Re: Dan Shaughnessy
posted at 10/16/2013 9:46 PM EDT
Wait, is it Shaaaaaughnessy's job to report the news? Or is it Shaaaaaughnessy's job to sell the news? Taking a pot shot at the Patriots defense, or "taking credit away" from the Patriots defense upsets Patriots fans and generates debate. Shaaaaaughnessy is doing his job.
Below Danny talks about how the 04 Sox team would be "FRAUDS" if it lost game 3 to the Yanks, and how they would become "dopey slobs". WHOOPS, guess not. He talks about how Dave Ortiz is a cheater, about how Kevin Garnett is scum, about how Dennard should because of his DUI, about how the Patriots should get over themselves with the "holier then thow" act
By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist | October 15, 2004
"They have one more game to make their case. Are the 2004 Red Sox a happy-go-lucky (then suddenly unlucky) pack of frauds who failed to show up for the biggest series of their lives?"
"No baseball team has recovered from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series. Losing to the Yankees without putting up any kind of a fight would earn them a place of disgrace in Boston sports lore. It would dissolve all of the team's accomplishments. It would make them look like cocky, dopey slobs who folded when it counted most.But it does not have to go down that way. There's plenty of precedent for coming back from an 0-2 deficit."
"David Ortiz was vocal in his denial of performance-enhancing drug use after The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy wrote a column questioning the slugger’s early-season success. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner also came to the slugger’s defense, calling out Shaughnessy for his “fact-less” attack on the Boston designated hitter. As NESN’s Adam Pellerin reports on NESN Daily, Werner wasn’t the only one questioning the column’s merit."
"Meanwhile, Dan Shaughnessy outdid himself this morning with a snarky, bitter, sarcastic take on all four sports teams which likely took him less than 15 minutes altogether to write. KG a mercenary? Check. Lamenting the lack of disgrace being heaped on the Bruins for their “epic collapse” in game six? Check. Sucking up to potential future boss John Henry? Check. Shots at Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, the “holier than others” Patriots and their “legions of sycophants?” Check, check, check and check.
I’ve said it before, and will say it again. The best thing the Globe ever did was put Shaughnessy behind the paywall."