Because if you go to the White House, you really should take a selfie with the President. Credit: Getty Images
While all the players attending the ceremony were dressed in traditional, dark-colored suits for the special occasion, outfielder Jonny Gomes literally wore his American pride on his sleeve when he arrived to the ceremony wearing an American flag blazer.
Boston Red Sox player Jonny Gomes departs a ceremony with U.S. President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Gomes is known to be a passionate and eccentric player off and on the field, and this move shows he's proud to be an American.
Of course whenever someone decides to do something different, the people will react. Check out this Twitter thread of photos and reactions to Johnny Gomes wearing stars and stripes.