History Literature / CaseyAtTheBat

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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Pride Before A Fall occurs near the beginning of the story, not at the end. It occurs to enter Hubris instead of Pride, but the former shifts to the latter.
* 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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It's/its
* 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.
5th Aug '15 10:36:25 AM Chariset
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The two lesser players up to bat before Casey both defy expectations by playing well. This sets us up for the ending.
17th Apr '15 7:36:59 AM ZarbiNerada
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* PrideBeforeAFall: 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: 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.
6th Jul '14 8:55:55 AM Nohbody
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* {{Defictionalization}}: In a tribute to the poem, the real-life Stockton Ports minor league baseball team renamed themselves the Mudville Nine in 2000 and 2001.
23rd Jun '14 1:52:42 PM tryrar
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Shoehorned example, please do not readd
* GretzkyHasTheBall: At first glance, there's some seriously poor lineup construction by the Mudville manager, who has two terrible hitters batting directly ahead of Casey, the team's best hitter. Possibly justified if Casey had entered the game as a pinch hitter... though that practice wasn't nearly as common as it was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Gibson%27s_1988_World_Series_home_run exactly 100 years after ''Casey'', when a similar scenario played out with a happier ending]]. ** There's nothing strange about this - the batting order resumes at the start of each inning, where it left off last inning. Mudville's team had come to the bottom of the order (Flynn and Blake were #8 and #9) and were cycling back to the top (Casey at #1).
11th May '14 7:07:43 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** There's nothing strange about this - the batting order resumes at the start of each inning, where it left off last inning. Mudville's team had come to the bottom of the order (Flynn and Blake were #8 and #9) and were cycling back to the top (Casey at #1).
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