Series.

Of course, they dressed for the occasion. But Sox outfielder Johnny Gomes took it to a whole new level.

Gomes wore a suit designed as the American Flag.

Yes, he stood out.

The last Boston team to make a trip to the White House was the Bruins in 2011, and while nobody dressed like Gomes, they seemed to all be impressed by his choice.

"I love it, I love it," Shawn Thornton said. "He's very eccentric. He's very, very American. I've met him a few times. He's a good dude. I like it. Patriotism."

Torey Krug was also a fan, and said his teammate and fellow defenseman, Matt Bartkowski, would probably wear it too.

"I don't know if I'd wear it to the White House," Bartkowski said, "but I'd wear it."