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no joy in Mudville

A phrase used to describe an overall sense of sadness and/or disappointment. It comes from the poem "Casey at the Bat." Believe me, there's been no joy in Mudville ever since my sister and her boyfriend broke up. There will be no joy in Mudville once Billy learns he didn't make the basketball team.
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Mudville resident Grace Satterley, rocking on her front porch
Even if the television accurately represents the origins of the Mudville Nine, the designation of these origins is literally shoved into a corner of the room and ignored.
Casey is that star of the Mudville League who was poetically immortalized for striking out and leaving his team and young fans high and dry.
up in my neck of the woods, and when I wrote my book "Joy in Mudville," about coaching my son in Little League almost ten years ago, we corresponded -- back in 1998 he was one of the first ballplayers to "blog" (as it later became known).
For the 1911 haters, there is no joy in Mudville, as this pistol works.
Algunos de ellos, como The Mudville Gazette, hospedan alrededor de 450 milblogs, mientras que otros como Milblogging.
Like Benjamin, who allegedly started his book in a bar in Mexico, Ornstein claims he wrote the book while somewhat tipsy on a flight from Mudville Airport to Gotham City.
These "milbloggers"--such as The Mudville Gazette and Austin Bay--provided a counter-balance to the reporting of the mainstream media, setting the record straight in many instances by correcting skewed narratives and highlighting stories that the traditional media ignored.
If knowledge is power, then, in Fukuyama's assessment of what scholars can contribute to state-building, there is and should be no joy in Mudville.
The card author gives Casey a seven year career with the Mudville Nine, beginning in 1882 and ending in 1888, the year "Casey at the Bat" was published.
For that matter, Stockton has staked claim to none other than the Mighty Casey himself; the city is in a dispute with Holliston, Massachusetts, over which town is the real-life Mudville that inspired the famed Ernest L.
Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville is an assortment of essays Gould wrote over the years on baseball--Gould's passion that began when he was growing up in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.
Samples distributed were ClenZing gel, Light Energy Oil-Control moisturizer and Mudville Cooling Earth mask.
A rainbow appears in the deep water-blue spring sky, as joy in Mudville reigns.