No. Despite what you may have heard, Dan Shaughnessy was not inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. He was given the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and will be recognized in the media exhibit at the Hall. There is no induction, he has no plaque. That doesn't stop … Continue reading Let’s Get Something Straight: Dan Shaughnessy Is NOT a Hall of Famer.
Two articles, same paper. (h/t Kevin) Shank Today: How many more weeks can we count on the other guys mismanaging the clock, making stupid decisions, overthrowing open receivers, clanging field goal attempts off the uprights, dropping passes in the end zone, and botching interceptions? How many more times does the Tom Brady interception get called … Continue reading Ripped From The Forums…
I'm not sure why I subjected myself to this, but I took some time to peruse the last 100 columns that Dan Shaughnessy has written. This 100 columns dates back to October 14, 2013. So in almost exactly 6 months, he's written 100 columns. 58 are on the Red Sox. Given that they won the … Continue reading Shaughnessy – The Last 100 Columns
I don't know this for sure, but I suspect that in private life, Dan Shaughnessy is a man of iron routine, someone who finds something that works for him, and then does not deviate from it. He's likely someone who doesn't handle change very well, and tries his hardest to manage his life in such … Continue reading Appreciating The Unmatched Genius Of Dan Shaughnessy
https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/413310161768296448 https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/413313977066602497 https://twitter.com/Melissa__Hanson/status/413343968751923200 https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/413317619656048640 https://twitter.com/MrMichaelLee/status/413283479992807425 https://twitter.com/JeffDuncan_/status/413304090467106817 https://twitter.com/AdamMKaufman/status/413277884942282752 https://twitter.com/MikeRiley54/status/413304488322007040 https://twitter.com/chrisdbianchi/status/413671070957195265 I'm convinced that the majority of these media people 1) only read the headline or summary of the column, namely that sportwriters shouldn't root for teams, and 2) have no idea about some of the stuff Shaughnessy has pulled over the years. I'm not going to … Continue reading Media Circling Wagons Around Shaughnessy Are As Clueless As He Is
It seems like Dan Shaughnessy isn't feeling the love as of late. Why else devote a whole column to trying to justify his pitiful existence? As usual, Dan also completely misses the point, and shows repeatedly just how clueless and out of touch he really is. I've sort of shied away from the Dan Shaughnessy … Continue reading .@Dan_Shaughnessy Is Here To Troll, Not To Write
Poor Dan Shaughnessy. He's feeling persecuted right now. All you get-a-lifers are coming after him, and making him feel bad. Being wrong is OK by me, but I was bombarded Thursday by fans consumed with a message of, “You need to eat crow! How could you have been so wrong?’’ I’m hoping all those folks … Continue reading Dan Shaughnessy Wants You To Know You Were Wrong, Too.
Alfonzo Dennard doesn't seem to have gotten the message. It may just cost him his job. The Patriots cornerback was arrested last night around 2:00am in Lincoln NE, on suspicion of DUI. Even if he was not drunk, he showed incredible lack of judgement just by being out on the town at 2:00am in a … Continue reading Another Patriots Problem, Sox Win Again
While Dan Shaughnessy gets lionized among local media for his David Ortiz column from the other day, especially among sports radio hosts, a few people displaced from the local scene see the column for what it really was: garbage. The worst baseball writing of the month -Rob Neyer says that the column takes muckraking to a whole … Continue reading Unkind Reactions To Shaughnessy Column on Ortiz
Something I'm curious about. For those of you out there who enjoy Dan Shaughnessy, and I know you are out there, presumably you're drawn to his style of ripping down athletes and teams and taking shots and carrying grudges. How do you feel when he writes columns which go to a hyperbolic level in the … Continue reading Question For Dan Shaughnessy Fans (Yes, They Do Exist)