I’ve posted a few variations of the classic poem, “Casey At the Bat.” Each version of the poem follows the general cadence and length of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s original. What’s unique and fun about this nonet by Michael Ceraolo is not only the brevity of it, but also the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor embedded within.
It was now the bottom of the ninth
Two on, two out, two runs behind
Superstar at the plate
First pitch: strike one called
Strike two called, then
swing and miss