The Moment

10|22|08: Tampa

Major League Baseball executives must have been crying into their beers after the Red Sox and the Dodgers both failed to make the World Series. Instead of a marquee matchup featuring two of the most storied franchises in the game, baseball has the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies. That would be 2007's worst team in baseball vs. a franchise that recently lost its 10,000th game. The sound you hear is the country flipping the channel en masse to America's Next Top Model.

It makes sense though. Amid market turmoil, job losses, a discredited Administration and foreign policy meltdown, what...

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