Gronk'd: Rob Gronkowski dents Patriots' Super Bowl trophy

Rob Gronkowski holding the Lombardi Trophy gives David Ortiz a hug before the Red Sox's home opener on April 9

Rob Gronkowski left a lasting mark on the New England Patriots franchise. As you can see in the video above, Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman pitches to Gronkowski, who squares around to bunt.

But Edelman did throw the ball, and just as it came Gronkowski's way, he put the trophy into bunting position and connected dead on, leaving a baseball-sized cavity right on its tip.

New England's players also showed off their latest Super Bowl trophy to the crowd, having secured victory over the Los Angeles Rams in February.

On Wednesday, the New England Patriots released a short mock-umentary about the Patriots getting set to be acknowledged at Fenway Park when Gronk chose to use the Lombardi Trophy as a baseball bat. Nobody thought he would actually do it, but it's Gronk, so no one is really surprised that he actually did.

"It sounded exactly what you think a baseball hitting the Lombardi Trophy would sound like", offensive lineman Ted Karras said. "He would never hit the ball with that, '" Patriots special teams ace Matthew Slater recalled to the team's website. "That's something they can always fix in the future, but at least for now, we're going to keep the dent and tell the story".

"Gronkowski's parting gift", Jason McCourty says.

Long known for his rambunctious personality, the 29-year-old Gronkowski announced his retirement in late March after nine National Football League seasons.

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