Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Cheep Shot

Boo-bird Dan Shaughnessy wasted no time throwing Curt Schilling under the bus, blasting the 'Blogmaster' who had a disastrous first outing.

Shaughnessy never met a disappointment he didn't like, as he probably still hasn't recovered from Loserville defeating the Yankees and capturing the World Series in 2004 with an eight game winning streak.

Admittedly, Shaughnessy is 'a columnist' not a reporter, so he'd rather squeal around in the mud than actually chase sports news. And to celebrate his Mad Media style, why don't we just pick on him for a day.

His favorite column has always been the Cheap Shot, although he's also got a reliable second, the comparison column, for example Boston versus Kansas City, lobsters versus prime rib, you get the drift.

To give the devil his due, it can't be easy to get interviews when you're Mr. Negativity. One former Boston beat writer confided that Manny frankly told him that Manny would simply never give the writer an interview. Ever. Okay, so there are twenty-four other guys, Pawtucket and Portland wannabes, the coaching staff, the front office, and so on. You mean if you're having writers' cramp, that you can't get something useful from the RemDawg or even Don Orsillo?

It reminds me of the story of the woman who went up to Winston Churchill and scolded him, "if you were my husband, I'd put arsenic in your tea." Churchill calmly replied, "and if you were my wife, I'd gladly drink it."

Yes, it's understandable that the running feud between Randy Dan and Schilling would erupt in yet more unpleasantries. We trust that it's only the beginning; and Sox fans know which side they want to join.

No comments: