At 5:04 p.m., on Oct. 17, 1989, Al Michaels and Tim McCarver were sizing up Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and A's at Candlestick Park. The game was supposed to start in about 30 minutes. It wouldn't be played for another 10 days as the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake rumbled through the Bay Area. After the broadcast went dead for about 20 seconds, Michaels returned, with only audio initially, and said, "Well, folks. That's the greatest open in the history of television -- bar none!" He earned an Emmy nomination in news for his subsequent coverage. Twenty-five years later, the moment is still vidid for Michaels:

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