You get the sense that Sox fans and Murray Chass don’t like each other. From Murray Chass’s latest love letter to the Nation:
"You would think that when the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series, it would have liberated their fans, enabled all of them to smile and laugh."
Murray is referring to a joke he made in one of his most recent columns. You know, this one:
“If both contracts were to fall through, the Red Sox could sign Bonds to play left field and move Manny Ramírez back to his original position in right.”
Pretty straight forward joke material. Actually, it’s a comedy template, along the lines of, "So a rabbi, a priest and a horse walk into a bar." But Red Sox followers didn’t get the joke, or so Chass writes.