Watch: Rob Gronkowski throws out first pitch at Fenway

Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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Patriots star and cruise host Rob Gronkowski threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Tuesday.

There’s not a ton going on here—Gronk more or less tosses a lob over home plate. That’s really all Gronk could have hoped for in this situation. Usually, the Internet only cares about your first pitch if you airmail it or deliver it dressed in a costume while performing a gymnastics move.

Save for a Gronkian tongue flick and David Ortiz handling the catching, this pitch was pretty routine.


It should be noted, though, that Gronk’s accuracy delivering the ball over home plate is no small feat. The Patriots, after all, could use another arm now that Tom Brady will miss the first four games of next season. 

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