Clipped From Independent Press-Telegram
HANK HOLLINGWORTH Eivcutive Sporh Sfc". EJitu- Fans Not Fooled by Dodger Farce Even though llicy have reaped thousands of reams of publicity since spring training started, Dodger management and pitchers Sandy Koufax Don Drysdale may have sown more ill-feeling either side has realized. Fans have become disgusted wilh n i l aspecls Great Holdup, as evidenced by a sampling of the delivered here. (13y the way, all letters printed here were received BEFORE our previous column which "suggested" thai Ihe Great Holdup might have been the sports news-gathering of all-lime. A f u r t h e r anticipated w i t h i n the next few days because stories have captured the public's imagination in the manner of this Dodger spectacular.) Commented Charles Sendrey, Box 14G27, Long "1 wonder how many great financial wizards could of receiving million-dollar advertising for the cost of of cigars, as has done Mr. Walter O'Malley? Let's face Walter would be unable to sleep at night, knowing his two magicians of the baseball world were striking out in the movies while attendance figures were reaching all-time lows. "ON THE OTHER HAND, WHY SHOULD HE WASTE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY TO CAPITALIZE ON A PUBLICITY STUNT? "A great athlete just couldn't accept a desk job. especially with those thousand-dollar bills waved in his Although Sandy w i l l nol pot a three-year contract, get almost what he wanted. That way, he'll receive reasonable sum w h i l e saving face. "The real dynamic duo (Mr. and Mrs. Drysdale) again take t h e i r respective places in Dodger doubt whether Mrs. D. would let Don turn down bucks. She'd miss the game more than Don. So, as say in the story hooks, 'they all lived happily ever "And one day, people will realize who is the greatest (outside of the prize ring, t h a t is) ... Waller BUSINESS GENIUS."