Juan Uribe & Hyun-Jin Ryu: Baseball’s Cutest BFFs
Proof that friendship transcends the language barrier.
This is L.A. Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe.
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Uribe, who is from the Dominican Republic, speaks Spanish.
Ex-teammate Hanley Ramirez used to make fun of Uribe’s loose grip of English.
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That’s Uribe’s take on the word “convertible.”
This is L.A. Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu.
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Ryu, who is from South Korea, usually has an interpreter to help him communicate with teammates, coaches and media.
Despite the language barrier, Uribe and Ryu have beome BFFs on the field…
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They’ve become each other’s shoulder to lean on.
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They’re entertaining even when they’re not on the field.
I can't stop laughing at this Ryu/Uribe pic: pic.twitter.com/UtWVUBQ8vC
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 19, 2014
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They’ve even got their own handshake.
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They also take golf cart rides together.
— Dan (@MyKBO) March 14, 2014
The Ice Bucket Challenge? Yep, they did it.
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But usually, they’re just fooling around in the dugout:
Here’s Uribe sharing his water with Ryu.
And here’s Ryu sharing his seeds with Uribe.
Uribe shows Ryu how to cool off with a little ice.
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And Ryu shows Uribe he won’t take his bullying. *Boop.*