Three run lead. Clean inning. Bunch of rays. This is kimbrel at his dominant best.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 19, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Only the Patriots. First round pick carted off field in game vsEagles. Belichicknot asked about it at presser, postgame or today. Isaiah Wynn torn Achilles. Out for year #patsmediacartel— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 17, 2018
What's there to ask? He's out for the year, seems pretty cut and dry— Phil Winley(@_TheChief) August 17, 2018
Do your job and ask!— Stephen Ciaccio(@SChach17) August 17, 2018
...and the winner:
So freaking what everyone knew anyway stop treating a game like the Cuban missile crisis— bill burnette(@wburnette11) August 17, 2018
OK if we blame Curt Schilling for Pawtucket Red Sox move to Worcester?— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 17, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
My annual August 16 missive:— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 16, 2018
Babe Ruth (1948) and Elvis Presley (1977) both died on this date.
The Sultan and The King.
Coincidence? I think not.
And now Aretha. Sadly. So the Queen of Soul, and the King of rock and roll on August 16 https://t.co/Ls7D8UCR8V— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 16, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
3 run lead. Clean inning. Bunch of orioles due up. This is when Craig Kimbrel is the greatest closer ever— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 12, 2018
You expect Shank to look up icky numbers?
He’s been closing professional baseball games for 8 years averaging 42 saves and a 1.86 era. This isnteven trolling, its ignorant.— TaryGanguay(@TGanguay) August 12, 2018
Big ask, that one...
I beg of you, try to enjoy ANYTHING— Prince Priceless (@pfunk3000) August 12, 2018
Expect nothing less from Shank, and nothing more.
That's probably a correct take.....but coming from you makes it seem so nasty and small....— Mark h. dickie(@mark_mhdickie) August 12, 2018
Monday, August 06, 2018
guys now john Henry is sitting in next to belichick and Dombrowski probably selling bill the team— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) August 6, 2018
Hope my name doesn’t come up https://t.co/drDKqQ4Sth— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 6, 2018
...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.
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.
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).That's the Shank we know and 'love' - writing about the silver lining and still finding a dark cloud!
But don’t get too cocky, Sox fans. Of those five juggernauts, only the 1998 Yankees went on to win the World Series.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Urban Meyer: King of Looking The Other Way. Before this bleepshow at Ohio State, he was the college coach of Aaron Hernandez at Florida.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 3, 2018
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
Show Pony Red Sox are 39-17. Impossible to tell how good they are cuz of horrible level of competition. Let's see how they do with 'Stros, Tribe and Yanks in October. Until then, all this means nothing.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) May 30, 2018
He sure as hell doesn't:
Yankees deserve to lose if they can’t make that play— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 3, 2018
Maybe take this holder guy out of the game? Or are you just giving up?— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 3, 2018
Asked and answered. Boone gave up. One of the worst relief performances in Fenway history. Just let it happen— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 3, 2018
Baghdad Bob NESN declares that Red Sox starters have the advantage this weekend vs Sabathia Severino Happ and Tanaka. Sox going w Johnson Porcello Eovaldi Price— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) August 2, 2018
...and the responses:
Shaughnessy hates that the Sox are exceptional this year and his tired act does not play as well when they are dominating.— Andrew Cummings (@ACummings40) August 2, 2018
Is Happa definite? Last I heard with HFM, he was uncertain.— Wayne Prunier(@WPrunier045) August 2, 2018
Don’t you just love nicknames... we have Baghdad Bob, Shank Shaughnessy and the always popular Trollin’ Volin...so cute don’t you think...lmao...— PaulyWalnuts. (@hoagsxxx) August 2, 2018