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Why is it that Yoán Moncada's teammates come down with a case of the giggles whenever they're asked about his music video?
"Desastre Personal" is going to be a staple at Guaranteed Rate Field this summer, with Moncada promising his song will accompany him on his trips to the plate.
His teammates? They've seen the video, just like much of White Sox Nation has by now, and they've got nice things to say, even if they do crack up at the thought of their third baseman singing and dancing instead of hitting and throwing.
Eloy Jiménez was the latest to chime in with his thoughts on Moncada's new music career, asked about the song and video on the White Sox Talk Podcast.
It was a positive review, even if it contained a joking piece of advice for Moncada to not quit his day job.
"Oh my god!" Jiménez reacted with a customary shout. "When I first saw that, it was, 'That is Moncada?' Because he had purple hair and all that. I was like, 'Oh my god.'
"But it's good, good music. Well, I don't understand what he says. I think he can play more baseball than music.
"The video was good. His voice, it's good. But he can play baseball."
Luis Robert, too, had nothing but good things to say about Moncada's foray into a different realm of the entertainment industry. But he also laughed a bit when it was brought up, covering his face with his hand as he chuckled.
"I think it is a good song, with the rhythm, with his performing there with two other Cuban singers, big Cuban singers. I think that's good," Robert said through team interpreter Billy Russo last month. "I think he's happy exploring that possibility, that option to be a musician, a singer. I think it's good."
José Abreu also weighed in when he finally arrived at White Sox camp after a COVID-related absence.
"Music comes from the heart, and in his case, that's something that he loves and I'm glad that he's doing that, that he had the chance to do that," Abreu said through Russo last month. "I will have to ask him, 'Hey, can you do a song for me to use as a walk-up song?'"
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