Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was at Fenway Park on Wednesday and took batting practice on the field where he was able to hit several balls over the Green Monster.
“I don’t know, I couldn’t count,” Edelman said. “Six or seven. I think seven.”
Edelman was asked what he was thinking when looking out at the Monster from home plate.
“Taking it down,” he said. “I don’t know. It’s all fun. I played baseball growing up and to get to come out to a big league park and see these guys it puts in perspective how good these guys are. These guys are studs.”
He got advice from longtime friend, Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield, who actually worked Edelman out in Toronto when he was with the Blue Jays. Bench coach Torey Lovullo also gave encouragement from behind the cage.
The wide receiver grew up a Giants fan, but said he’s now a Red Sox fan. He added it will be cool to get to see the teams on opposite coasts and leagues face off.
“I was a Giants fan growing up, Sox fan now,” Edelman said. “This is my NL team. It’s going to be cool to stay here and watch the game. You never really see East Coast versus West Coast like this. It’s going to be a fun game to watch.”