Tag Archives: Dan Shaughnessy

Tucson Magazine Publisher: We’re the Beck-and-Call Girl of Our Advertisers

The hardtracking staff realizes that times are hard for media outlets these days, but this seems a bit much. From the redoubtable Jim Romenesko: NEWSPAPER COMPANY: OUR CUSTOMER IS THE ADVERTISER, NOT THE READER Why Mark Evans refused to work … Continue reading

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Dan Shaughnessy Jinx Goes National

The hardreading staff at Two-Daily Town asked this question two weeks ago. Now the D.C. set is wondering the same thing. Before last night’s World’s Serious Game 2, Politico’s Playbook posted this: SPORTS BLINK – SHAUGHNESSY JINX? Boston Globe A1, “Red … Continue reading

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Did Dan Shaughnessy Jinx The Sox? (II)

As the hardreading staff has noted,  Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy may have given a kayn aynhoreh (evil eye) to the Red Sox with his Sunday victory dance (headline: “Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?”). Because it wasn’t just that the Sox lost last … Continue reading

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Did Dan Shaughnessy Just Jinx The Sox?

It’s called a kahn aynhoreh, “the magical phrase uttered to ward off the evil eye” according to The Joys of Yiddish. And Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy failed to say it in his front-page piece in today’s Sports section. Is it really necessary to … Continue reading

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Vin Scully Celebrations: Globe 1, Herald 0

Vin Scully, the legendary 85-year-old broadcaster who has called Los Angeles Dodgers games for lo, these last 64 years, has just re-upped for 2014, and the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy paid tribute to him in Sunday’s edition. Vin Scully simply the best … Continue reading

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Globe: Ortiz Okay; Herald: Papicock!

From our Yesterday’s News Today desk The jury is very much out on David Ortiz in the local dailies. From Nick Cafardo’s piece in [Tuesday's] Boston Globe: Steady progress has David Ortiz feeling upbeat FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz feels more optimistic that … Continue reading

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Globe Op-Ed Page Plays Hardball With Herald

From our Late to the Party desk Wednesday’s Boston Globe op-ed page featured a piece by sports economist Andrew Zimbalist spanking former Red Sox manager Terry Francona for criticizing the Sox owners in his new book as being more interested in money … Continue reading

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Dan Shaughnessy (Steno Edition)

The cover story in the Sunday Boston Globe Magazine features sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s promo for his new book on former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. Set the record straight? Maybe not so much . . . Read the rest … Continue reading

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Hall of Shame Bakeoff: Joe Fitz vs. Dan Shaughnessy

No Hall of Fame inductees for you! And – wait for it – very different takes in the local dailies. Dan Shaughnessy’s Thursday Boston Globe  column: A Hall of Fame ballot without a whiff of PED usage The poison ballot remained … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Jonathan Papelbon Edition)

From Dan Shaughnessy’s Boston Globe Page One finger-wagger: “For me to say ‘fatigue’ would be an excuse and I’m not looking for excuses,’’ said [Jonathan] Papelbon, who threw 28 pitches to finish Tuesday’s win. Sure sounds like an excuse, though, … Continue reading

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