Rob Gronkowski dented Patriots' Lombardi Trophy using it as a baseball bat

Rob Gronkowski retired this offseason to conclude a Hall of Fame career that includes four All-Pro nods and three Super Bowl rings.

He didn’t do so without leaving one final indelible mark on the New England Patriots.

In perhaps the most Gronk move of all Gronk moves, the nine-year Patriots tight end put a dent in New England’s newest Lombardi Trophy, secured with February’s Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams.

He did so while using it as a baseball bat.

Batter up

The Patriots made a video about it. Enjoy.

First-pitch warmups go wrong

Per the Patriots video, the incident happened during a celebration of the Super Bowl win ahead of a Boston Red Sox game. Gronkowski and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman were warming up before throwing out the honorary first pitch for the April 9 game.

As Edelman readied to throw a pitch, Gronkowski took a batter’s stance while holding the Lombardi Trophy.

Related: Inside the Patriots' championship parade: 

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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has his t-shirt ripped off as they pass along Boylston Street during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Confetti falls on Super Bowl MVP New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during a victory parade after winning Super Bowl LIII, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the Lombardi Trophy with his daughter next to him during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts, left, displays a sign naming ESPN's Max Kellerman as the 'Haterade Player Of The Year' as fellow linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) holds up a Vince Lombardi trophy during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 05: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrates on Cambridge street during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on February 05, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
New England Patriots' Tom Brady rides a duck boat during the Patriots parade through downtown Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
New England Patriots' Elandon Roberts (52) rides a duck boat during the Patriots parade through downtown Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shows the Vince Lombardi trophy to fans from a duck boat in Copley Square during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates as his daughter Vivian and quarterback Brian Hoyer son Garrett hold the Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl LIII championship parade near Copley Square. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick waves to the crowd from a duck boat in Copley Square during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: Duck boats and trucks full of Patriots players and staff roll down Boylston Street in Boston during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 05: Fans line Cambridge street ahead of the New England Patriots Victory Parade on February 05, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: Fans fill in around Boylston Street ahead of the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 05: A fan holds a sign to celebrate during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on February 05, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 05: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternate crop.) Patriots ownder Robert Kraft celebrates on Cambridge street during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on February 05, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 05: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots, center, celebrates on Cambridge street during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on February 05, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 5: Devin McCourty signs autographs at the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII victory parade in Boston, MA on Feb. 05, 2019. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 05: Jonathan Jones #31 of the New England Patriots throws a football to fans on Cambridge street during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on February 05, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
New England Patriots (l-r) Eric Rowe, Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty react to fans during their victory parade through downtown Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. The Patriots have won six Super Bowl championships. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Teammates didn’t think he’d do it for some reason

Some fellow Patriots who witnessed the incident, including cornerback Jason McCourty and defensive back Duron Harmon, didn’t think Gronkowski would actually use the trophy as a bat.

Why did they think that? Who knows? Anyone with a moderate awareness of what it means to be Gronk should have been fully aware of what was coming next.

What came next was Gronk squaring up for a bunt that he connected on, leaving a dent on the football portion of the trophy.

Was he worried about the damage? Nah. He immediately shifted his focus to running to fake first base before being fake thrown out.

“If anybody could do it and get away with it, it’d be Mr. Gronkowski himself,” Harmon said.

Yep.

Patriots embrace it

Bravo to the Patriots for leaning in to the Gronkness of it all.

It’s also a sick brag to remind everyone that this was, indeed, their sixth Lombardi Trophy. If one gets dinged up, no big deal.

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - CIRCA 2010: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
DETROIT - NOVEMBER 21: New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski signals first down in front of Detroit Lions DeAndre Levy after Gronkowski's 26-yard reception during fourth quarter action at Ford Field on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
26 December 2010: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) talks to New England Patriots Owner Rober Kraft (r) during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. (Photo by Jerome Davis/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH - NOVEMBER 6: New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski's 19 yard reception as he runs past New York Giants Mathias Kiwanuka during 4th quarter action at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH - DECEMBER 4: The Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (#87) avoids a tackle by the Colts' A.J. Edds (#52) and leaves Ernie Sims (#55) behind, scoring his 3rd touchdown of the game in the 3rd quarter. The New England Patriots play the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium, in week 13 of the NFL regular season, in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 28: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is all smiles as he talks to a TV photographer around his locker after being named to the Pro Bowl team. The Patriots were preparing for Sunday's regular season finale today at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 14: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (#87) catches a deep pass from Tom Brady (#12) for 28 yards to the Denver 4-yard-line and is pushed out of bounds by S Rafael Bush (#36). The New England Patriots play the Denver Broncos in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2011. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (#87) on the field during pregame warmup before the start of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Brothers Dan Gronkowski, Gordie Gronkowski, Rob Gronkowski and Glenn Gronkowski arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 3: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left) and tight end Rob Gronkowski after they hooked up on a 19-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The New England Patriots hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL regular season game at Gillette Stadium, Nov. 3, 2013. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 8: Teammates, including Stevan Ridley (#22), rally around Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski as he is about to be carted off the field with a leg injury. The New England Patriots hosted the Cleveland Browns in an NFL regular season game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 5: (Third quarter) New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski's tongue out touchdown reception against the Cincinnati Bengals during third quarter action at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 5, 2014. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 16: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Patriots defeated the Colts 42-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a first down reception against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of the NFL game at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates while holding up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks as Tom Brady #12 looks on during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
February 4, 2015: Rob Gronkowski pounds another beer. The New England Patriots paraded through the streets of Boston to celebrate their Super Bowl victory. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: New England Patriots football player Rob Gronkowski throws a Clipper color football to the fans during a time out in the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 89-76. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots looks on late in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 25: Tom Brady #12 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots react after Gronkowski scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: New England Patriots Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pumps his fist after getting injured on a pass play against the Denver Broncos during fourth quarter action. The Denver Broncos hosted the New England Patriots for a regular season NFL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring his second touchdown with teammates in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 19: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots prepares to throw out the first pitch before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the San Francisco Giants at Fenway Park on July 19, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 13: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski smiles as he speaks to reporters before the Patriots practiced at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Oct. 13, 2016. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett of the New England Patriots celebrate during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 3: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Tom Brady #12 after stealing his jersey before the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park on April 3, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots stands with teammates during the national anthem before a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 3: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots walks to the locker room after warming up for a game against the Buffalo Bills on December 3, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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