"We weren't teammates, but we always stayed in communication," Schoop said. "If I had a bad inning, I could still go to him and tell him, 'Help me out.' Even though we didn't play on the same team, he'd still help me out. When we come to play them, I always go to his house and eat and have fun. In the offseason, he comes to see me one year. It's not only being teammates, we're friends outside of baseball."