White Sox Get Crucial Piece Back

The Chicago White Sox got their closer back on the 4th of July, but the Australian-born Liam Hendriks announced his return by stating his disgust with the country's never-ending mass-shooting gun violence.

“I had to take a driving test when I [came] over [to America]," said Hendriks. "I won’t have to take a test if I want to get a gun. That’s stupid. Whoever thought that was a great idea is an idiot.”

Hendriks, being from Australia, also talked about how his home country, in 1996, had one mass shooting incident, immediately implemented a mandatory gun buyback program, and they haven't had a problem since. In fact, he pointed out, murders and suicides have plummeted

The 33-year-old Hendriks has been out since June 14 with a right forearm strain. On the field, once again, he is one of the best closers in baseball this year, with 16 saves, a 2.81 ERA and a rousing 13 strikeouts per 9 innings. 

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