Dan Shaughnessy During Rain Delay: Red Sox Season Won’t End Tonight (Video)

Red Sox Nation may weep following the team’s September collapse, but at least they have a proper scapegoat to blame for Wednesday night’s improbable occurrences. While the Red Sox were in a rain delay and leading the Orioles 3-2, noted Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy proclaimed on NESN that “the Rays are not going to win tonight … the Red Sox season is not going to end tonight.” Here’s the video via Fan Phooey:

Of course we all know how that one turned out. I have to admit, I felt the same way as Shaughnessy. The only difference is that if I were on TV, I wouldn’t call a sporting event over well before it ends. That can only make one look foolish, and in Shaughnessy’s case, it will probably result in a lot of hate from Boston fans. Besides, if they want another scapegoat to blame (besides John Lackey or Carl Crawford), they can blame this guy. The Sox went 7-18 since he showed up at Fenway Park.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000114180056 Joanne Morelli Palumbo

    REALLY?? We are back to the “jinx” theory??  They sucked.  All on their own.  It wasn’t Shaunessy and it wasn’t Babe Ruth or the Ghost of Babe Ruth!!  Get a grip Red Sux Nation!!!!  Stop trying to blame EVERYONE ELSE!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ESVYSRZDY6DRKJVBXZPRI6DLUI glen s

    Have another beer you big dummy!

  • http://twitter.com/tstad27 Tom Stad

    Obviously you have no clue about Boston because 99% of the sports fans already hate Shags. No one listens to him as it is. Another case of Shaughnessy being Shags.

  • Anonymous

    Varitek, Wakefield, Drew, Reddick, Scutaro, Lowrie, Morales, Miller, McDonald – see ya’!

    If you don’t have the ability to make the All-Star team you shouldn’t be starting for the Red Sox. Period.

    Oh, yeah…you too, Tito. But we’ll always thank you for 2004 and 2007.

  • Anonymous

    The best way to show the absurdity and scapegoating of the Red Sox fans is blaming the Yankees–after using TEN other pitchers–for having Scott Proctor in the game to give up Longoria’s wild card-winning HR. Yet just THREE NIGHTS before they were proclaiming how they’d “saved their season” and declaring  Jacoby Ellsbury their saviour for hitting an extra-inning HR off of … Scott Proctor! Pleeeeeaaaase. I didn’t hear Tampa (one game out at the time) complaining then …

  • Anonymous

    And by the way, since they always need SOMETHING, Boston now has “The Curse of the Andino.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5Z2USA7SXZAK5KS2ZFFO3KMWZI Paul

    A big problem……….players make so much money that winning or getting playoff money is no longer a driving motivation for many of the players. Look at the disinterest on the bench or the reaction to a poor play or strike out. It’s like ….”Oh well, where will I have dinner tonight.”  Give me the old timer attitude that winning is everything and losing is for losers!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AI2VZURMPXRNQPZB5ELKSQVT6I Rick

    That Shaughnessy is wrong about everything is not news to Boston sports fans.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AI2VZURMPXRNQPZB5ELKSQVT6I Rick

    Don’t confuse “Red Sox Nation” with the author of this piece.

  • Anonymous

    “For goodness sakes, it’s only a game”  (David Ortiz) comment during weather break last night.  This season was over before it started when they made no effort to resign Victor Martinez last year.  Sorry!

  • Anonymous

    Hold on, what? What was Dano saying, I was transfixed on his 70’s era “white man ‘fro.” It’s mesmerizing…it’s kinda blondish and gray, yet it’s an AFRO! It’s an old dude rockin’ an AFRO!


  • Anonymous

      As a lifelong Yankee fan, I’m not sure what the issue is…
    I had to endure the pain and humiliation of the 2004 playoff loss.  Yes it’s true that the Red Sox loss this year was a ‘slow-motion’ train wreck, unlike the quick death the Yankees suffered in 2004.  But, At that time, I wasn’t familiar with the feeling of letdown and loss that I experienced for the first time.  After all, the Red Sox were suppossed to lose to the Yankees.  “As it was, it shall always be…”  Well I was wrong, and it was a real eye-opener for us die-hard Yankee fans.
      But, I got over it!  I survived.  After the pain cleared, and the clouds parted, I realized that the Yankess still had an extremely talented team.  They would live to see another day.  And you know what?  They did!  Yes, there were some more problems and tribulations in 2007, but we WON the Series in 2009 and made the playoffs in 10 and 11.  Things are not so bad in Yankee land right now, even if they don’t win the series this year.
     Give it a rest Red Sox ‘Nation’ (Yankee fans really don’t know what that means) and realize there’s always next year…  Maybe next year the Sox can finish 30 games back, and then this year won’t seem so bad in comparison!   (Wedsnesday, Sept. 28, 2011… One of the greatest days of my life…!)