For 39 years, the byline appeared in The New York Times probably more than any other. This week it is making a return engagement. It’s the byline you have seen on this Web site approximately 550 times in the past five years:
By Murray Chass.
Why is it back in the Times?
It is the culmination of a two-year effort to get the Times to set the record straight on free agency and unconfuse its readers. [...]
After writing to a variety of Times editors, including the public editor, and getting nothing but rejection, I raised the issue with the relatively new sports editor, Jason Stallman, whom I didn’t know but who turned out to be a man of wisdom and class.
He asked if I would write a piece explaining the origins of free agency and the fate of arbitrators who make major decisions that are not liked by one side or the other. I accepted his invitation, and the result was posted on the Times’ Web site Wednesday evening and published in the print edition of the Times Thursday.
Posted: August 25, 2013 at 07:39 AM | 17 comment(s)
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