The former Orioles great had some trouble with the lumber on Friday.
Remember Hyun-soo Kim? He’s the guy that really struggled in his first Spring Training in the US, and then refused a minor league assignment (BECAUSE HIS CONTRACT ALLOWED HIM TO), so O’s fans booed him on Opening Day. Then he went on to sit on the Baltimore bench when he should have been in the everyday lineup for a year and a half before he was traded for Jeremy Hellickson last season. Sure, you remember.
Well, he has returned to the KBO this summer, playing for the LG Twins along with pitcher Tyler Wilson. So far, Kim is kind of crushing it.
Through 45 games, he is hitting .350/.426/.576 with seven home runs, 17 doubles and 28 RBI. He’s even stolen a base. I will forever stand by my feeling that he should have played a lot more during his time in the Charm City.
But that’s not what we’re here for. This post is about Kim’s bat not working. In fact, I’m not sure how this even happened:
Here are some more angles:
Yep, that’s a bat breaking without even touching the ball. Just the pure force of Kim’s swing has broken a piece of wood built to withstand the force of 100 mph laser beams.
Or, it was already broken when he took it to the plate and Kim didn’t notice.