The summer is almost over for the Patriots, which is a shame. It looks like they could have scraped together a champion intramural baseball team.
One night after Rob Gronkowski threw out the ceremonial first pitch for a clean strike, Julian Edelman stepped up to the plate during batting practice -- both literally and figuratively. Though the Green Monster looms in left field, stealing what would be home runs in any other park from hitters throughout the MLB, Julian didn't flinch. He cranked several homers over the left field wall.
Batting righty, Julian even managed to hit to right field instead of pulling left, a feat his dad is probably proud of according to his Instagram. JE11 played baseball as a kid and grew up rooting for the San Francisco Giants, who happened to be in town Wednesday. Even though Julian put down his baseball bat for a football, Wednesday's outing proves that the kid's still got it.
Julian's laser show had an audience of Red Sox players and coaches, including Manager John Farrell, third base coach Brian Butterfield, third baseman Travis Shaw and outfield Brock Holt.
With Gronk on the mound, Tom Brady behind the plate and Julian going yard, the New England Patriots rec baseball roster is coming together quite nicely.
For more pictures of Julian's batting practice, check out the gallery below.
Julian Edelman took batting practice at Fenway Wednesday night before the Red Sox took on the San Francisco Giants. He even managed to hit some homers over the Green Monster.