Mudville


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Mudville

no joy here when Casey struck out. [Am. Sports Lit.: “Casey at the Bat” in Turlin, 642]
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Tradeup's son-in-law is the manager of Ed's Mudville Grill in Clayton, California, so Tradeup suggested that name for the new venture.
Wiseman J (2010) Joy in mudville: Essays on hasehall and American life.
"It didn't look good for the Mudville nine," Graves said.
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: (1)
Palotta wrote, "One Day in Mudville: A Look at Some of the Most Unique Baseball Games of All Time,'' a book chronicling 22 of baseball's most interesting and historic games.
Four weeks prior to the publication of You Can't Go Home Again, poet Ernest Thayer died, leaving no joy in Mudville. And on 15 July Robert Wadlow died at the age of 22.
The imaginary baseball hero Casey struck out and failed to save the Mudville side from turning the game around in the final inning.
The recent report that the standard (U-3) rate of unemployment in the United States fell to 7.4 percent in July 2013 seems to have stirred considerable joy in Mudville. But before we spend a lot of time shouting hurrah, we might well bear in mind a few other data and, of course, recall that not so long ago an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent would have been a cause for lament rather than celebration.
(21.) See David Schultz, No Joy in Mudville Tonight: The Impact of "Three Strike" Laws on State and Federal Corrections Policy, Resources, and Crime Control, 9 Cornell J.L.
The tale of Mudville's misery has enthralled audiences ever since.
To borrow a line from Casey at the Bat, there is no joy in Mudville. Defense industry executives, with good reason, are experiencing considerable anxiety as Pentagon budget cuts lurk around the corner.
Of course, not all is bliss in Mudville now that the mighty Stephen has finally clubbed his elusive home run.