Tom Brady honored April Fool’s Day and MLB’s Opening Day in one tweet.
“With opening day today, excited to announce we’re bringing the Expos back to the MLB in 2022,” the Buccaneers quarterback wrote Thursday. “Excited to be the first player/coach/owner in MLB history.”
The 43-year-old, fresh off his seventh Super Bowl title, concocted the April Fool’s Day joke while drawing from his baseball background. A great baseball player in high school, Brady was selected in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos. He was offered the typical contract offered to a late second-round or early third-round pick in MLB, but Brady was set on pursuing football.
The Expos were the first MLB franchise located outside the United States and played in the National League from 1969 to 2004. After the 2004 season, the team relocated to Washington, D.C. and became the Nationals.