In baseball there's something called "the cycle". It means hitting a single, a double, a triple and a home run in one game. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mets-hairston-hits-cycle-034749797--mlb.html [Broken] If I had my way, any sportswriter or announcer who talked about "the cycle" would be ostracized and sent to cover Little League on the North Slope of Alaska. It should be banned from every record book and any book that uses the word 'cycle' in a baseball related context should be burned. Think about it. If you hit a home run, a triple and a double and are coming to bat for probably for the last time in the game, and you could easily reach second base on a hit to the outfield, would you stop at first base just so you could hit for the "cycle'? It's absurd. Why celebrate or even recognize something that could represent less than maximal performance?