Four days since his last column, Shank has had enough time to watch a few more Red Sox games, thoughtfully evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the current lineup, and give a rational assessment of this year's squad.
Ah, who am I kidding? Shank inflicts another picked up pieces column
The Sox still have holes at shortstop, left field, and right field. They have downgraded at closer. They don’t have fourth and fifth starters. New York, Tampa, Texas, Anaheim, and Detroit all got better. The Sox are not better. Anybody else skeptical about the Local Nine? Who will be the first to note that the home opener is on Friday the 13th?
I like how Shank always accentuates the positive...
What's this? Shank turning sour on Adrian Gonzalez? It's like two peas in a pod!
Gonzalez is one sour dude. Almost Nomar-esque. Nobody likes a know-it-all.
Gonzo and Nomar mentioned in the same sentence? Consider it a badge of honor to make it to Shank's Shit ListTM
. Remember when Shank had a man crush
on Gonzalez? Seems like only yesterday.
Talk too much (Schilling, Manny) and Shank doesn't like you. Don't talk enough (Gonzalez) and Shank doesn't like you. Buy an English Premier League soccer team (Henry) and Shank dumps on you every other column. Is this guy ever happy with anyone?
Labels: red sox, shank