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Murray Chass is back

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by cranberry, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I saw Murray this afternoon working the basement corridors of Yankee Stadium -- as it should be. Anyway, he's launching a new site -- MurrayChass.com -- that BLOGGERS! and stat geeks will love to hate. The rest of us will pay attention to Murray's reporting of the game outside the lines, which has informed us well for decades. Welcome back.
  2. http://www.murraychass.com/about.php

    Too bad those people don't know how to turn on a computer.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    already in my fave places. good to have you back, murray. :D :D :D
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Love Murray Chass. Can't wait to read more from him.

    Just really don't understand why there's so much unprovoked hate from admitted baseball nerds ... about fellow baseball nerds. On both sides of the stat aisle.

    There's a place for all of us, in this grand ol' game. Honest.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I thought Murray's speech at the HOF a few years ago was one of the best things I've ever heard.

    But just about everything he's said and written since then makes him sound like Grandpa Simpson, ranting and raving and railing against a world that isn't as good as it was Back In The Day. Which sucks, b/c this site is a GREAT idea: Giving downsized writers who still have the access a place to write as well as an appreciative audience. But if he's just angling for an excuse to call out the BLOGGERS! and Red Sox fans for saying fuck a lot, well, what's the point?
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I agree. Sometimes, I think, Murray unnecessarily feels a need to lash out at BLOGGERS! and stat geeks when he should just let it go and write about the stuff he usually writes about. Nobody goes to a Chass column for statistical analysis or trivial gossip. He should just write for his readership.
  7. Unprovoked? Murray uses every chance he gets to provoke "baseball nerds."

    I have long been a fan of his baseball writing, but that makes it even more disappointing that he is so willfully blind to trends and changes that virtually every MLB front office and every smart baseball person have already embraced.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Murray finaly got his interview with George last night.
  9. Sorry, I misunderstood your original post. I thought you were saying the hate from the stat-heads was unprovoked.
  10. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    There's a typo in the first few grafs, which was jarring coming from him. And his argument about the lead time required to host the World Series didn't logic out.

    But he'll get better at the "non-blogging" blog. Also no place to send in reader comments. (Maybe that's intentional!) It's bookmarked.
  11. NDub

    NDub Guest


    Funny how Murray Chass in his "about" section chastises bloggers for the use of profanity yet in the same vein says he "heartily applauded" Buzz Bissinger when he denounced blogs on Costas Now.

    Funny, Murray. Wasn't Bissinger's "denouncement" just an unprofessional, profanity-laced tirade? (I'm not arguing with BB's points, just his delivery.) How hypocritical.

    Furthermore, he says e-mail comments are invited, yet he doesn't even post his e-mail or any sort of contact information.

    Well, don't let them listen to your boy Buzz Bissinger's commentary on Costas Now!
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    More to the point:

    How amusing is it that he chastises "bloggers and Red Sox fans," says "this is [not] a site ... for blogs" and adds, "I am not a fan of blogs" ... on the blog that he just started?

    I mean, he does see the hypocrisy in that, doesn't he?

    Boy, this is going to be fun to read. And I mean that sincerely. :D
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