"I think the Rays are not going to win tonight."

Boston Globe sports columnist DAN SHAUGHNESSY, during a broadcast on NESN last night: the Red Sox / Orioles game was in a rain delay, and the Rays were losing 7-0 to the New York Yankees.

The Yankees lost, of course, giving Tampa Bay the AL Wild Card, while the Red Sox – well, we all know what happened there.

Chickens, not hatched, but counted.  By a Red Sox fatalist, no less.

The Boston Globe supports SOPA. My response, as posted on their Facebook page.

In regards to the attached article, until and unless the Boston Globe (and the writer of the piece in question) formally retracts this position on SOPA I will no longer require the services of your newspaper, BostonGlobe.com, or Boston.com for my news. Opponents such as myself are not so naive that we think “blocking an illegal download of an Adele album will logically be followed by blocking a search for information about the Arab Spring.” We oppose the bill because, while it is well-intentioned, it is so poorly written that it could lead to an entire website, such as YouTube, being shut down because someone in Hoople, North Dakota posted a clip of a party where someone was drunkenly singing “Rolling in the Deep”. This bill is backed by Hollywood and RIAA billions and written by sixty-somethings who proudly claim they are “not nerds,” don’t know even the most basic internet terminology, and refuse to learn said terminology or bring in people with a working knowledge of the issue at hand. This piece is a grave disappointment to the great city I call home. Then again, what else should I expect from a newspaper that continues to employ Dan Shaughnessy?


I’ll miss ‘I’m Shipping Up To Boston.’ I’ll miss the bulging eyeballs, staring in for the sign under the bill of his cap. I’ll miss the 95-mile-per-hour heater on the black. Most of all, I’ll miss the accountability…He was the goods. He was a lights-out closer who could stand the heat of Boston’s baseball summers. He thrived on the pressure… Tito. Theo. Now Jonathan Papelbon. Be careful before you say 'good riddance,’ people. You’re going to miss this guy.
—  Dan Shaughnessy on Jonathan Papelbon

Dan Shaughnessy (the oracle of Red Sox Nation) during the rain delay last night predicted the Rays would lose & the Red Sox season “won’t end tonight”.

Mr. Shaughnessy, could you please predict Obama’s re-election?


Dear Boston:

‘Twas Dan Shaughnessy what jinxed ya.



Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is tarnished forever

In a 20-page decision that was released at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension. In the day’s most shocking revelation, the commissioner revealed that Brady ordered his assistant to … [Read More]

Francona believed that a deck of cards could get a team through a 162-game season better than any training regimen or motivational program. Spades, hearts, clubs, and jacks kill downtime, engage minds, and teach strategy.

A manager could get a lot of work done in subtle fashion during card games. It was something Francona had learned on those ten hour bus rides when he was managing in the Southern League. In the big leagues, airspace over the heartland was a place where he could talk to a player and make a suggestion or correction without tension or fear of misunderstanding.

…Francona was a master of building relationships at 35,000 feet.

…“It’s amazing what you can tell someone at three in the morning on a plane when you’re playing cards - something you could never say in the dugout during the game,” (Francona said.)…. “You’d end up getting other players chiming in, and it ends up being good,”.

—  “Francona, the Red Sox Years”- Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy  
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Well this is an excellent rumpus Red Sox stalwart David Ortiz and the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy are having, no? In case you’ve been snowed under by more trivial matters, it started with this piece by Ortiz on Derek Jeter’s website The Players’ Tribune. Most notable, at least in local media terms, was this passage:

In 2013, I came off the DL and started hot. My first 20 games I was hitting…

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King of cliched soccer hate: Dan Shaughnessy

Tim Marchman of Deadspin has rounded up snippets from the same lousy anti-soccer diatribes that The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy has written for nearly 25 years.

He mailed in another stink bomb on Saturday ahead of the USA-Portugal match, and Marchman called him out on his lazy crapola. So did a few other patriotic Americans on Twitter. The Shaughnessys of the world will never learn, but at least there’s now a swelling pushback army to remind him that the cult of soccer is here to stay, and he can never win.

Nice to see that @Dan_Shaughnessy has the courage to write the anti-soccer column that was a cliche 20 years ago: http://t.co/NwR5wK8JlT

— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle)

June 22, 2014

Without hands I couldn’t make a massive wanking motion any time Dan Shaughnessy writes a column

— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel)

June 22, 2014

Doofus http://t.co/9LlXwqBgwu

— Biff (@BiffdiBeppo)

June 22, 2014

So everyone is just now realizing that Dan Shaughnessy sucks? Get on New England’s level.

— Ethan (@Ethan_Booker)

June 22, 2014

There were folks in Boston yesterday who were saying they’d rather see the Bruins drop Game 6 and come home for a Friday night Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe

No there weren’t. At least not me or anybody I know. 

The magic game plan that beat the unbeatable St. Louis Rams in the Patriots’ first Super Bowl win? Hiking the ball off your own goal post to win an unwinnable game in Denver? Skull-imploding substitution plays that paralyzed John Harbaugh in New England’s playoff win over Baltimore? Adams’s DNA is sprinkled over all Patriot strategy and trickeration
Steve Buckley Is Dan Shaughnessy's Caddy

Steve Buckley Is Dan Shaughnessy’s Caddy

From our Late to the Victory Party desk

In the wake of the New England Patriots’ improbable Super Bowl win, it’s all over but the touting … of Boston as Titletown.

The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy on Wednesday.

How do Boston’s nine 21st century championships rank?

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Fifteen years. Nine duck boat parades. All four sports.

The New England Sports High Renaissance of the 21st…

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