Murray Chass

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The End Of Valentine's Days?

    Though Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is still insisting that his team can make the postseason - that's what a manager is supposed to say, even when his team is 58-61, as the Red Sox are now, and 12 ½ games behind the first place Yankees - there isn't the usual postseason buzz to a mid-August Yank ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Murray Chass Gets it Right: Press Needs To Back Off Ryan Braun

    I was going to say something about the Ryan Braun mess, but Murray Chass already said it for me. Chass, as you should know, was with the New York Times for 39 years before taking a buyout in 2008. He has now been blogging for over three years, though I would not call it that. Chass has simply contin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Murray Chass Reveals His Struggles at the New York Times​Murray Chass took the opportunity of Jorge Posada's recent troubles with the Yankees to discuss his own problems with the New York Times. It's a rare peak inside a newspaper that has kept its internal troubles largely out of the public eye while it, like all other newspapers, s ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Manny Ramirez: No Chance for the Hall of Fame?

    ​If it hadn't happened while Barry Bonds was on trial, Manny Ramirez might have made the Hall of Fame. As you've heard by now, Manny's career is over. Late last week Major League Baseball released a statement confirming what many had been whispering about: Ramirez was in some violation of bas ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Phil Hughes About to Get the Joba Treatment

    Hughes' rules? Apparently the Yankees will be holding Phil Hughes out of his next spot in the rotation. No, this is not an attempt by the Yanks to handicap themselves, it's some kind of convulsed plan to help Hughes' development. "This is a hard guy to sit and miss a spot," said Joe Girardi yesterd ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Mike Piazza Given a Free Ride by NY Media? Murray Chass Wonders

    'Roid rage?​So why has Mike Piazza been given a free pass on questions concerning use of performance enhancing drugs? An intriguing question, one that, despite increasing rumors, no one in the New York press besides Murray Chass has asked. Here's his blog for today:

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    April 14, 2010

    Come On, Get Marvin Miller into the Hall Already

    ​Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2009

    How New York City's Seven Newspapers Are (Nearly) Surviving

    Print is undead—and NYC is the only city where you can still read all about it

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    July 31, 2009

    Jockbeat: What Is It with the New York Times and the Yankees?

    ​Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York Times Book Review section. The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod, A-Rod, Selena Roberts, and all that Chass

    Selena Roberts's credibility is dropping faster than attendance at Yankee Stadium.  According to a report by the Sporting News, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, is being panned all over the place and "isn't exactly flying off the shelves."   Since you can't access my May 8 rev ... More >>

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    October 10, 2000

    Muddy Waters

    Mets Skipper Bobby Valentine Looks to Navigate the Playoffs and His Own Demeanor