Since I posted Casey at Bat during National Poetry Month, I thought I’d share this spoof of the poem. The dig on Reds’ Pete Rose is a little low…albeit maybe well placed. Hope you enjoy this!
Following a disappointing game in which the plucky Mudville Nine fell to the opposing team, 4-2, ugly rumors are flying. The mighty Casey was last to bat, and was widely expected to restore the fortunes of the team. Both Flynn and Blake were on base—a surprising situation, considering both players’ abysmal performances in recent games.
So why did Casey disdain to even swing at the first two pitches? And why did Casey leave the offices of well-known bookie Freddie Doyle directly after the game?
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