Game 1 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays had an unexpected cameo.
Prior to first pitch, FOX aired a hype video for the series and a familiar voice began the narration. Yes, it was none other than Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
The six-time Super Bowl champion may seem like an odd choice to pump up fans for a baseball game, but Brady appears to have a vested rooting interest in the World Series.
The new Tampa Bay resident appears to have fully embraced his new home and is pulling for the Rays.
Brady tweeted about it, along with the video, prior to the game.
While Brady is a southern California native and shared stardom in Boston with Mookie Betts, the quarterback actually grew up a San Francisco Giants fan and has always rooted against the Dodgers.
In 2018, when the Red Sox were playing the Dodgers in the World Series, Brady was asked by Boston.com if he hates the Dodgers.
“I do,” Brady said. “I was a Giants fan growing up, and now I’m a Red Sox fan, so it couldn’t set up any better for the Red Sox to win the World Series, and I think they’re going to do it.”
Of course, Brady’s Boston fandom seems to have gone out the door when he left the Patriots, but perhaps now that he supplanted Dick Vitale as the most famous Rays fan, he can recruit some more.