Every now and then, it is nice to see baseball players act like human beings. They are people too and like to have fun while playing the children’s game for a living. Few people demonstrate that more than Liam Hendriks of the Chicago White Sox.
In just one season playing with the White Sox, Hendriks became a fan favorite. He is everything this team needs in a closer as far as his play and his attitude. He was so good that he won the Reliever of the Year Award for his efforts. We can only hope he repeats that this year.
As far as his off-the-field fun, he is the gift that keeps on giving. The White Sox were taking some professional photos on Wednesday and Hendriks had a great time with it. He showed up wearing the Infinity Gauntlet made famous by Thanos.
Of course, Thanos is the mad titan villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he causes a lot of chaos. Liam was also sure to have all six Infinity Stones on the gauntlet as he appeared ready to cause some destruction.
Liam Hendriks is so good for the Chicago White Sox in every single way.
Hopefully, he uses this power to cause destruction across the American League. He is absolutely capable of using power, time, soul, mind, space, and reality to give himself an advantage over the hitters that he will face in 2022. He is inevitable.
In all seriousness, Hendriks is going to round out an elite bullpen. There are other studs there like Craig Kimbrel, Garrett Crochet, Aaron Bummer, Kendall Graveman, and Joe Kelly to help him out. It could be as deep and as powerful (based on velocity) as any bullpen in the history of the White Sox.
We know that the starters on the team should be outstanding. It is up to the middle relievers and the setup man to get the ball from the hands of the starters to Hendriks with no mistakes in between. They will be able to win a lot of games this way if everyone reaches their potential.
The fact that Hendriks is already out there having fun is great news for the White Sox. When the season is over, he can watch the sunset on a grateful universe, just like Thanos did.