There was a budding bromance in the second half of the 2017 season and we all missed it: Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager are the bestest of friends.
While plenty of teammates celebrate after home runs -- and duos like the Bash Brothers have even earned nicknames for their unique celebrations -- no one seems to have as much joy Cruz and Seager. These are friendship four-baggers. These are homer huggers. These are bear hug bombers.
Need evidence: Are these teammates celebrating a run, or two brothers reuniting after months apart?
Seager needs plenty of core strength -- not for playing baseball, but simply to hold onto Cruz:
You've never seen true joy until you've seen Kyle Seager's face when he gets back to the dugout:
It's like something Norman Rockwell would have painted.
This could be us, but you playing:
It's no less magical in motion:
Maybe one day we'll all find friendship as strong as this. Until then, we'll just have to live vicariously through them.