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Jonny Gomes partners with Travis Roy Foundation

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 6, 2014 04:01 PM

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Jonny Gomes has joined up with the Travis Roy Foundation. He hopes to raise money to provide specialized wheelchairs for marathon racers.

Gomes has contributed to the effort and is raising funds on-line.

Gomes also has a deal with Philips Norelco that will involve shaving his beard. Now there's a creative endorsement.

Mike Napoli appears to be the lone beard holdout. Maybe he can get a deal with a chainsaw company.

A few other notes:

Sox manager John Farrell was in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to speak at a fundraiser for the University of Utah baseball program.

Farrell, a former assistant coach at Oklahoma State, is friendly with Utes coach Bill Kinneberg.

According to Extra Bases informants on hand, Farrell told several stories about the 2013 team, including this gem about Dustin Pedroia.

In April, when the team was in Cleveland, some players went out to dinner and the cab driver was speeding through the streets. Pedroia told the cabbie to slow down.

"Don't you know who you are carrying here?" he said. "We're going to be the 2013 World Series champions."

The 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies will be in Connecticut on Sunday, making stops in Waterbury and Hartford.

The trophies will be in Waterbury from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Police Activity League of Waterbury on at 64 Division Street. From 2:30-5:30 p.m., the trophies will be at the XL Center in Hartford, located at 1 Civic Center Plaza. Both stops are open to the public.

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