A moment of silence on the passing of one the greatest baseball announcers ever …
Rest in peace Mr. Curt Gowdy …
I thank you for filling my childhood with the sound of your voice and schooling me on the absolute beauty of the game. You were an artist.
And now back to shooting fish in the barrel …
You know, one thing I'll say for the Globe is that they're consistent. I mean you've got the sports writahs unable to contain their glee when something goes wrong for the Sox and you've got Op-Ed writahs hoping the human race gets its ass kicked by the bird flu.
Hey, can you imagine James Carroll and Dan Shaughnessy having a drink togethah?
"Oh, Dan, we used to friends with birds …"
"I know, James, I know. Bostonians and our fine, feathered friends walked arm and wing through the Common until that bastard Harry Frazee traded Babe Ruth, the fool!"
"Now, Dan, my curly haired best friend, the rotten scourge of a human race recklessly eats birds wrapped in cellophane and they'll get what they deserve when their eyeballs start to bleed."
"John Henry could sink money into finding a cure for bird flu but he won't because he's greedy. Look he let Pedro walk, let Damon walk … "
"Everybody is so stooopid. Why can't they just smarten up and listen to us?"
"Because our readers are pieces of filth. I hate them all, especially the fanboy bloggers."
Heh, and how about Shank today? "David Wells won't talk to me. Whaaa whaa whaa."
As usual, you've gotta love the irony of the CHB dissing Wells for not putting in a good workout when he himself mails in a column that's one half admission that he's inept at getting guys to talk to him and the othah half a tired recap of the Wells offseason situation filling space as if it's breaking news.
Yeah, funny how the Red Sox management is often chided by the media for coddling players when the Globe has a guy like Shaughnessy who is the laughingstock of baseball fans, who is unanimously detested by the playahs, and who hasn't had the newspaper equivalent of a hit in many years, yet he still gets his regular column space and collects his fat paycheck week aftah week.
Absolutely. And heaven forbid we expect the MSM to, you know, report on something we don't know, like the Red Sox signing Franklin Nunez; luckily, we have SoSH membahs vacationing in Ft. Myers to provide the news.