Yoan Moncada played his first game in a Red Sox jersey, and exactly one fan was there to see it
Yoan Moncada made Red Sox debut in front of one fan
You might imagine that Red Sox super-prospect Yoan Moncada's first baseball game on American soil would be received with a whole lot of fanfare. After all, it's not every day that a 19-year-old gets handed a $31.5 million signing bonus, and Red Sox nation has been dying to see the second baseman in action ever since.
Well, the momentous occasion finally arrived on Monday, and it took place...in an extended Spring Training game in the back of Boston's complex in Fort Myers, in front of an intern, a scout, a sportswriter and exactly one spectator.
His name is Tony Medina, a truck driver who lives in Fort Myers, and his fandom will inspire us all. He even offered this gem of a scouting report: "With that bat, he might be ready. But he has some work to do with his glove."
For the record, Moncada batted third and hit a triple in his very first at-bat. Tough crowd.