It's ancient history by now, of course, but way back in June, Tomato Can Dan got his knickers in a bunch when an American team ran up the score against an opponent. That's just not fair, and it's so unseemly, he thundered about the US women's soccer team. This morning, Rev. Laura Everett wonders:
So where is the Dan Shaughnessy column this morning about how tasteless and unbecoming of these men it was for the Red Sox players to run up a 19-3 score last night? Is no one thinking of the young boys who watched?
No, of course Dan the Ever Grumpy did not give a moment's thought to that topic. Nor did he even exult in such a lopsided victory over the Damn Yankees - no sir, Dan is no mere homer. Instead, he harrumphed about how boring the game was, about how the Sox and Yankees are killing baseball because their games are too damn long.
Alrighty, then. The cool thing, though, is that Dan managed to score a glorious self own today. Back in June, while directing his steely harrumphs at the soccer team, he penned a series of alleged arguments against the point he was making (that ladies don't sweat and they don't exult) so he could knock each one down. The last of his strawman arguments:
You wouldn’t say that if it was a men’s team!
This morning, Dan proved himself right.