White Sox broadcast’s call of Kwang Hyun Kim’s battle with bugs is a must-watch (Video)

Cardinals pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
Cardinals pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

When St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim was attacked by a bug at the plate, the White Sox broadcast team delivered a memorable call.

If life gives you bugs, make puns.

That’s the motto of the White Sox broadcast team, or it was when Cardinals pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim had to step off the mound to fight a pest during Monday’s game.

It was the bottom of the fourth inning with a 3-2 count, two outs and two men on, so it was actually a critical moment for Kim. The bug turned it into comedy gold.

“He is tilting at windmills,” broadcaster Jason Benetti observed. “The Cardinals Don Quixote!”

Steve Stone leaned into the bit.

“Unfortunately he has found our secret weapon which is a little automated dragonfly that buzzes around on key pitches of the game,” he said.

“But Steve, we don’t play the gnats in interleague play,” Benetti added the punniest line of them all.

The whole incident brought a whole new meaning to the Cardinals’ social media hashtag #STLFLY.

Kwang Hyun Kim’s bug war lightened the mood of the Cardinals-White Sox

Whatever the White Sox secret weapon intended to accomplish, it didn’t work. Kim struck out Leury Garcia looking to end the inning without conceding a run.

This series is pitting two division leaders against each other, but their battle is as much with the teams chasing them as each other.

The White Sox are coming off an embarrassing series sweep by the Yankees and would like to fortify their 1.5-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.

The Cardinals recovered from being swept by the Padres by getting two wins over the Pirates in their short series. However, they dropped two of three games against the Cubs. Now the other Chicago team is two games out.

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