Shaughnessy is scum:
Dan Shaughnessy wrote an article in the Globe saying it was time for the Red Sox to trade Nomar. The two had their run-ins over the years. The next day Nomar wanted to know where Shaughnessy was, but he wasn't anywhere to be seen. Whenever he wrote a tough story aboutNomar, he didn't come around because he didn't want to be confronted by Nomar. So Nomar had no way of getting into it with him. I never saw Shaughnessy in the clubhouse again until after Nomar was traded.
Shaughnessy has his moments:
In the end it was Dan Shaughnessy, Nomar's biggest critic, and the radio jocks who'd attacked Nomar's credibility as a ballplayer who convinced Red Sox fans it was a great trade. Shaughnessy wrote that Theo had made exactly the right move.
We knew how great Nomar was. If only he had been healthy. When a team wants to get rid of you, it's better for management if the player leaves on bad terms. If the player is getting bashed, that makes it a lot easier for the fans. And that's what happened. The bad press actually made it a lot easier for the Sox to get rid of Nomar.
Lends some credence to the theory of the "growing synergistic cartel".