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 Dan Shaughnessy, Can we believe this clown has a job?
rominer
Posted: Jul 27 2011, 12:56 PM


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When Shaughnessy writes a column like this it really drives home what a wasted talent he is.

I don't know if he's lazy, or gets off on pushing people's buttons with the crap that he slings around most of the time, if the "controversy/shit sells" order is coming from above, or if he just doesn't have much interest in sports anymore.

It does seem like it's usually only these stories that go beyond sports that hold his attention. Maybe he needs that old Rick Reilly back page of SI column that's about sports but not really about sports. Or maybe (as was the case with Reilly), that would start to become too saccharine. Sports might be a metaphor for life, but most of the time they're just sports.

Anyhow...I present the semi-annual (quarterly in some years) Shaughnessy column that's actually worth reading.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patr...orst_for_kraft/


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Posted: Jul 27 2011, 02:28 PM


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QUOTE (rominer @ Jul 27 2011, 01:56 PM)
When Shaughnessy writes a column like this it really drives home what a wasted talent he is.

I don't know if he's lazy, or gets off on pushing people's buttons with the crap that he slings around most of the time, if the "controversy/shit sells" order is coming from above, or if he just doesn't have much interest in sports anymore.

It does seem like it's usually only these stories that go beyond sports that hold his attention. Maybe he needs that old Rick Reilly back page of SI column that's about sports but not really about sports. Or maybe (as was the case with Reilly), that would start to become too saccharine. Sports might be a metaphor for life, but most of the time they're just sports.

Anyhow...I present the semi-annual (quarterly in some years) Shaughnessy column that's actually worth reading.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patr...orst_for_kraft/

It got a little dusty in here at the end.


Maybe CHB is metaphor for sports - the elite talent who can't manage to win over the fans, the tall, hard throwing pitcher who can't find the plate and drills too many batters.


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The young Bill James rather famously wrote that he could not find any evidence that certain types of players could consistently hit better in the clutch – he still has not found that evidence. But unlike his younger self, he will not dismiss the idea of clutch hitting. He has been a consultant for the Red Sox for more than a decade, and he has watched David Ortiz deliver so many big hits in so many big moments, and he finds himself unwilling to deny that Big Papi does have an ability in those situations others don’t have.
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tracey
Posted: Jul 28 2011, 10:48 AM


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id remind you chb is not a reporter,he writes columns he is suppose to provoke,and provoke though....he does like him or not.


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Posted: Jan 20 2012, 04:36 PM


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Posted: Jan 20 2012, 06:15 PM


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QUOTE (ThinMan @ Jan 20 2012, 04:36 PM)
Rebutting Shaughnessy

I read the headline and the byline and I wasn't buying (clicking).

Personally, I like the idea that this year's team will have to compete on the field if they want to accomplish anything, rather that play half-assed baseball because they think they're a 100 win team to start the season. If I were Henry, that is exactly the the message I'd want to send - I'm paying you plenty, now go out and fucking earn it!


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The young Bill James rather famously wrote that he could not find any evidence that certain types of players could consistently hit better in the clutch – he still has not found that evidence. But unlike his younger self, he will not dismiss the idea of clutch hitting. He has been a consultant for the Red Sox for more than a decade, and he has watched David Ortiz deliver so many big hits in so many big moments, and he finds himself unwilling to deny that Big Papi does have an ability in those situations others don’t have.
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Posted: Feb 27 2012, 10:50 AM


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Posted: Feb 27 2012, 01:06 PM


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QUOTE (ThinMan @ Feb 27 2012, 10:50 AM)
He’s BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

The team will be playing a game on Thursday. A "B" game that precedes the two exhibition games against Boston college kids that precede the Grapefruit League ST schedule will be more interesting than anything CHB has to say.


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The young Bill James rather famously wrote that he could not find any evidence that certain types of players could consistently hit better in the clutch – he still has not found that evidence. But unlike his younger self, he will not dismiss the idea of clutch hitting. He has been a consultant for the Red Sox for more than a decade, and he has watched David Ortiz deliver so many big hits in so many big moments, and he finds himself unwilling to deny that Big Papi does have an ability in those situations others don’t have.
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Posted: May 12 2012, 12:22 PM


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Will I be banned if I confess I became a Shaughnessy fan this morning?

I had The Baseball Show on and they're discussing all the conflicting and multi source information released by Red Sox management, coaches, and players. Neumier is going off on how wonderful the Patriots organization is because it speaks with one voice, Belichick's, and he wants that to be the model. Amid the cries of baseball isn't football, CHB says, fine, improve the communications but don't make Belichick the model because there isn't one player down there who would dare speak out. "It's communism down there".


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The young Bill James rather famously wrote that he could not find any evidence that certain types of players could consistently hit better in the clutch – he still has not found that evidence. But unlike his younger self, he will not dismiss the idea of clutch hitting. He has been a consultant for the Red Sox for more than a decade, and he has watched David Ortiz deliver so many big hits in so many big moments, and he finds himself unwilling to deny that Big Papi does have an ability in those situations others don’t have.
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