Thanks to early-season proclivity for late-inning heroics, Gomes’ beard was the first to emerge as a trend-setter this season with the Red Sox. Gomes’ beard was a major topic in his latest season diary entry written for ESPN.com.“I’ve been keeping it trim. Everyone is trying to dig up what’s going on with it. These beards haven’t gotten a hit or thrown a strike all year, it’s still us behind them. We’re just having fun with it. It’s more a team chemistry thing,” he told the site.
He added, “And yes, I am aware everyone thinks me and Napoli are twins. If you’re looking for a difference between us, I’m an outfielder and he’s an infielder.”