Baseball’s Best Bromance: Diamondbacks Archie Bradley and Jake Lamb
By Trisha Garcia
Arizona Diamondbacks Archie Bradley and Jake Lamb are not just teammates, but they’re best friends, roommates and arguably, baseball’s best bromance.
It’s no secret that baseball is creates some sort of costume-wearing, brawl-inducing brotherhood that fans just eat up. From the Chicago Cubs’ young stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ former duo Clayton Kershaw and A.J. Ellis, the Diamondbacks still take the cake for baseball bromances.
Outfielder David Peralta has a well-documented friendship with former-Diamondbacks outfielder and fellow Venezuelan Ender Inciarte.
The two were a power-duo in the Diamondbacks outfielder until they were separated by the Dec. 2015 trade that sent Inciarte, along with 2015 No.1 draft pick Dansby Swanson to the Atlanta Braves for Shelby Miller.
Now, the bromance is limited to in-season matchups and offseason activities.
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However, a case can also be made for Paul Goldschmidt and J.D. Martinez on the field.
Of the 31 times Martinez has gotten on-base in a Diamondbacks uniform, whether by walk, hit or homerun, 18 of them came after Goldschmidt did the same.
This strange pattern started in Martinez’s second game with the Diamondbacks when the two were walked back-to-back. But it has continued. As recently as Monday’s game against the Houston Astros, Goldschmidt and Martinez hit back-to-back doubles in the team’s win.
But, the best bromance, without a doubt, belongs to Archie Bradley and Jake Lamb.
Not only are the two roommates, but Bradley has repeatedly referred to Lamb as his best friend in post-game interviews.
Looking back, Bradley was a huge presence on Twitter when Lamb was vying for a spot on the 2016 MLB All-Star roster. To urge fans to vote for the third baseman, Bradley and Lamb co-starred in a comedic video mimicking the “Jake from State Farm” commercial.
During the same period of time, Bradley also took to Twitter to share a photo of the two teammates together.
But, the bromance isn’t one-sided. Lamb recently appeared on MLB Network’s kid-focused show “Play Ball.” Peek the shirt Lamb decided to wear on national television.
Yes, that is Bradley’s famous bearded-mug on Lamb’s tee. But, it wasn’t Bradley’s only appearance.
The two also appeared on-camera together in a ride along. Don’t worry, they weren’t actually fighting. The bromance is strong.
When Fox Sports Arizona asked the team what they had to say about 24-year-old Jake Lamb, most of the team described his personality, or superb athletic abilities. But, that was too basic for Archie Bradley.
“He may be the only person besides my girlfriend who truly, truly gets me, deep down inside,” Bradley said.
But, we’ll agree with this fan, this is how we react when we get just a little taste of baseball’s best bromance.
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