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Afternoon Blogdome: Murray Chass Stomps His Way On To The Internet

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Throw another blog on the fire: This is becoming a tiresome trend, but still amusing. New York Times sports writer Murray Chass unveiled his new "website" to the world with this charming introduction:"The proprietor of the site is not a fan of blogs. He made that abundantly clear on a radio show with Charlie Steiner when Steiner asked him what he thought of blogs and he replied, “I hate blogs.” … Otherwise, this site will most likely appeal primarily to older fans whose interest in good old baseball is largely ignored in this day of young bloggers who know it all, and new- fangled statistics (VORP, for one excuse-me example), which are drowning the game in numbers and making people forget that human beings, not numbers, play the games."Welcome! [The Big Lead]


Soccer break-ups are all the rage: There is no end in sight to the ongoing coverage of the post-break-up lives of Ronaldo and Nereida. She heads to the beach to prance around in her bikini; Ronaldo heads to Hollywood and supposedly gets hit on by Paris Hilton. Fun. [MachoChip]

Rollerblading bald guys in Michigan, rejoice: Drew Barrymore is putting out an open casting call for "bald men, those with mohawks (either gender), roller skaters or people who know sign language." Those who fit those descriptions will have the opportunity for a role in Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It, about a female roller derby league. [Steady Burn]

Sam Dalembert de-Canadianized from Olympic squad: 76ers center Samuel Dalembert was supposed to play for the Canadian national team in Beijing this summer. No more, apparently. [The 700 Level]