From 2009-2013, Nelson Cruz and Derek Holland were teammates with the Rangers. The two shared a lot of good times in Texas, including back-to-back AL pennants in 2010 and 2011.
It's been a few years since they shared a clubhouse, and they've both moved on to different teams, but that's the kind of bond that can't be broken. So, when Cruz's Mariners beat Holland's White Sox, 7-6, on Sunday, Boomstick made sure he had a little fun with his old friend -- by pretending to charge the mound:
Friend or no, Cruz stands 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, so you can forgive Holland for looking a little nervous.
After being hit by Holland, it's only natural that Cruz did the hitting that won the game. He lead off the top of the 10th inning with a solo shot that gave the Mariners the victory: