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Tom Brady missed the Red Sox home opener but still congratulated the ballclub

"I couldn’t make it but I think a couple Super Bowl Champs were there to help out!"

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Tom Brady wasn’t among the group of Patriots players on hand for the Red Sox home opener Tuesday, but the peerless quarterback still marked the occasion.

Via Twitter, Brady gave a shout-out to the Sox after they unfurled their 2018 World Series championship banner. A number of Patriots attended pregame festivities, including receiver Julian Edelman, defensive back Stephon Gilmore, and recently retired tight end Rob Gronkowski.’

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That message prompted a reply from the Pawtucket Red Sox, the big club’s Triple-A affiliate playing its final season this year at McCoy Stadium before moving to Worcester.

“Tom- Our Opening Day is this Thursday if you’d like to come by,’’ the PawSox tweeted in response.

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It was not immediately clear if the G.O.A.T. would accept the offer to visit Pawtucket.