White Sox’s Liam Hendriks swears storm on the hot microphone during the All-Star Game look

FOX microphone players like Freddie Freeman, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Nelson Cruz during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game broadcast to give viewers the unique experience of hearing from baseball’s biggest stars in real time.

Liam Hendriks, the White Sox’s and the American League All-Star team are closer, did not know that his microphone was still working in the ninth inning of the Midsummer Classic. And what happens when a closer attempt to deliver his team victory does not know that the world is listening to him? Let’s just say that younger viewers may have picked up a few new words.

(Note: The video below contains strong language.)

MORE: Which All-Stars could be treated before the end of the year?

Hendriks could also be heard on the microphone, telling catcher Mike Zunino during the inning that his microphone was not working and that he had not heard anything from it all night, something he later confirmed to The Athletic’s Jayson Stark.

Yes, the “bleep-er guy” was not at the right point. The outbursts came through loud and clear as he worked a goalless ninth inning with a strike and two hits were allowed to nail the American League 5-2 victory against the National League.

Hendriks had previously expressed fears of being miked during a game and told CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder that it would be a “bad idea.”

Hendriks enjoyed learning that he was heard all the time, as he told the Chicago Tribune’s LaMond Pope.

Twitter also enjoyed hearing AL save the leader being himself out there on the mound.

Leave a Comment

x