Thanks to an attentive reader, we bring you this tasty Dan quote, courtesy of the Denver Post:
"Now every team has a handler who is there to limit everything we do," says Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, who began covering professional baseball in the 1970s. "It's a stupid game we have to play. Every day, our access is shrinking."
"It's preposterous," Shaughnessy says. "The self-importance today is off the charts."
Actually, the irony is off the charts. He could be talking about himself. And if reporters' access is shrinking, so-called writers like Shaughnessy who exist solely to do hatchet jobs on athletes deserve nothing more.