Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jul 24 22:59:40 UTC 2011

"The switch-hitting Alomar won a record 10 Gold Gloves at second base,
was a 12-time All-Star and a career .300 hitter. Full of baseball
smarts and grace, he’s also linked with one of the game’s most
forgettable moments -- he spit on umpire John Hirschbeck during an
argument in 1996."

So forgettable that it's still being talked about 15 years later?


Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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