A night after costing his Red Sox a game with a ninth-inning error for a walk-off loss to the Chicago Whtie Sox on Tuesday, Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts erred again.
On Wednesday, following a 6-4, 14-inning victory vs. the White Sox, Bogaerts made an obscure tweet of a woman dressed in a T-shirt and a thong.
This was Boegarts’ first tweet since the regular season started and just his second tweet since December.
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He promptly deactivated his account, but someone managed to screengrab the tweet before the 21-year-old Aruba native shut it down.
“It definitely wasn’t my intention,” Bogaerts told the Providence Journal. “Once I found out it was on Twitter, I went immediately and deleted it. One thing’s for sure, I don’t want it to be a distraction on the team or for me.”
However, there was enough time for the Twitter-universe to respond.
Things Xander Bogaerts needs to work on
- His defense
- Hitting with runners in scoring position
- His sexting game
Hang in there kid
“This is an isolated incident,” Farrell told the Globe. “He’s learned from it. Obviously he’s acknowledged an unfortunate situation, a mistake, and he’s taken steps to rectify it by shutting down the account. …
“This is one of the pitfalls of social media. I think the most important thing is Xander’s acknowledged it and learned from it and we move on.”
Bogaerts, who added, “No one’s perfect … Be a man and face the situation,” said he could return to Twitter in the future.
"Why not?" he told reporters. "It was a mistake. Everyone learns from mistakes."