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Another year, another shortstop

Doug:
Jesus H. Muhammed I'm liking this 1 year 3 mil deal for A-Gon.

 

Mike:
Yeah, it's sweet seeing the new team philosophy in action. They capped the money and the length of the contract and said there's your deal, take it or leave it.

 

Doug:
Gonzalez is actually taking a pay cut, too.

 


Doug:
Yeah, but why do I know the talk radio lines will be clogged today with a contingent Sox fans pissing and moaning about spending the $3 million?

 

Mike:
Yep, these are the same people who waste a quartah tank of gas driving across town to save 3 cents a gallon when they fill up.

 

Doug:
Memo to the penny pinchahs: If you so badly want to root for a small mahket team, then pack up your raggedy ass belongings and head on ovah to Kansas City already.

 

Comments

Or even worse, head to Shea Stadium or Camden and see an expensive team that plays like shite.

Sure, I don't know Coco or A-Gon from a hole in the wall, but everything I read makes me excited about next year. Screw the pundits and whinging bitches: 2006 will be a year to remember!

(Good or Bad)

Jeez... it didn't take long for the Sox to spend most of the $4m they are making by dumping the free UPN games.

Surprised you didn't have a Dan reference today.

Surprised you didn't have a href="http://newsbusters.org/node/3818">Dan reference today.

Ah, I missed that. But that is classic CHB. Man, is that guy is getting left behind by the modern world or what?

He still clings to a past where newspapers like the NYT ruled and there was no pesky internet to expose the sham of guys like him.

Here's some fun stuff about how the NYT is losing relevancy.

Hope Shaughnessy isn't counting a big Globe/NYT pension to fund his retirement. Heh.

Anyone read the CHB article on Detroit? What a crock that is. Having been there in April 2005 and August 2004, I can say without a doubt, that he is completely full of crap as both a sports writer and a travel writer.

CHB Haiku

Curly Haired Boyfriend
Praises Detroit Rock City
What a load of shit

Except for 5 years in New York as a kid, I grew up in suburban Detroit.

First, Michigan is a great state. Read Hemingway's Nick Adams stories? Northern Michigan is largely unchanged from EH's description.

The suburbs are large, sprawling, and a great place to grow up. The city is, without overstatement, the first third world city in the United States. Imagine an entire city, hundreds of blocks, that looks like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans (pre- hurricane)

Sometimes I find myself in Dorchester or Mattapan and people warn me that it's a rough neighborhood. Maybe so, but in downtown Detroit, (just 600 yards from Ford Field) it makes Dorchester look like Brookline.

A sad example: Before I moved to Boston for grad school in 99, there was a giant snow storm in Detroit, like 30+ inches. The city had less than 50 snow plows. Miles and miles of city streets were impassable for 2 months until the snow melted.

"...pack up your raggedy ass belongings and head on ovah to Kansas City already."

Which, ironically, may be where I am heading up. My wife's post-MBA degree may lead her to a nice position at Hallmark, based out of KC, MO. 21-game partial season tickets - which include opening day and home games with the Sox, MFY, Cardinals and White Sox are still available and cost anywhere from $126 (nosebleed seats) to $483 (where you can smell Papi's mango salsa).

$3 million....John Henry....PETTY CASH.

My guess is Shaughnessy is less qualified to compare Detriot and Jacksonville than he is to compare Coco and Damon but I'm curious how this is a political issue. Of course he is from Boston and he does work for the New York Times which are by and large two things left of center, but that's about it as far as I can see. I didn't see the interview so someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems he was talking about a Superbowl, not blue states and red states.

Of course he is from Boston and he does work for the New York Times which are by and large two things left of center, but that's about it as far as I can see. I didn't see the interview so someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems he was talking about a Superbowl, not blue states and red states.

I think they were trying to highlight the elitism implicit in the comment, which we all know CHB has plenty of. Certainly politicians from this state are tops in the nation - it's somewhat rare to see a state legislature overrule a plebiscite as they did in '02 - so maybe that's where he was trying to go.

All I know is that the sooner people start ignoring CHB, the sooner he gets his no-talent ass-clown-ass dumped from any media outlet of influence.

Scott12xu-
Ha! My wife and I are moving there at the end of the summer.

I know this is off topic, but I feel for the people chaglang makes passing reference to who will be shut out of Sox games on free TV. People like my 88 year old aunt, who's a bigger fan than most and has been all her life. These people are why I'm a fan, and I suspect why many of you are, too- it's what makes RSN unique and special, and it's a damned shame they're being left behind. The FO has no problem invoking history when it come to selling sod, but conveniently forget those that brought them here when it might cost them a perceived buck. I mean, there but for the grace of Jesus H. Muhammed....

I'm all for dunking CHB into the Harbah...but quoting NewsBusters as a valid description of the evil that is CHB...that's like paying Satan to stab the Devil. There are plenty of other sites and comments on CHB ( "Results 1 - 10 of about 55,200 for shaughnessy sucks." ).

Detroit is a pit of a town. The fruit dried up and got carried off when the auto industry folded up shop there due to their inability to make good, high-tech, affordable cars...and it's snowballing as it goes along.

I'm sure the Super Bowl will look like it's coming from an LA sound stage..it's too bad not a single person travelling there will want to go 5 blocks from the stadium and see the real Detroit. Of course, add to all of that the largest Muslim/Middle-East population in the US and that's where the fun begins...

CHB was wrong about Detroit (just because it's big doesn't mean it's great)...but he was right about Jacksonville ("...yahoo town..."). And he certainly wasn't the only one to have that opinion.

Let's roast CHB for all of his crappy backdooring and backstabbing and bad writing...but I don't think we need to worry about some trumped up "liberal bias" in his commentary as a reason to hate him.

Memo to the Big Spendahs: Nobody would have to move anywhere if MLB would just institute a salary cap like every other major sporting association has now.

"but quoting NewsBusters as a valid description of the evil that is CHB...that's like paying Satan to stab the Devil..."

Besides, as the saying goes, news companies are only as "liberal" as the conservative corporations that own them (my way of saying they aren't).

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