The Red Sox held their World Series celebration at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon. The New England Patriots took part and Rob Gronkowski received a Bostonian ovation.
Championship celebrations have become an all familiar occurrence for the City of Boston. Young children have been spoiled with success, and older fans have buried the pain of past Boston sport’s upsets with an onslaught of ring ceremonies and duck boat parades.
This past year was no different for the city’s faithful as the Red Sox and Patriots took down the best that Los Angeles had to offer.
The Sox ambushed the entire MLB before beating the Dodgers in the World Series. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady worked their magic again to capture another Super Bowl win after defeating the Rams.
On Tuesday, both of those championship winning teams shared a moment at Fenway Park at the Red Sox home opener. With the Lombardi Trophy in hand, the Patriots walked onto the outfield grass, and Rob Gronkowski received a hero’s welcome.
In typical Gronkowski fashion, he brought down the house and he was the life of the party.
Of course, Gronkowksi recently announced he is hanging his cleats up and retiring from the NFL. He had suffered many injuries throughout his career that started to beleaguer the superstar tight end. Regardless, it was great to see Gronkowski receive such a raucous round of applause from the fans that he so frequently brought to their feet.
Gronkowski joined Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman and cornerback Stephon Gilmore in throwing out the game’s first pitches. The reception Gronk received enforces the idea that he will forever be one of the most popular athletes in Boston sport’s history. No matter where his next job is, or what is future profession could be, he will be remembered and loved by the city of Boston for years to come.