What makes this whole ordeal even more fascinating (and equally hilarious) is the fact that Gronk didn't even swing the trophy.
This past season, Gronkowski helped win the team's sixth Lombardi trophy which was also his third as a member of the team.
The Patriots revealed Wednesday that Western New York native Rob Gronkowski damaged the National Football League team's sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy while trying to use it as a baseball bat.
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Fellow teammates Jason McCourty and Duron Harmon say they were convinced Gronk wasn't actually going to use the trophy to swing at the incoming ball - but they were wrong.
He won three Super Bowl championships, was a Pro Bowl selection five times, and caught 79 touchdown passes. Luckily, fans in the stands couldn't tell that the trophy had taken a hit (until now).
'If anybody could do it and get away with it, it'd be Mr. Gronkowski himself, ' Harmon mused.
Rob Gronkowski left a lasting mark on the New England Patriots franchise.
The first part of the video shows Gronk ripping a pitch so hard it breaks through the vinyl tent, leaving a little tear in its wake.