FOXBOROUGH — The introduction was a little more intense than Jon Lester might be used to.
Fresh of their rolling rally on Saturday, Gillette Stadium was the latest stop on the Red Sox’ World Series victory tour, and before the Patriots and Steelers kicked things off, the Sox got the full NFL experience.
They walked out of the tunnel. Their names blared through the speakers.
Sox owner John Henry, pitchers Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront, and shortstop Stephen Drew all soaked up the praise from the packed crowd.
Then Jonny Gomes, in fire-engine-red boots, rushed through the tunnel as if it was game day for him, too.
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