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The retirement joke was one thing, Tom. Now you're starting to worry us.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his Twitter debut Monday with an April Fools' Day prank and has been on a roll ever since, going back and forth with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and sending love notes to his wife, Gisele Bundchen.

Brady's latest gag: quote tweeting Los Angeles Rams cornerback (and former Patriot) Aqib Talib about ditching football for a career in baseball.

There's context here: Brady was a stud catcher in high school, and the Montreal Expos actually selected him in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft before he went to Michigan to pursue his quarterbacking dream.

(Here's a lovely Photoshop of his would-be Expos baseball card:)

Brady and Talib probably would earn more money as elite baseball players, too: Both Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts, who were among the rash of MLB stars to sign lucrative extensions in recent days, have higher annual salaries than the two Pro Bowlers.

 

Maybe this is Brady's way of asking the Patriots for a bit of a raise?

Lest you're concerned about the 41-year-old Brady actually ditching the Patriots to play baseball ... The Expos don't even exist anymore.

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