The Boston Red Sox have their home opener Tuesday and they're celebrating their World Series title from last year. The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots were in attendance to have a joint ceremony, and it was recently-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman and star cornerback Stephon Gilmore who threw out ceremonial first pitches. Check it out:
Sadly, big Gronk was the only one of three to throw his ball in the dirt, but all three of them were able to get it there without a problem. Perhaps Gronkowski is taking this retirement seriously after all, as the 29-year-old looked rather nonchalant with that pitch.
Boatload of Patriots in attendance for the Red Sox home opener. Gronkowski, Edelman, Gilmore, Chung, Slater, Bentley, Wise, Rivers, Harmon, Cardona, Thuney among them.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) April 9, 2019
Gronk, Edelman and Gilmore the choices for first pitch(es). pic.twitter.com/WPW7tya8zU
A good chunk of the Patriots roster was present with their six Super Bowl trophies, but we didn't see Tom Brady in attendance, unfortunately. He's too busy making fun of Darren Rovell on Twitter.