Maybe this is one of those philosophical / existential type of questions, but what is really 'new' from Shank? In the sense that these are his most recent assemblage of words, clichés and Shankisms, the tweet is accurate. But what does he actually say that is new? Nothing that this blogger can detect - his latest column is another proforma effort jumping on the Red Sox bandwagon, a few trite observations, etc. ad nauseum, completely lacking in imagination and originality.
The only thing shocking is the lack of a Larry Bird mention.