Shaughnessy was among the panel on FSNE’s New England Sports Tonight. He said he was “stunned” that this Jose Offerman flap has been made such a big deal of. He said it’s like the Ben Affleck thing, it’s taken on a life of it’s own. He said he was calling him a piece of junk as a player, not a person. YET, he said if he had explained himself, he wouldn’t have used the terminology “piece of junk”. He then got pretty mad when Greg Dickerson asked him to explain himself. Shaughnessy snapped that it wasn’t about the fact that Offerman wouldn’t explain himself. He didn’t really make himself clear. He repeated again that if Offerman had explained himself, he would not have used the wording “piece of junk” to apply to him. It made it look pretty clear that it was in fact personal and just mean spirited on Shaughnessy’s part that led him to use the phrases he did.
Marty Tirrell was also on the show and said he “absolutely guaranteed that (Mark) McGwire was juiced” The others jumped on it immediately, Dickerson saying that this isn’t 1510 where you can just throw these things out there and no one hears them. A bold statement from Tirrell, who tried to water down the statement by saying he was including McGwire’s admitted Andro use, which is a derivative of steroids.