Rhymes with “Chass”

Winner of the most laughable headline (and story) ever award:

"Exorcism Not Complete Until Sox Win A.L. East"

Really, how does this guy still get ink space, though I suppose it’s nice that David Brooks has another fellow delusional to sit with in the Times’ cafeteria.

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  • i saw the article and thought “oh my god, no way.” then I started to read it. it’s mind-blowingly laughable. I got about two paragraphs into it before I had to stop – it was just to awful.
    my favorite quote though: “The Red Sox blew it.” Thats right, we blew it. it’s over folks. Cancel the series in NY this weekend. After all, whats the point? The Sox have already blown it.
    When is some editor at the Times going to actually read one of this guy’s columns, because as soon as they do they’re going to realize how bad he is.

    mattymatty May 24, 2005, 9:19 am
  • i had a similar thought about michael gee in the herald today. his contention is that terry francona “let” matt clement pitch a CG sunday because sox fans would have booed keith foulke. please, people, i can only roll my eyes so much before snapping connective tissue.

    beth May 24, 2005, 9:23 am
  • I agree with Chass, I think it’s a more important achievement to actually win the division than to win the WS. BWAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAHAAAAA! Sorry couldn’t keep a straight face. Hey Sox fans, get your division title here. We’ll trade you the 2004 AL East Division title for the 2004 WS title. Act now and you’ll get this handsome slugger, Jason Giambi, absolutely free. Don’t wait, CALL NOW!

    Battingly May 24, 2005, 10:03 am
  • Chass is simply stating the obvious. No team is a legit champion unless it wins the AL East. This goes for each of the major US pro team sports–MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL (such that it is)–as well as for NASCAR, the PGA, and Pro Bowlers’ Tour. In fact, I think Tiger Woods has come out and admitted that, Jack’s major record aside, his legacy as a golf legend won’t be complete until he can figure out a way to finish ahead of the Sox and Yanks in September. Funny that no one has come out and said this before.

    Spidey May 24, 2005, 12:46 pm
  • Lemme see here… adhering to the point of view that the Sox aren’t legit because they were te Wild Card would mean we can cancel out the ’02 Angels, the ’03 Marlins, the ’04 Red Sox… what’s the commin thread of those teams, aside from the Wild Card? Oh right, those were the teams that eliminated the Yankees each of the last 3 years. How wnderfully convenient for New York. Now if only those pesky Diamondbacks hadn’t won their division, you guys would still be World Champs!
    Feel free to cry into a copy of the October 2nd, 2004 NYTimes all you want. I’ve got my October 28th Globe framed and on the wall.

    Andrew May 24, 2005, 2:57 pm
  • Why is anyone surprised by this? Murray Chass has always been like this. Small-minded, defensive, unable to give credit to anyone but the Yankees, etc etc etc. And think of all the defensive Yankee fans who the last 7 months have tried to somehow reduce the significance of the Sox winning the WS. This is no different than after Game 7 when they were saying “Oh yeah? The Curse isn’t over until the Sox actually win the WS!” (come to think of it, I’m pretty sure Chass had an article that said that also). It’s just typical goalpost-moving. And once the Sox do finish 1st in the East, all Chass and company has to do is move those goalposts just a little further — “Oh yeah, The Curse isn’t over until the Sox win 26 Championships!” Etc.

    Earl May 24, 2005, 5:58 pm
  • It is said that in order to successfully achieve the Lakota vision quest’s goal of becoming a man, the boy must first win the AL East.

    Nick May 24, 2005, 6:22 pm
  • Truth hurt’s. Aye guy’s

    Bob May 25, 2005, 9:56 am
  • Again, Bob has figured out how to turn on the computer and push the little keys; if common sense would go along for the ride the process would be complete. We all know you live way up North in the land of the Sox, and we all know how much you despise the World Champions, and we all know what a baseball guru you are, but what we don’t know, is how you are able to actually think this article is worth the paper it’s printed on – and I read it online. This article is one of the most absurd pieces of writing I’ve read since a certain curly-haired Boston sports writer wrote a little book about karma. Much like that book, this article is BS, and much like your opinion Bob, Chass has sunken to an all-time low. Aye guys?

    Brad-SF May 27, 2005, 3:11 am

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