Rob Gronkowski Throws Legendary First Pitch at Red Sox Game

Rob Gronkowski threw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox game and had an exceptional toss... in the exact way you thought Gronkowski would.
Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the
Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox are hosting the Cleveland Guardians in the annual Patriots' Day Game at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox are looking to keep things rolling but prior to the game starting, they had former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski throwing the first pitch.

The 34-year-old played for the Patriots for nine seasons and infamously had the "Gronk Spike" as his touchdown celebration while he was in the league. He always did it throughout his 11-year-playing career and that still carried over now.

Gronkowski took the mound to throw the first pitch at Monday's game but he made an unconventional pitch. Instead of throwing it to home plate, the former Arizona product slammed the ball straight to the ground, as he's done countless times with the "Gronk Spike".

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What made it more fitting was that Gronkowski played in New England from 2010-2018 and was one of the most dominating forces at tight end.

Gronkowski finished his career sixth in NFL History in receiving yards (9,286) and second in touchdowns (111). He had five seasons with double-digit receiving touchdowns and spiked that football a multitude of different times.

So seeing him do it on the mound isn't shocking or surprising. Gronk has a very playful and joyful personality so him getting the crowd pumped before the game with his pitch worked perfectly.

Sports fans in Boston will always have love for Gronkowski as he was an integral member of their Super Bowl-winning rosters.

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