Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Pieces

Dan writes a picked up pieces column on the 32nd anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Very consistent with others he has written. If you like this format, you will probably enjoy today's offering, replete with references to Jason Varitek's underoos. If you don't like the format, it is easy enough to chip away at.

I don't particularly mind the format but I find it interesting that Shaughnessy likes to play the moral authority on issues such as steroids, adultery, and conflicts of interest when he himself: uses material from old books and presents it as new material; when he accuses someone of being a liar but does not have all the facts; and acknowledges that he can't be bothered to collect the relevant facts even though it is his job.

Even when he makes a valid point, he surrounds it with his laziness. He questions the millions that Epstein has wasted on free agents (fair enough) but starts with "Not sure if Edgar Renteria and Matt Clement are still on the books...." Dan, would it kill you to find this stuff out?

My carping aside, its your typical Shaughnessy fare. Good for some and not so much for others


Anonymous said...

What was that last crack about Kraft dedicating some song to Shank? Just a joke?

Dave M said...

Anon 9:44--there was a crack of Elton John dedicating "Tiny Dancer" to Bob Kraft.

If Elton John were to dedicate a song to CHB, I think "The Bitch is Back" would be a good one

I'm a bitch, I'm a bitch
Oh the bitch is back
Stone cold sober as a matter of fact
I can bitch, I can bitch
`Cause I'm better than you
It's the way that I move
The things that I do

Marion Barry said...

Bitch set me up...

Anonymous said...

The Objectivedouche says, "a much needed and informative column by my Danny boy!"

Anonymous said...

Absolute dead-on analysis here. No other jock sniffing sycophant in this town has the wit or guts to tell it like it is like our favorite Curly Haired Boyfriend. If you read SOSH and the comments on the sports articles you will see that Dan Shaughnessy is actually the only person who criticizes teams in this town. He's so hard hitting and witty. He's almost as good as Michael Felger.