Gomes delivers teammates patriotic blazers

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Yes, Jonny Gomes bought red, white and blue blazers that were hanging in every locker here Wednesday morning, including the one still kept for departed pitcher Ryan Dempster. The blazers are a perfect complement to the patriotic boxers Gomes supplied the team last season.

But contrary to widespread speculation, the Red Sox have no plans to wear the jackets at the White House next Tuesday when President Obama salutes them for winning the 2013 World Series.

“Never even thought about that when I ordered the jackets,’’ Gomes said Wednesday morning. “I just know the guy who runs the company. That’s not the plan.’’

For a mere $395, you, too, could add the red,white and blue to your collection. It can be ordered at Loudmouth.com.