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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Murray Chass on Sports: IN SUPPORT OF SELIG

Murray Chass, Bud Selig and…Craig Calcaterra? Your new baseball society sounds charming.

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The writer, Craig Calcaterra, crafted an excellent criticism of Yahoo!’s Michael Silver:

Repoz Posted: March 31, 2013 at 08:56 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JE (Jason) Posted: March 31, 2013 at 09:19 AM (#4400075)
The writer, Craig Calcaterra, crafted an excellent criticism of Yahoo!’s Michael Silver:

Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!
   2. Dan Evensen Posted: March 31, 2013 at 09:26 AM (#4400077)
This Selig-supporting stance should enhance Chass' popularity here at BBTF.

> Doesn't read TFA anyway.
   3. Drexl Spivey Posted: March 31, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4400078)
The author calls Selig his friend in the third paragraph of the article.

Of course he's going to be supportive of the guy.
   4. bobm Posted: March 31, 2013 at 09:37 AM (#4400079)
FTFA:

Yet Selig has continued to have his critics. This ignorant piece was written three years ago, but I chose it because it was written by Jay Mariotti, a former Chicago sports columnist, who once asked an American League manager if he might start the game without a designated hitter in the lineup but bring in a player as the d.h. during the course of the game. At the time, the d.h. had been around for 25 years or so.


Early April Fools Day joke by Chass?
   5. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: March 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM (#4400083)
Even Murray Chass knows that Jay Mariotti is an idiot.
   6. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: March 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM (#4400088)
I tried to click on to Murray's site, but it froze Firefox.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: March 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM (#4400098)
I tried to click on to Murray's site, but it froze NCSA Mosaic.
fixed
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2013 at 11:54 AM (#4400136)
Damnit... I read the blogger's article, and outside of the first couple paragraphs where he went on trying to establish his neutrality on the subject, the Article itself agrees with pretty much everything I've been saying.

It's hard to remember with his old man disease, but at one time Chass was pretty astute. I guess moments of clarity like this article get through his age addled brain once in a while.

Of course any article that destroys Mariotti, automatically has some redeeming features.
   9. Dale Sams Posted: March 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4400144)
If I'm The Last Man on Earth, I'm going straight to Fenway and setting up a pitching machine.
   10. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: March 31, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4400422)
I tried to click on to Murray's site, but it froze my Hollerith cards


Really fixed. (Kids, ask your grandparents what a Hollerith card was...)
   11. Ron J2 Posted: March 31, 2013 at 09:28 PM (#4400482)
@9 or read Jeff Drummond's wonderful stuff on the early days of usenet.

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