So, this morning I wandered over to the Red Sox MLB website, and saw the premature posting of the All Star Ballot and our Red Sox players on it. While my first shudder may have been seeing our candidate for Catcher pictured beautifully in the lower left corner, and I can see the perennial All-Stars the Red Sox are likely to end up with in this summer's classic: Dustin Pedroia at 2B, Adrian Gonzalez at 1B, Carl Crawford in LF... perhaps Kevin Youkilis at 3B? Maybe even Ellsbury in CF or Drew in RF?
However, the true test of our Red Sox fan base will be the successful election of our starting SS. No, not that Marco Scutaro guy that's pictured and on the official ballot. (Yes, I know all he's done for the team, and do think he's a hell of a player.) For my money, though, we're going to have to vote early, and vote often for our All-Star starting SS: Jed Lowrie.
So... let's get the campaign underway. I realize it's going to be a tough one: write in campaigns are rarely successful (except for that fun one up in Alaska last November)... but we owe it to the man who turned our season around. (Okay, a little overstated... but still...)
Write in Jed Lowrie!!