Britton: Prospectus Q&A with Dan Shaughnessy

From Tim Britton at Baseball Prospectus on July 5, 2016:

Few voices in baseball coverage are as recognizable—and yes, as polarizing—as that of Dan Shaughnessy. Since starting as a beat reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1977 through his quarter-century as a columnist with the Boston Globe, Shaughnessy has become one of the most distinctive and distinguished sportswriters in America.

As he prepares to be honored by the Hall of Fame with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award later this month, he sat down to talk about how the act of covering baseball has evolved over the last 40 years—how the relationships with players have changed, how he’s survived dozens of clubhouse confrontations and why he’s been booed by his own family.

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Originally published: July 5, 2016. Last Updated: July 5, 2016.