I’m generally one to let Murray Chass’s columns pass, but this morning’s sad piece of writing is so far beneath any reasonable level of quality that it simply should never been allowed in the Times. There’s no excuse for this kind of slipshod analysis that ignores basic facts about the subject at issue; this wouldn’t even garner a C in a 100 level college exposition class. The Times, frankly, should be a bit more sensitive to the perception of its own conflicts of interest when writing on the Yanks. Though SF will tell you Chass doesn’t cut the Sox much of a break either. Anyway, at least we can all agree on one thing: Murray Chass is doing the readers of the Times a disservice. It’s time for some new blood at the paper of record.