Thursday, April 03, 2008

Another example of the liberal use of "moment"

Remember when Major League Baseball unveiled its Top 10 moments in baseball history, and like four of them weren't actually moments?  

-Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games
-Ted Williams is last man to post .400 average
-Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa surpass Roger Maris' single-season home-run record (that might not make the list next time, BTW)
-Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak

Now, the good people at the Los Angeles Times are asking fans,  "What is your favorite Los Angeles Dodgers moment?"  Some choices...

-Dodgers sweep Yankees in 1963 World Series
-Don Drysdale's six consecutive shutouts
-Fernando mania arrives in 1981 
-Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak  

Here at MHR, we've decided to start our own "greatest moments in ______________ history" poll.  So here we go:

What is your favorite moment in the history of Earth?

-The transition from the Paleolithic to the Mesolithic Period
-The gradual human migration from Africa to Asia
-The building of the Egyptian pyramids
-The entire existence and influence of the Roman Empire
-The Industrial Revolution
-The 20th Century
-The NL West pennant race of 1993
-Any video of a guy getting hit in the nuts  

Quite frankly, I'm a fan of the Romans, but 'football in the groin' had a football in the groin.  

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