Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes leading MLB in liquid celebrations
The Gatorade bath was made famous in the mid-1980s by the New York Giants as they would douse head coach Bill Parcells with a giant bucket of the beverage after a big win. On a local level, the Celtics re-invented the sports drink bath game with what was said to be the first pro indoor Gatorade dousing, when Paul Pierce caught head coach Doc Rivers at the conclusion of the 2008 NBA Finals.
Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is now placing his name alongside the liquid celebration greats, not only by the quality of his celebrations (the army helmet and the beer can punting is gaining a cult following) but by quantity. By our count, Gomes has been a part of more Gatorade baths and champagne celebrations in one single season than any other player in MLB history. And if the Red Sox keep winning, there could be two more opportunities for a soaking.
Keep in mind that the two videos below occurred during the regular season: