ESPN’s E:60 on Jonny Gomes: The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 goes deep into the life, and near death, of Major League Baseball’s Jonny Gomes in the episode airing Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. ET.
Gomes’ scrappy and grinding style has made him a key part of the Cincinnati Reds’ rise in the National League. His style was a byproduct of a rocky road to the majors that withstood tragedy, deprivation and, almost literally, heartbreak. For E:60, Chris Connelly examines the rollercoaster life of an intense, gritty fan favorite who has never forgotten how lucky he is just to be alive.
Launched in October 2007, ESPN’s E:60 combines investigative reporting, in-depth profiles of intriguing sports personalities and features on emerging star athletes. These stories are presented in a fresh and innovative format that incorporates producer/correspondent meetings.
A preview clip of the Gomes feature can be viewed here.