Coming to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the game, each player received their own customized Sox jersey before going on a tour of the legendary Fenway Park. The two rookies and their guests got to visit everything you could possibly see, including the inside of the famed Green Monster where they signed their names and left their mark in the 37-foot high sports monument.
After their tour, the two made sure to spend some time with the earliest fans who arrived long before the Sox were set to kick-off. At one point, Williams stopped to take a picture with a group of kids and ended up face-timing 7'7" phenom Tacko Fall in celebration of "Taco-Tuesday."
When the time came to deliver on their first pitch, the two did not disappoint. Edwards' may have been a bit high, but both managed to come relatively close to their respective strike zones. Maybe the Sox should look into adding the two NBA Summer League standouts to their struggling bullpen.
The Red Sox have sort of made it a tradition in recent years to welcome the Celtics' newest acquisitions to the most historic ballpark in America by inviting them to throw the first pitch. Back in 2017, the Celtics' newest draft pick Jayson Tatum was invited by the Sox to take part in the same ceremonies.
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum throwing the first pitch at Fenway back in 2017. Photo via Steven Senne
The Red Sox also had 2008 NBA Champion Kevin Garnett come to visit after Boston traded for him in the summer of 2007.
In terms of free agents, the Sox have invited some of the biggest signings in Celtics history including 5x NBA all-star Al Horford and most recently Boston's 2017 acquisition Gordon Hayward.
Al Horford on the mound at Fenway Park. Photo via Billie Weiss
Gordon Hayward waves to Red Sox fans on his way to deliver the first pitch. Photo via Maddie Meyer
For me, it's really cool to see Boston sports stars crossing over like this and embracing the culture. From the athlete's point of view, it seems like Williams and Edwards had a really good time despite the Sox's 6-2 loss to Kansas City.
Hopefully, the eventful night can aid in helping the new rookies feel welcomed and at home in a Boston Celtics uniform as they head into their first season at the TD Garden.