History Literature / CaseyAtTheBat

27th Apr '16 11:10:30 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* {{Bathos}}

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* %%* {{Bathos}}
27th Apr '16 11:10:22 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* DownToTheLastPlay: In this case, Casey did not win the game for Mudville.

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* DownToTheLastPlay: In this case, Casey invokes this trope by deliberately allowing the first two to pass. He did not win the game for Mudville.



* HopeSpot: The MiracleRally.

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* HopeSpot: The MiracleRally.MiracleRally makes it look as if Mudville might win after all. Then Casey blows it.



** Of course, there's always the chance that he didn't like the first two pitches. No point in taking a hack at an outside pitch that you'll just roll over to the second baseman. The only time you have to swing at anything close is with two strikes. Judging by the crowd's reaction to the pitches being called strikes, they probably weren't down the middle.



* ShootTheShaggyDog



* UnbuiltTrope: Deconstructs DownToTheLastPlay, despite being one of the first works to even ''use'' the trope. In fact, the trope was once ''named'' for Casey.
%% I'm not sure how to correct the above, but it's not a subversion. It's the (formerly) unusual case where the protagonist team loses despite the MiracleRally. I'm trying with "Deconstruction".

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* UnbuiltTrope: Deconstructs DownToTheLastPlay, despite being Being one of the first works to even ''use'' use the trope. DownToTheLastPlay trope, it counts as unbuilt because it shows how stupid it is to invoke this trope. In fact, the trope was once ''named'' for Casey.
%% I'm not sure how to correct the above, but it's not a subversion. It's the (formerly) unusual case where the protagonist team loses despite the MiracleRally. I'm trying with "Deconstruction".
Casey.
20th Apr '16 6:45:52 AM MojoMarth
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**Of course, there's always the chance that he didn't like the first two pitches. No point in taking a hack at an outside pitch that you'll just roll over to the second baseman. The only time you have to swing at anything close is with two strikes. Judging by the crowd's reaction to the pitches being called strikes, they probably weren't down the middle.
15th Apr '16 1:01:01 PM MasoTey
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed[=/=]WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Some contended that Mudville was based on an actual location. One possibility is Holliston, Massachussetts; others say that Mudville was based on Stockton, California.
* {{Pride}}[=/=]RealityEnsues: If Casey hadn't stacked the deck against himself by deliberately taking the first two pitches for strikes, he might have batted in the tying run at least.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed[=/=]WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Some contended that Mudville was based on an actual location. One possibility is Holliston, Massachussetts; others say that Mudville was based on Stockton, California.
* {{Pride}}[=/=]RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues: If Casey hadn't stacked the deck against himself by deliberately taking the first two pitches for strikes, he might have batted in the tying run at least.
14th Mar '16 7:29:35 PM Gamermaster
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* LastSecondShowoff: Casey deliberately lets himself get 2 strikes because hitting a game-winning home run on the last chance seems more dramatic, however he makes an ass of himself when it causes him to strike out and lose the game.
1st Jan '16 8:16:36 PM Phys101
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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: PlayedForDrama in the last stanza. The last line of the next-to-last stanza hints that Casey slammed the ball hard. Unfortunately, he hit nothing but air.

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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: PlayedForDrama in the last stanza. The last line of the next-to-last stanza hints misdirects the reader to think that Casey slammed the ball hard. Unfortunately, he hit nothing but air.
29th Dec '15 11:33:19 PM Phys101
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* TitleDrop:
--> ... if only Casey could get but a whack at that -\\
they'd put up even money, now, with ''Casey at the bat''.


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--> and now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow.
29th Dec '15 11:06:09 PM Phys101
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* PrideBeforeAFall[=/=]RealityEnsues: If Casey hadn't stacked the deck against himself by delberately taking the first two pitches for strikes, he might have batted in the tying run at least.

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* PrideBeforeAFall[=/=]RealityEnsues: {{Pride}}[=/=]RealityEnsues: If Casey hadn't stacked the deck against himself by delberately deliberately taking the first two pitches for strikes, he might have batted in the tying run at least.



* UnbuiltTrope: Subverts DownToTheLastPlay, despite being one of the first works to even ''use'' the trope. In fact, the trope was once ''named'' for Casey.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Subverts Deconstructs DownToTheLastPlay, despite being one of the first works to even ''use'' the trope. In fact, the trope was once ''named'' for Casey.Casey.
%% I'm not sure how to correct the above, but it's not a subversion. It's the (formerly) unusual case where the protagonist team loses despite the MiracleRally. I'm trying with "Deconstruction".
28th Dec '15 5:11:06 AM Phys101
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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: PlayedForDrama in the last stanza.

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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: PlayedForDrama in the last stanza. The last line of the next-to-last stanza hints that Casey slammed the ball hard. Unfortunately, he hit nothing but air.
13th Sep '15 8:50:46 AM DavidCowie
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The poem treats it's subject matter as though it is the most important thing ever, when it's really just a local game of baseball.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The poem treats it's its subject matter as though it is the most important thing ever, when it's really just a local game of baseball.
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