No matter which Bay Area you reside in, you won't be surprised Tom Brady is rooting against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.
If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, you might expect San Mateo native Tom Brady would root for the Tampa Bay Rays because he grew up a Giants fan.
If you're in the Tampa Bay area, you probably would expect Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays because, well, he's the QB of the local pro football team.
The latter connection probably is why Brady narrated Fox Sports' introduction to Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, but fans of the orange and black undoubtedly are clinging to the former.
Brady hasn't been shy about his Giants fandom in the past. Ahead of the 2014 World Series, he posted a picture of himself as if he was at bat, wearing Giants garb.
In a parallel universe, Brady might be playing in the same league as his hometown Giants rather than his hometown 49ers. The Montreal Expos drafted Brady, who played catcher at Junipero Serra High School, in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft.
Just imagine, say, the Giants pursuing Brady as a free-agent catcher instead of the 49ers chasing his signature as a free-agent QB? Of course, a baseball-playing Brady would have no chance of being the greatest Serra alumnus to suit up for the Giants, but we can't all be Barry Bonds.
In this universe, though, Brady gets to do what he has done his whole life: Root for a team from a Bay Area playing against the Dodgers.