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Jonny Gomes talks about what he expects as a member of the Red Sox

Dec 6, 2012|

Jonny talks with Kirk, Alex and Ian on the Hot Stove Show. He talks about how he considers himself a “down and dirty” player, keeps his head down and works hard. He says he understands what it is like to play in Fenway in front of Red Sox fans. He’s excited to get to spring training and get to work with his new teammates.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

It's hot stove show Turkmen and Alex -- Ian Brown in for rob Bradford and joining us now in the AT&T -- Is the new Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes -- good evening how are you. -- I'm not too bad I guess some of the start off with a question that I -- askew was. Expo what is is greasing what business you're your your your your -- you -- Greece for a team does that mean. He's. There. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know -- all his I mean you know you don't got to look you are every time -- -- -- -- now you know the debate -- and you know I mean. We're talking you know I mean how to debate machine -- -- machine runs you know what a lot of batteries and a lot of very. You know and market have you ready to find yourself a lot of energy batteries to buy yourself a machine read it by yourself but -- you know it is it. Keep -- moving parts going or even in the park so. And Agassi can look into it you know all right away but you know -- is you know consider myself. You know it down and dirty baseball player you appeared on my uniform considered honor and that's dirty -- security. I guess we talk about it -- that kept him home to. Stuff about our doctors are John Travolta's. Life if there. -- slightly more you lot so when -- it's asking -- this offer you know two years. And I guess my question would be a while other teams were in the mix are closer to go somewhere else and B why did you ultimately decide not to come the boss. Our own. We're desperate or remote often -- there there's so much accountability and bought into me. I'm -- starting you know from ownership down the operational ventured -- the managers -- players. And down. When they approach you mean so much accountability. And not just signing -- -- based. Obviously with the bad patent office seeing what he's chi gains national gains the game. I mean you're you're you're an article in the air you know you're not product you know -- these. So. Would that be -- it is somewhat of an honor you know absolutely hurt you know -- -- ought to approach you can't -- You know what's in the best interest -- it is time -- let you record. Your act they're greatly in the Arctic. So long you know I came up in the elite -- obviously. Strategy doesn't want to let 2008. Honey heated battle you know intently and then in Tampa so familiar with the Lee. Our lawyer with the law. Now -- excited for the opportunity. And like that I'm a guy who plays with -- chip on my shoulder you know hundreds you can cure -- sixty. Is that the year where. I dare I truly being you know -- media mentality of the Red Sox -- -- out. And our armor. Definitely excited to be apart. So that's kind of a fascinating thing in richer your. Compared -- do do these Red Sox to the 201213. Red Sox as you as you imagine them kind of compare with. You know with a surprising contenders that you've been on before and their career whether the rays or whether. Whether the reds or the athletics because it's it's kind of unusual to think of the Red Sox in those terms given the given the different market size that you know. They did in the different atmosphere surrounding this team's. Yet you know OK you know started you know from the beginning at how -- some movie or -- the mean it's a Red Sox are you know -- first place in June at the -- boxer and her attacker really don't. Price -- you know -- history rich of that organization. The champion it away you know back in the starting 2004. You know now returning organization around. Let's talk -- sneak up on anybody. But let -- without being sent acting you know some people might think there's going to be a little gray area you know maybe -- bounce back area. And you know I'm I'm I'm a believer that in all the time right now. You know that you know there's no rebuilding. When you're wearing uniforms there's no gray area anyway. You know that's -- -- now winging -- day. And moving forward this year. Jump in China which you look at Florida getting more acquainted with that that monster 37 foot monster. Standing behind you there and he might he reached out to Carly strokes here Jim Rice or guys who have. You know play that well also well throughout their careers can ask them for for some pointers on how how to plan. Yeah I mean absolutely I mean you know you. And of the game this story in part the degree in law doctorate. We're -- But I'm ironically. You know coming up and the -- -- position. And Lou -- -- system you know very quick -- And now. That term -- it strictly for example in the terrible terrible. Act. Dimensions. Greenlaw at their deal. Obviously -- terrible. But on I mean I I got a bunch of games underneath outlaw. I'm just saying you know probably not but you know diminishing in line in you know anglos and not a geometry major out exactly get but I'm opening day. But are there are some angle to worry about and around. I -- you know. The -- that scared me. OK without law I've studied -- them enough. Played in outlawing the big -- stand. I'm excited Q. You know become one with mobsters and -- -- -- Just remind me is in Durham and evidence the new park from the when that was featured in bull Durham but do they still have like they hit a ball when a state type deal. It'll always. Date yet -- you know skiing and that -- no mistake human. Well I consider myself and -- it pops a couple of mutton and went over the ball in but don't count. But I -- I think I got a couple -- on it. And it's interesting to think about your career path a little bit because I I believe that this is the first multiyear deal of your career you know when you when you talk about dating back to the minor leagues you didn't have a huge prospect profiling you enter pro ball. You've kind of been this guy who's been known as a grinder. What is it is it different you know was it just kind of a landmark in your career to have a team say Johnny we've you know based on what you've done in your career. We want to make that multi year you know. Investment in new bits than it's going to you know set up pretty well in a way that I think will be double your career earnings have been to this point. Right you know. I -- you know the money in play so well you know you're lucky enough to play this game and I'll play this game for the money. I always save money makes you more a person to walk. I consider myself -- caring person and that person. Where and in trouble. I'm not really worried about that you know -- that on yet are you deal you know we're really excited me. It did this crazy game I mean you know. We don't want anyone Arafat who don't want you know anyone there. You know where others are still too much but I mean you know packing up and -- go to spring training act and go into the sea and leave in the -- and live -- -- -- -- Nat boxes you know. Three year old daughter she -- you know four by six different bed and hear about the ground. Look it's really nice to be honest. You know mark family set up myself in Boston. And our that in you know are pretty exciting thing that Butler are countless and and you know it can be a part of this is. Johnny you know you sit around this week -- the rats are our national and make it something's happened in our -- is after you see them. In a close and an agreement to the Mike Napoli Shane Victorino. -- -- -- -- a really ruptured familiar with in how much is that the fire kept it to get to spring training. What does you know absolutely you know but. But that -- definitely been around this game you know walking out you know have been involved leaky air in every Barca. Well below market big market that -- -- gene chip gains. And you know architecture region you know it doesn't mean you know your -- you know I mean -- I mean you know it ain't pretty. Doesn't really mean much notes and meet. Personally. Goal and actually then you're going actor I mean are I couldn't be more happy about -- -- so far. On the on the firm believer in you know clubs out out. And you know who's who's back you have first your coworker or your best friends. Well you can compare those two -- the -- you know your outlook on the work your at each other's back. Mike Napoli -- -- victory -- on the great guy you know. And when it's all been done you know you can look yourself in the near east play or not -- -- there -- -- And it from the stat probably not yet been promised you know -- -- their efforts and that he went into the immediately but guys doing that. You know he can he can be long he can being -- along the other end. Which I appreciate it thanks your time in good luck in the offseason. -- I appreciate financial as -- yesterday. Sounds great thanks John appreciate it. That's Jonny Gomes in red sucks -- really drawing us in the AT&T hotline.

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