Let’s get one thing out of the way before I go on my rant: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts deserves to be playing on the American League All Star team. He’s the best clutch-hitting shortstop in the game this year.
But why the hell is the Massachusetts Highway Department encouraging motorists to text or tweet their votes for Xander? I just saw this hashtag appeal on electronic signs over Route 2 West and Route 3 North during my commute home tonight.
In New Hampshire, they just passed a “Hands-Free” law requiring motorists to keep their phones away from the steering wheel. In Massachusetts, they’re imploring us to visit Twitter instead of keeping our eyes on the tractor trailer in the left lane.
How many motorists must die before Red Sox justice is served?
P.S. This is more of a PR issue than a public safety concern, but the so-called “alliance” between the Red Sox and Dodgers to vote for each other’s players is pathetic and bordering on begging. Xander Bogaerts and Clayton Kershaw both deserve to keep their dignity.