There are approximately 11 such anecdotes and unfortunately, the idea is worn after the second one. This is one of the most painfully tedious columns from Shaughnessy I've ever read. Precious little other insight is offered.
There is, however, one very comical line up front which actually had me laugh out loud.
"I was in New York a day early to get extra rest for tonight's big game with the Yankees."
The idea of Shaughnessy arriving early to catch some extra rest so he can be on top of his journalistic game made me smile.