MLB Analyst Requests ’40-Acre Field’ Full of Players Who Look Like Cuban-Born Yoan Moncada, Later Apologizes for ‘Hurtful Remark’

Friday afternoon, MLB Network offered a broadcast booth featuring Bob Costas, Buck Showalter and Jim Kaat for their coverage of the Chicago White Sox-Houston Astros playoff game.

With White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada making his first plate appearance of the game, the 82-year-old Kaat began to offer a compliment to the young power hitter, but the conversation quickly became awkward, and ultimately offensive.

“I don’t’ know how much you’ve seen of Moncada, but everybody talks like this guy should be a star, an All-Star,” Kaat said.

“That’s what they look like,” Showalter responded. “I don’t know about the rest of it. The first time I saw him in the big leagues I looked around the dugout and said
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