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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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.
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.
For one brief moment he was still, then murmured soft and low: 'Tm mighty Casey who struck out just twenty years ago.
The Stockton-based team has employed a Mighty Casey Mascot this season as part of its efforts to help rekindle fan interest in the area's storied baseball tradition.
Chisholm said the Strand performance will offer "a sort of Irish travelogue that touches on, the lore and legend of Irish men and women emigrating to America and passing under the welcoming torch of liberty in New York harbor, the fabled legend of the Irish enclaves and their penchant to gather at the pub and proudly recall their mother-land, and also the indignity of the mighty Casey at the bat.
They have employed a Mighty Casey Mascot and are building a new stadium in Stockton at the site - where legend has it - Casey actually struck out.
We believe Mighty Casey striking out may have been Thayer's attempt to poke fun at his nemesis.
Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.