Murray Chass Is Everything That's Wrong With The Hall Of Fame Election

Murray Chass, a once-great baseball reporter turned bitter crank, recently revealed his 2013 Hall of Fame ballot in a blog post in which he proudly stated that he did not vote for Craig Biggio or Mike Piazza because he believes that they used steroids. It was the kind of thing that was written specifically to rile up… » 1/02/14 2:43pm 1/02/14 2:43pm

Murray Chass's Hall Of Fame Vote Is Based Partly On His Dinner Plans

Blogging anti-blogger Murray Chass has written one of his patented half-lucid anti-blog blog posts about the Hall of Fame. Near the end of the post, he dodders over to the subject of his own voting habits. This one's a treat: » 1/16/12 6:55pm 1/16/12 6:55pm

Tom Verducci Did Vote For Marvin Miller, Despite What Crazy Old Coot…

Murray Chass, senior writer for, recently threw heat at HOF Expansion Era committee member Tom Verducci for apparently voting against Marvin Miller. Verducci fired back, and thus the post became unique to the Chass oeuvre in that someone actually read it. » 12/08/10 3:15pm 12/08/10 3:15pm

Finally, An Athlete Wears Protection In Self-Taken Bathroom Photo

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/08/10 10:00am 12/08/10 10:00am

Crazy Old Coots Still Bemoaning Felix Hernandez's Cy Young Award

Joe Morgan may be gone, but his ignorant spirit lives on. Murray Chass and Phil Rogers wonder how in the world Hernandez could be the best pitcher if he didn't have the most wins. Yes, we're still having this damn discussion. » 11/22/10 3:05pm 11/22/10 3:05pm

Reports Of Murray Chass’s Sanity Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Murray Chass is still writing a blog about how he hates blogs. It's pretty delightful, in an Away from Her kind of way. 

Sometimes he even writes about baseball. He's usually wrong. Let's say "fuck" a bunch! » 9/22/10 3:00pm 9/22/10 3:00pm

Selena Roberts On Whitlock: "Perhaps There's A Little Homophobia There"

This week's Deadcast guest is Selena Roberts, the author of A-Rod and columnist for SI. Did you know Selena is the daughter of hoboes? It's true! » 5/20/09 11:00am 5/20/09 11:00am

A-Rod Book's Reviews: Do I Detect A Pattern Here?

The armchair Kakutanis of the world have weighed in on Selena Roberts' bildungsroman, and their verdict is a resounding "nay." This apparently has something to do with, you guessed it, the Duke lacrosse rape case. » 5/12/09 11:30am 5/12/09 11:30am

The Rocket That Fell To Earth And Landed On Top Of Mike Piazza

Jeff Pearlman's "The Rocket That Fell To Earth" extinguishes the leftover burning embers of Roger Clemens' baseball dignity in one big 320-page stomp. But Mike Piazza won't be pleased with this book either. » 3/23/09 11:45am 3/23/09 11:45am