Suck it, Shank.
Dan Shaughnessy had his yearly Ortiz hategasm today, erupting in a paroxysm of disgust for the player whose fundamental evil for some reason only he is able to recognize. But he was apparently a paragraph short in his recounting of every last horrible thing David Ortiz has ever done, so he threw this in at the end:
Last, and least, the rules say youâ€™re not supposed to use the f-bomb when you are on live television. When David Ortiz told the world, â€śThis is our [expletive] city!,â€™â€™ we made T-shirts commemorating the phrase, and the chairman of the FCC tweeted his approval.
And why wouldnâ€™t he? Big Papi is the greatest. He delivers. Heâ€™s bigger than the game. Thatâ€™s why everybody loves him.
I realize Shaughnessy is the columnist equivalent of a vampire, who will quickly die without the fresh blood he gets by riling people up, and I guess he succeeded again, or I wouldn't have gotten this far with this post, but, really, attacking Ortiz for helping to bring the city together after an event that, unlike anything Ortiz has ever done, truly was evil? Have you no sense of decency, sir?