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Xander Bogaerts so excited to play for Red Sox he couldn't dress himself

Someday you can tell your grandchildren about the time that Xander Bogaerts didn't know how to put a shirt on.

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Xander Bogaerts is the best prospect the Red Sox have had in ages, one lauded for his maturity and poise at the plate despite his youth. He's still just a kid playing baseball, though, and on Tuesday night, it was played on the world's biggest stage in his major-league debut.

The excitement might have gotten the best of him:

It's for the best that Mike Napoli noticed Bogaerts' fashion faux pas when he did. What if Bogaerts had gotten his first big-league hit with his warm-up shirt on backwards, and mashed a homer or two in his debut night? Would this have become a thing enforced on him by the other players, sacrificing comfort for production? They're baseball players, so yeah, probably.

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