Mighty Casey


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Mighty Casey

ignominiously strikes out in the clutch. [Am. Lit.: “Casey at the Bat” in Turkin, 642]
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Unlike The Mighty Casey, she belts a game-winning homer.
Like mighty Casey at the bat -- in the legendary lore of the famous American folk poem -- mighty Casey has struck out.
Mighty Casey at bat: No one loves to be at bat - or on the pitcher's mound - with the game on line more than Valencia's Casey Mulligan, who thrives on pressure.
Instead of being happy with singles and doubles, it is going to have to swing for the fences, and going to have to do it Mighty Casey style, with everyone watching.
Mighty Casey struck out, but that Bucky Jacobsen precursor no doubt jacked a few out of the yard, too.
For that matter, Stockton has staked claim to none other than the Mighty Casey himself; the city is in a dispute with Holliston, Massachusetts, over which town is the real-life Mudville that inspired the famed Ernest L.
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the Court.
And while predicting that Arizona will be one game back in the NL West race may be cause for playoff celebrations in San Francisco and "no joy in Mudville" in Phoenix, even mighty Casey would agree that the predicted results are remarkably true to life.
His Yes, Virginia, Another Piano Ballet graces several repertoires, as does Lisa de Ribere's The Mighty Casey.
The premiere performance of The Mighty Casey, a one-act opera by William Schuman based on Ernest Lawrence Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat," was given by the Julius Hartt Opera Guild in Hartford, Conn.
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright, The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout, But there is no joy in Mudville: Mighty Casey has struck out.
It doesn't always; sometimes Mighty Casey strikes out.