Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was on top his game during an interview on the MLB Network on Wednesday.
After watching Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer stump for a teammate to make the All-Star Game on “MLB Central” earlier on Wednesday, Hosmer came on the show and zinged his old friend.
Archer wore a sign that said the Rays’ Corey Dickerson should be starting the All-Star Game. So Hosmer hastily designed a sign that poked fun at Archer.
“I saw Archer had a little sign out there, so I figured I had a sign to come,” Hosmer said on the show. “We’re talking about 9:30 Eastern time and I haven’t gotten my Sledge-iatto in this morning and this guy is just talking, bouncing off the wall, so we’re going to need Arch to pipe down there on the East Coast.”
Hosmer and Archer were Team USA teammates during the World Baseball Classic, and have known each other for quite a while.
“I played with Archer when I was like 15, 16 years old in South Florida Bombers, way back in the day,” Hosmer said on the show. “He’s had that energy since Day One.”
Here is the sign that Archer had during his appearance:
Archer couldn’t help but laugh when he saw Hosmer’s sign.