Jonny Gomes and his older brother Joey briefly played together in the Tampa Bay Rays organization; and although Jonny went on to play in the major leagues, Joey continues to be an integral part of is brother’s support system. Jonny is currently playing with the Boston Red Sox in his twelfth major league season.
Joey is the general manager and head coach of a team in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League and works with the baseball development of young kids. Jonny credits his brother with paving the way for him to enjoy a major league career. They still talk baseball every chance they get.
See the related story about Joey and Jonny Gomes at the link below from the Providence Journal: