Monday, February 19, 2007

Digging Through the Recycling Bin

Not much today. Dan just talks about the pitchers' fielding drills, nothing you couldn't have read in Rob Bradford's blog yesterday.

It is a rambling mess (This sentence appears out of nowhere: "Pitchers' fielding practice, a favorite activity of the departed Joe Kerrigan, took on a whole new meaning during last year's World Series when Tigers hurlers committed five errors in five games against the Cardinals.") and contains his typically facile sarcasm ("Red Sox pitchers and catchers went through their first grueling (9:30 a.m. to 11:12 a.m.) workout of the 2007 season yesterday."), which is rich considering it comes from a man who "jogs" for only a mile each day.

There are people who claim that CHB is a good writer. But his repetitive use of sarcasm exposes him as a poor columnist. Sarcasm is easy, something anybody can do, and it wears thin very quickly if it isn't clever. Dan's attempts most often aren't. Rather, they are obvious and simple. A better (or more industrious?) writer would avoid the constant sarcasm that Shank pumps out.

Oh, Dan notes there are a lot of Japanese media members. Tomorrow, Dan tells us water is wet. (See how easy it is?)


ObjectiveBruce said...

The entries in this reincarnated blog are even worse than the sophomoric rants that ran previously.

Just thought you'd like to know.

Dave M said...

OB - from you, I will take this as a great compliment.

Chris said...

Definition of an idiot: Someone who dishes out sarcasm in a one-way venue such as a column. But thanks to e-mail and blogs like this, Chia Pet Shaughnessy gets it back in spades. I wonder if he cares that he is the most hated sports columnist at the most hated liberal rag of them all? I'm sure he must. For that, I'm thrilled!

Anonymous said...

nah, these are much more sophomoric now. These entries are freshmanic. 8th-grader-ish, even. (See how effective the use of sarcasm can be for someone who actually has a sense of humor?)

dbvader said...

Care to backup your claim?