Re: When does this guy take a hike? Go root for another team
posted at 9/1/2013 2:08 PM EDT
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to ampoule's comment:
Shaughnessy is an a-hole....and, I told him that to his face when I saw him at a Starbuck's last year.
You may not agree with his point of view and I disagree with him quite often as well, but whether we agree with him or not is no reason to verbally assault someone in public. It in my mind makes you the a-whole......
Like they say when your going under the bar in Limbo "how low can you go".
I was thinking the same thing. I don't understand why some people take it so personally when another person states an opinion they disagree with. I watched The Baseball Show wth Dan on it on Saturday. I didn't think he said anything outrageous. He was right. The Sox did catch a break on the trip.
Personally, even though he was skeptical of the team's chances this year, I always felt his concerns were justified. He's not supposed to be a cheerleader, and it doesn't bother me if he points out what he perceives to be flaws or concerns. I'm secure enough in my own opinion to agree or disagree w/o having to make it personal.
There was a guy who called in to the show just to take a cheap shot at Shaughnessy. Wow -- what a loser. Must have been the highlight of his life.
Just because I try to remain positive outwardly about the team and enjoy when things are going well, it doesn't mean I might not have concerns about the team at any give time.Heck, back in August 2011 when everyone -- Shaughnessy included and nearly all the media and talk show crowd -- were saying the playoffs were a given, I never felt that way. I was too scarred by 1974 and 1978 to ever feel a playoff berth is safe until it's officially wrapped up.
Shaughnessy has written his fair share of positve columns over the years, but even if he's as negative as some think, it's far better than columnists who are the at the other extreme and who are over-the-top homers.