Friday, April 01, 2011

Shank On The 2011 Red Sox

Friday's Globe column predicts good things for this year's team.

ARLINGTON, Texas — They are on more magazine covers than Gisele Bundchen. Sports Illustrated picks them to win 100 games and beat the Giants in the World Series just like 99 years ago at Fenway Park. On these pages last Sunday, six of six Globe writers picked the Red Sox to finish first in the American League East and make it to the 2011 World Series (you’d think we owned the team or something). In Wednesday’s New York Post, seven of seven baseball experts picked the Sox over the Yankees.

There has never been anything like it.
In an otherwise good column, we see something that'll get old fast:

Yo Adrian Gonzalez is on the cover of the Improper Bostonian.


Monkeesfan said...

So Shank will pen a piece predicting the worst Sox season since Grady Little any time now after the 9-5 collapse on Friday.

Anonymous said...

Shaughnessy is a repulsive whore who makes his money by catering to the moronic conventional wisdom of the moment, which he helps to create and then exploit through exaggeration. Before they've even played a regular-season game, he depicts this Red Sox team as the reincarnation of the 1927 Yankees. If they have a lousy April, he won't have the slightest compunction about throwing the entire team and Sox management under the bus in the most personal terms (we'll hear about lazy, overpaid athletes, Theo and his minions, etc.), because that's a message the Sox' fan base will want to hear.

Anonymous said...

Yup. He is so predictable in his pandering. Whore doesn't even begin to cover his remarkable douchebaggery. On the one hand, he'll remind you that he played baseball in college so he really understands the game, blah, blah, blah. On the other hand, his complete and total lack of expertise in evaluating anything at the Major League level doesn't matter because he's a "journalist." Shameless, hypocritical, pandering, self-promoting douche!