Shaughnessy, The Self-Plagiarist
Dan has arrived in Florida and uses his first day as a springboard for a walk down memory lane of memorable spring trainings past. I tend to like his sentimental journeys and this one is not too bad. Unfortunately, Shaughnessy plagizarizes much of this fine work from his 2003 book Spring Training co-written with Stan Grossfeld.
- His "Spring training is where.." convention is used in the same fashion in both pieces
- the story about Calvin Griffith is in both places
- The story about Dennis Boyd is in both places
- The story about Wade Boggs and Bill Clinton is in both places
- The story about Wade Boggs commenting about being the white Irving Fryar is in both places
- The story about Gary Carter is in both places
- (Edit: 828 AM: The Story about Yaz and Ted Williams and their tennis match is also in both places)
There is no credit in today's Globe column given to the Spring Training book.
Shaughnessy, thanks again for proving yet again that you just mail it in these days. I wonder if he gets in trouble for this?