Your eyes do not deceive you.
Dan Shaughnessy has won the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, given by the Baseball Writers Association of America to writers who offer “meritorious contributions to baseball writing”…
Wait, hold on, I gotta stop laughing for a second.
The Spink Award, an actually prestigious award won by such luminaries as Roger Angell, Grantland Rice, Tom Gage, Peter Gammons, and Shirley Povich, is being awarded to one of the worst sportswriters in recent memory, Dan Shaughnessy.
Instead of the late, great (and I do actually mean great) Furman Bisher, we have to see the lousy, pigheaded, loudmouthed Shaughnessy win this award.
If you want to celebrate this hack’s achievement, you can watch the awards ceremony during this summer’s Hall of Fame weekend.
Otherwise, you can officially petition the BBWAA to give the 2017 Spink to Old Gator, Historio, Scout, or even me, because we’re all better than Dan Shaughnessy.