Mondays are awful. The offseason is a long haul. There are still 129 days until the White Sox 2018 season opener in Kansas City. These are just cold hard facts. To help ease the pain of each aforementioned statement, I present to you Moncada Mondays.
Moncada Mondays will be a weekly blog series consisting of all things Yoan Moncada-related. Highlights, pictures, stats, facts — whatever. As long as it’s about our beloved switch-hitting second baseman, it will show up on Moncada Mondays.
To kick off the festivities, let’s take a look back at Yoan’s first MLB home run.
Sure, Ricky’s boys were getting pummeled by the Cubs at home, but that’s not important right now. Arrieta hung one and Moncada hurt it. Yoan showcases his sweet swing on this blast to center, and we get to hear Hawk’s trademark “YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD” home run call with an additional “YES!” for good measure. The silent treatment from the White Sox dugout is fantastic and Yolmer’s jersey-grab to noogie ‘congratulations’ is even better. These are the types of moments that made the 2017 White Sox so much fun to watch despite being a 95-loss team after game 162.
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