Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady trade barbs about Salvador Perez paying off Super Bowl bet

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn’t hit a home run Monday in the Royals’ 4-1 loss to the Rays, snapping a two-game streak with a dinger.

Empirical evidence points to this being Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady’s fault.

Before the game, Perez made good on a bet with former teammate Brett Phillips, who is now with the Rays. Phillips grew up in Florida and is a big Buccaneers fan, so he and Perez bet on the outcome of Super Bowl LV.

That’s why Perez was wearing a Brady jersey during batting practice on Monday.

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Naturally, the home-run streak ending wasn’t Brady’s fault. But let’s hold off on Perez being a Buccaneers fan.

Perez made sure everyone knows that he is a fan of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Mahomes, by the way, is part of the Royals’ ownership group.

Brady weighed in on Perez’s fashion choice:

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And Mahomes responded with this:

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