no joy in Mudville

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.
See also: joy, no
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There was no joy in Mudville, just shattered dreams, dashed hopes, and wishful thinking of what might have been.
There may be no joy in Mudville, but in the West, next year is now, thanks to a pair of developmental leagues--the Arizona Fall League and Hawaii Winter Baseball.