Friday, March 24, 2017

Twinkies, Moncada And The Ultimate Question Of Life

In Douglas Adams' brilliant Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the 'Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything' is the number 42. For former Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada that number has clearly more than doubled to 85. That's how many Twinkies Moncada once ate in a single week—clearly dealing with one of the ultimate questions of life. Of course, he also bought a $500,000 Lamborghini with part of the $31.5 million the Red Sox handed to him. Despite that windfall, Moncada could not be bothered taking mandatory English lessons. Between this kind of attitude and his predilection for Twinkies, he may or may not fulfill his awesome potential. While Moncada will start the 2017 season in AAA, look for him to be a fixture at second base for the White Sox from about this coming June until roughly 2030.