NEW YORK (WFAN) – OK, so it wasn’t quite the treatment Robinson Cano got in Kansas City. But when Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski stepped up to the plate Monday for a celebrity home run derby in Buffalo, he certainly heard it from the crowd.
Unlike Cano, who went homerless while enduring a never-ending Bronx cheer, Gronkowski was able to win some over by slugging his share of balls over the celebrity-sized fence.
Gronkowski won the derby at Coca-Cola Field, home of the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. The Jets and Bills nemesis hit 13 home runs in the two-round event, including a five-point jack over the true fence, according to the Boston Herald.
And yes, he heard the boos.
“I think the cheers were a little bit louder than the boos,” he said afterward. “It’s part of it and it was pretty fun.”
Gronkowski, a Buffalo native, beat out Bills CEO Russ Brandon for the title. He also picked up at least one new fan in Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey, who posted a photo of Gronk “dropping bombs” on Twitter.
“Had a lot of fun,” Harvey tweeted at the tight end. “I will be up in Foxboro for a bunch of games, we will have to chill after.”
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