"a day that will live in infamy" (in a positive way)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 2 02:20:54 UTC 2012

According to Bobby Ojeda, announcer and himself former New York Mets pitcher, on the Mets' post-game show tonight, that's the legacy of tonight's game, after Johan Santana completed the first no-hitter in the 50-year history of the Mets.  Nothing infamous (in the traditional sense) about the game or the day; it's just a bleaching, like that of "notorious" = 'famous', facilitated of course by the FDR tag line for Pearl Harbor, but unlike Bobby O., Roosevelt really *meant* it back in Dec. '41.


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