Murray Chass, the venerable, folksy old New York Times baseball writer who ran a distant second to Our Man Elli in Israel in reporting the goings of the Israel Baseball League (but managed to stay far ahead of That Putz Greenberg and every news agency in Israel), is on the verge of taking a buyout at the New York Times, according to a report from Radar Online.
Should the Hall of Fame sportswriter accept the retirement package, Israel baseball backers will need another prominent mouthpiece to float their plans and spin their activities. And we'll be left with one fewer major news copying our reportage without attribution. Mazel Tov! And le'chayim, Murray, you Mensch!