The Chicago White Sox made the biggest move at the MLB trade deadline when they sent Codi Heuer and Nick Madrigal to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Craig Kimbrel. It hasn’t been perfect for Kimbrel since coming over but he is still working on being an elite setup man in a duo with Liam Hendriks. It has been fun to watch because when these guys are on, they are on. They have a chance to be the best bullpen in the postseason.
However, Kimbrel does enjoy making things fun for the fans away from the field as well. As you probably know, Kimbrel has a very unique stretch when he is on the mound. He holds his arm out and dangles it with his elbow bent until he comes up. A lot of people think it is funny to imitate.
A few days ago, a young boy went viral for imitating Kimbrel while he was on the mound pitching in a live game. He became known as “the Kimbrel kid” and everybody loved it. It shows you that there are some really good things that come out of baseball and kids enjoying it is one of them.
Before the game against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, Kimbrel got to meet the young boy who became known as the Kimbrel kid. It had to be extremely exciting for young Chase Boykin. Kimbrel’s imitator is 10 years old and he got to meet one of his heroes. Kimbrel also gave him a signed baseball and a pair of his cleats. Chase was also afforded the opportunity to meet Tim Anderson as well so you know it was a great day for him.
Craig Kimbrel of the Chicago White Sox is an outstanding human being.
Now, the White Sox have a fan for life. The best part of baseball, as mentioned before, is seeing the joy that it brings to people. It is extra special when those people are kids. With a lot of bad going on in the world, seeing something so sweet and genuine like this warms the heart. It is awesome knowing that there are good people playing for the White Sox.
Kimbrel is a big part of what the White Sox are doing right now. Having an elite bullpen going into the playoffs puts you at a serious advantage. The White Sox have the talent on paper so they need to go out there and do it. Hopefully, this kid inspires Kimbrel to be the best that he can be because the White Sox need it.