The Pueblo crew arrives in San Diego.
Note the bylines: Chuck Hillinger and Bob Rawitch!
Oates, a longtime football writer, seemed a surprising choice to write what basically was an opinion piece. The story should have been labeled as a commentary, but the reader was left a bit confused. Why was this a story? Maybe he had some inside info? Despite all that, it's hard to argue with the endorsement. Scully certainly would have been a wonderful spokesman for the game.
"He would bring to the commissioner's office a first-class mind as well as the self-confidence to act when necessary and the self-control to abstain from action in other circumstances," Oates wrote.