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|2011-11-30 13:00:00||A couple days ago, Murray Chass wrote a piece on his blog basically stating that Bobby Valentine is one of the most disliked persons in baseball, particularly by other managers. Is he truly that disliked, or is this simply Chass with an old axe to grind.|
(Adrian from Washington D.C.)
|Valentine is certainly a polarizing figure, mainly because he has an outsized personality and the ability to think differently. However, one should consider the source when it comes to criticizing him; at this point, Chass is an old coot with an axe to grind about everything outside his mother's basement. Once a pioneer in the reporting of the business of baseball, he now embarrasses himself on a daily basis with more vitriol than your average Dick Young column. (Jay Jaffe)|
|2008-06-24 13:00:00||Hey Steven,
Thanks for chatting. Always enjoy. This is a little more recent than the regular YCLIU (whyclue?) but have you ever considered doing one on the Mets trading Seaver? I just can't understand that one, and I think your perspective would be interesting.|
(josher464 from NYC)
|I think of it as "Yookeelou," though "Why clue?" might be more appropriate. The Mets traded Seaver because of an ongoing salary dispute with an idiotic hardass of a club chairman during a period when the Mets lacked strong ownership. The trigger for the trade was a Dick Young column on Seaver's wife which Seaver figured had been planted by the Mets. At that point he broke off negotiations and that was that. It wasn't a baseball move in any sense - it was all about personalities and money. (Steven Goldman)|
|2008-10-22 16:30:00||World Series Game One||It bugs me because it's costly. I don't kill guys for not running out every grounder down 7-1 in the eighth. But Upton's sloth--and I'm sorry, that's the word--has repeatedly come in game-critical situations. That he could not recognize the importance of his possibly being safe and find third gear...or second...is just inexplicable and inexcusable.|
My god. I'm Dick Young. Shoot me now.