For Pete's Sake

Jonny Gomes’ tattoo commemorates his epic speech at World Series celebration

We are nearing the one-year anniversary of the day the Royals won the World Series. After that comes the one-year anniversary of The Parade.

It was on that beautiful November day that seemingly all of Kansas City congregated in one part of the city and feted the boys in blue. One of the highlights of that celebration was Jonny Gomes’ speech at Union Station when he made it clear that the Royals had conquered Major League Baseball.

Of course, Gomes wasn’t on the Royals’ postseason roster, and played in just 12 regular-season games, but he unleashed a monologue that was punctuated with: “We whooped their ass.”

Gomes now has those very words tattooed on his calf:


In honor of the World Series I had to share this heat Johnny Gomes sent me!

A photo posted by Eric Hosmer (@hosmer305) on

As you can see, Eric Hosmer was clearly impressed.

Gomes is the latest player from the 2015 Royals to get a tattoo to commemorate that World Series, following Paulo Orlando and Salvador Perez.

Here is Gomes’ speech from last year:

Outfielder Jonny Gomes wasn't on the Royals' postseason roster, but he delivered the most memorable speech at the team's rally at Union Station following their downtown parade Tuesday in Kansas City.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff