From MLB.com (full article here):
If Phillips’ Bucs won, Perez would wear a Tampa Bay jersey to batting practice when the Royals and Rays met for their April series at Kauffman Stadium. If Perez’s Chiefs won — led by quarterback and Royals part-owner Patrick Mahomes — Phillips would have to wear a Kansas City jersey.
We all know what happened in Super Bowl LV — so on Monday, staying true to the wager, Perez wore a Tom Brady jersey, and the Royals social team tweeted out a video of Perez, captioning “Sometimes words speak louder than actions.”
Perez turned to the camera and called Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes “the best” — despite his Bucs gear.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 19, 2021
Brady responded on Tuesday, writing, “Nahhh I think actions always speak louder than words.”
Nahhh I think actions always speak louder than words https://t.co/OkilMGgwN5
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 20, 2021
Mahomes fired back less than an hour later.
I guess we will see in 20 years… ♂️ https://t.co/CnndcM9ihj
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 20, 2021
Of course, Mahomes has some work to do.
As it stands, Brady has seven titles to Mahomes’ one. But the Chiefs quarterback — at the age of 25 — has time on his side. Mahomes has gone on record in saying he wants to follow the Brady model of playing into his 40s, which would give him about 20 years in which to work.
It is a tall task, but you have to appreciate the confidence and swagger it takes to throw it out there — even in a joking manner.