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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Pure, unadulterated crap

Beckett has been the Bob Gibson of his generation and pretty much won the World Series for the Red Sox all by himself in 2007.

Seriously, should anybody read a columnist who makes the above claim? Lester, Schilling, Lowell, and JD Drew had something to do with the Red Sox World Series victory. Dan manages a couple of irrelevant Manny shots also.

Dan also provides a full column for Manny bashing. And at the height of laziness, it is a recap of column written by another hack.

Dan doesn't limit his bashing to Manny. He has some space for you poor delusional fans. After quoting Manny about the Boston atmosphere ("The fans in Boston got your back no matter what, but I'm talking about the people who write all this bull because it means so much to them. If your happiness depends on Boston winning or losing, you have to get a life."), Dan turns it on the fans.

There certainly are people in Boston whose happiness is connected to the Sox' fortunes. But it's not the "people who write this bull." Trust me when I tell you that Sox wins and losses have zero bearing on my happiness.


Yes, Dan is superior to you. He has evolved to such a level that he no longer cares. I don't care about his conclusion. The Red Sox winning doesn't have an affect on my happiness. It is Dan's sneering, condescending attitude that is despicable.

And Dan leaves us with one last bit of misinformation:
There are stars everywhere and you can have a drink at the Ritz with Enrique Wilson without being dimed out by some crazed LA fan.


Ignore the fact that Ramirez lived at the Ritz at the time and wasn't drinking adult beverages. Otherwise, it is a great story.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

“This series is about mind games as much as it is about baseball games.”

Geez, I wonder who the zen master of mind games is? Shank, Manny got into your head!



“Life sure can be hell when you play for the Red Sox.”

Sounds like someone asking for anonymity. Kind of like what John Henry stated. I wonder how the Owner would handle daily violations of private life (“They probably wanted something really stupid like an autograph, a handshake, or a moment of your time.”) John Henry would prefer a little restraint shown by fans peering into his personal matters. Why can’t a ballplayer ask for the same?



“we don't have to remind everyone of the shameful manner in which you quit on your team in order to gain free agency.”

That was a Zen of a move wasn’t it? What a brilliant “mind game” maneuver. He even got the “leading sports writer in town” to headline “Adios Amigo!”

Shank, get out of the “proverbial” batters box and hustle down the line! Your “mind game” is slow.

Stop regurgitating sentimental crap. Stop dishing out factoids that can be easily perused over the net even by a layman. Stop playing with your psyche, it can make you go blind.


Boy you had a tough week, first tooled by the Boss Henry and then schooled by the Professor Manny.


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roger bournival said...

There certainly are people in Boston whose happiness is connected to the Sox' fortunes. But it's not the "people who write this bull." Trust me when I tell you that Sox wins and losses have zero bearing on my happiness.

Doesn't this theme come up, like, every fourth column or so?

mike_b1 said...

All this from a guy who has spent the past 30+ years writing about sports.

Question: If you make your living covering sports, shouldn't you, you know, like sports?

bunkosquad said...

Trust me when I tell you that Sox wins and losses have zero bearing on my happiness now that I can't make any money off my "Curse".

/fixed