Shaughnessy turns in a game recap from Friday night's Sox-Yankees instant classic and provides a fair recap of the fun evening. I am sure he had the daggers drawn when it appeared the Sox would lose late in the game and he was probably forced to start from scratch when the Sox came back in the 8th inning.
Neverthless, there are some odd statements and Shankisms:
- Quote "On a night when the Red Sox honored the greatest team ever to represent this region (the 1957-86 Celtics)...."
Comment: Huh? The 1957 - 86 Celtics were not "a team"--they were many teams . Many of the teams during this era were awesome and some were not so great. Just an odd way of putting it.
- Quote: "Schilling, who needs an editor more than he needs a pitching coach..."
Comment: Okay, Dan, we get it--you don't like Schilling's blog.
- Quote: "Coco Crisp. The man we love to boo."
Comment: One of Dan's favorite techniques...its what I call the "Joe The Fan" technique. By using "we" , Dan presumes to speak for all Sox fans. Unfortunately, he often misses the mark (like when he said a few months ago that we all "rejoiced" when Keith Foulke retired). I know Crisp is getting some boos but I think Shaughnessy overdoes it with the above assessment.
I need to sign off for now.