Saturday, April 23, 2011

Showstopper / Stop Right There

Shank's Saturday column focuses on Dustin Pedroia and his five-hit game on Thursday night, helping the Red Sox win 4-2 in 11 innings. Keeping with the recent trend, another readable Shank column continues until the halfway point:
In many ways, he (Pedroia) is the anti-Nomar.

Nomar Garciaparra could hit .372 and inspire the worship of Hub fans, but he never got comfortable around Fenway. Pedroia understands and embraces the Boston Baseball Experience.
How many years ago did Nomar depart from the Red Sox, nearly seven? Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on invoking former players names just so someone like Shank can take one more piss on them? Not when you're this petty and vindictive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can someone refresh my memory ....

How did Shank feel about Pedroia during the early struggles of Peddy's rookie year?

I don't think it's a matter of being anti-Nomar or bashing other players. It's just a fact that Shank is a simpleton and tries to reduce everything to the The Good vs. The Bad.

And Shank remains The Ugly.