Dan Shaughnessy

David Ortiz Calls Dan Shaughnessy An A-Hole On Live Radio Over Hall Of Fame Snub

BOSTON (CBS) — Earlier this month, Dan Shaughnessy shared his Baseball Hall of Fame ballot — a ballot which included only Jeff Kent and notably did not include David Ortiz. While Shaughnessy’s obviously entitled to his opinion, so is Ortiz. And the Red Sox legend let his feelings be known on the writer’s decision to leave him off the ballot. “You know Dan Shaughnessy has been an a–hole to everybody, so what can I tell you?” Ortiz said on Merloni & Fauria on WEEI on Wednesday. “It’s not a surprise for me, it’s not a surprise for y’all. Now he didn’t vote for...

Dan Shaughnessy Doesn’t Vote For David Ortiz For Hall Of Fame, But Does Vote For Jeff Kent

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Every year, a handful of BBWAA members make some headlines for their Baseball Hall of Fame ballots. This year, Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe is one of those members. The seven members on the Globe staff who have Hall of Fame voting privileges shared their choices with the world on Tuesday, and it was Shaughnessy’s ballot that certainly stood out — both for which players he didn’t vote for and for which player he did vote for. Shaughnessy only used one of his 10 available votes. He didn’t use it on David Ortiz, who’s in his...
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Celtics Talk: Dan Shaughnessy on the best of the Larry Bird era

With Larry Bird leading the way, the 1980s were the golden era of Boston Celtics basketball. Dan Shaughnessy got the chance to take it all in as a writer for The Boston Globe. In addition to watching Celtics greats like Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale compete on a daily basis, Shaughnessy got to experience plenty of unforgettable moments behind the scenes. All are documented in his new book, "Wish it Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics."

Boston Globe reporter Dan Shaughnessy reflects on covering Larry Bird, '80's Celtics

Back in the 1980s, NBA stars still wore Converse All Stars, flew commercial flights and stayed in musty Holiday Inns. Then, a group of young upstarts led by Los Angeles Lakers’ Magic Johnson and Boston Celtics’ Larry Bird changed the game forever. Bird and a merry band of trash-talking teammates put together by dynasty maker coach Red Auerbach romped to three NBA championships.