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From the Great Minds Think Alike Dept.

My Twitter feed, yesterday: “How great is it that there’s a framed picture of Josh Beckett at the Kenmore Popeye’s?”

Dan Shaughnessy’s column, today: “how great is it that Beckett’s photo is on the wall of the Popeyes in Kenmore Square?”

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9 Comments

  1. Ben Starr

    Might be chance here but Dan Shaughnessy has a documented history of plagiarism of particular phrasing such as this. Bruce Allen could fill you in.

    • Dan Kennedy

      Ben: I think the observation we both made was pretty obvious, including the phrasing.

  2. Christian Avard

    Could’ve been worse. Shaughnessy could’ve started it with “Beckett went on the Popeye’s billboard not just for the BU students … but for the fried chicken eaters of Bar Harbor, Maine; Putney, Vermont, Weekapaug, RI; Greenfield, Mass, etc., etc.”

  3. Peter Sullivan

    Do you know if he follows your Twitter feed???

    Pretty close language to what you posted…….

    • Dan Kennedy

      Peter: I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. Twitter makes it hard to search, unfortunately. It was an obvious thing to say and an obvious way to say it, so I’m not accusing Shaughnessy of anything. Just thought it was an interesting coincidence.

  4. Mike Benedict

    Yeah, it’s not like Shaughnessy would ever reuse anyone’s work.

    Oh wait … http://danshaughnessy.blogspot.com/2005/12/recycler.html

  5. Maybe Barnicle sent it to him!

  6. Mike Rice

    From the I think I’ll try to get away with this dept. seems more appropriate.

  7. Here’s what I’ve been wondering: How great is it that Boston’s sports writers failed to notice the physical condition of our pitchers until AFTER the season was over?

    What were the Sox beat writers doing during the season? Perhaps sitting around the press box drinking beer and eating chicken?

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