The Press: Good Sports

After seven games of a losing streak that knocked the National League-leading Los Angeles Dodgers back into second place, the gloom of players, fans, and sympathetic local sportswriters was slightly thicker than the city's smog. But in the Los Angeles Times, Sports Columnist James Murray could regard the home team's travail with wry humor. "What was happening to the Dodgers," wrote Murray, "could only be described as a slump if you think of what happened to General Custer as a slump. I have seen happier people on the end of a rope than the...

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