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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wash, Rinse, Repeat - III (At Least)

There's no horse too dead for Shank to beat on:

Friday, August 17, 2018

Where Was Ben Volin? Jim McBride? Chris Gasper?

Shank may have wanted to ask the above question before taking a shot at his fellow journalists:

Questions answered:


...and the winner:

Dumb Tweets, By Dan Shaughnessy

From the man who wanted Curt Schilling thrown in jail comes this no-thought tweet:

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Programming Note

Shank hasn't written a column in nearly two weeks. I believe that's the main reason he wasn't on 98.5 The Sports Hub earlier this week - because he didn't have a column to regurgitate.

Let us count our blessings...

Shank Jumps Into The 21st Century

Well, sort of:


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Weak Sarcasm Used

The Red Sox have the best record in baseball with a 84-35 record, so naturally Shank needs to complain about something with the team:

You expect Shank to look up icky numbers?
Big ask, that one...
Expect nothing less from Shank, and nothing more.

Monday, August 06, 2018

I Wouldn't Worry About It, Shank


Signing A Different Tune

This was written a few days ago, after the Sox won their third consecutive game against the Yankees:
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Until this weekend, beating the best teams was the one thing the 2018 Red Sox had not done consistently. The Yankees came to Boston with the second-best record in baseball.

Not anymore. The Sox have scraped the Yankees off the soles of their cleats without much effort.
This will certainly make a dent in Shank's ability to shit on the Red Sox, which of course means he'll simply turn his attention to the New England Patriots instead and do the same thing, like bring up Malcom Butler a few hundred times in the next six months.

But wait - what's this, at the end of the column?
The East is won. Since the expansion era (1961), these Sox are only the fifth team to win at least 78 of their first 112 games (1969 Orioles, 1998 Yankees, 2001 Mariners, 2017 Dodgers).

But don’t get too cocky, Sox fans. Of those five juggernauts, only the 1998 Yankees went on to win the World Series.
That's the Shank we know and 'love' - writing about the silver lining and still finding a dark cloud!

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Guilt By Association

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is in some hot water this week. Leave it to Shank to take aim at two targets - Urban Meyer and, of course, the New England Patriots:

Of course, the next time John Calipari's accused of something, then he'll be the 'King of Looking The Other Way'. The crown to pass around!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Wait - The Other Team's A Tomato Can!

Remember this tweet?

He sure as hell doesn't:


Doubt Created

The Red Sox host the New York Yankees for a four game series that begins tonight. Well before the first pitch is thrown, Shank sneers at NESN and to a lesser extent the Red Sox pitching lineup:

...and the responses: