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

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jun 2 15:42:24 UTC 2012

At 6/2/2012 12:13 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>I know I've usually heard it as "a day that will live in infamy",
>and I remember hearing FDR's actual recording (more than once) refer
>to 12/7/1941 as "a date which will live in infamy", but before
>tonight, I've never heard it used in celebration.

One can still hear it on YouTube.

> > [I wrote]
> > 2)  Larry heard it, I didn't.  But was Oejda thinking of the hit that
> > landed on the foul line (a tennis umpire would have run down from his
> > chair to point to the ball mark) but was called foul, thus allowing
> > the no-hitter to continue?  That would make it an "infamous" no-hitter.
> >
>No, Ojeda--who was positively bubbling about the game--didn't
>mention Beltran's chalk-duster.  In fact it didn't come up at all in
>that post-game colloquy on SNY, although it did on ESPN's
>SportsCenter.  (I don't think umpires are allowed to reverse
>fair/foul calls on non-home runs by checking replay the way tennis
>umpires/linespeople can, so the blown call would have stuck.  And
>this one still isn't as infamous as the blown call that led to a
>non-no hitter by that Tigers' pitcher whose name I've already forgotten.)

Thanks, Larry, for clarifying.  As I said, I did not hear Ojeda, but
since I did hear discussion about how the "foul" should have been
called a hit I did wonder.

The infamous call was against Armando Galarraga -- and, with two outs
in the ninth, it spoiled not just a no-hitter but a potential perfect
game.  Wednesday, June 2, 2010.  That call easily and could have been
reversed -- obviously, there was no one on base.


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