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E:60: Jonny Gomes

Life and death tattoos adorn the body of Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. They serve as outward reminders of a lost friend and the fragility of life which Gomes will never forget. Twice he almost died. Twice it came down to simple chance. He is alive and a Major Leaguer today as the result of a coin toss. And he never forgets how lucky he is to still be alive.

Life and death tattoos adorn the body of Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. They serve as outward reminders of a lost friend and the fragility of life which Gomes will never forget. Twice he almost died. Twice it came down to simple chance. He is alive and a Major Leaguer today as the result of a coin toss. And he never forgets how lucky he is to still be alive.