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no joy in Mudville

A phrase used to describe an overall sense of sadness 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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Ed's Mudville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday during the winter hours ran from 9 a.m.
(1.) Mudville's Win Probability (WP) was 36.7% at game time.
In Morse's version of the poem, the home of the Mudville Nine baseball team is the inner city rather than the stadium, a setting that, while recuperating Casey for the twenty-first century, eschews any kind of national situatedness.
As for current projects, Trevor and I--he's the sole offspring who seems to share this passion with his dad--are working on a Washington Nationals jersey, since his little brother, Jesse Nathaniel, is named after that team; a Mudville Nine shirt, inspired as much by a sports-themed cafe we visited in Disney World as the famous poem; and a Kansas City hockey jersey (K.C.
It is small comfort, very small comfort indeed, to consider that our students know enough to reject us, and it is no comfort to know that they have rejected us to choose exactly that which is diametrically opposed to everything for which we stand, to opt for what Spinoza calls "superstition." As the poet so clearly stated, "There is no joy in Mudville, Mighty Casey has struck out!"
In short, they struck out, and there is no joy in Mudville.
Mudville - Iris Nova "They are from NewYork and they are a sort of odd electro torch-jazz band with a brilliant female singer.
Normally there is no joy in Mudville if Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), or the inspector general (IG) has directed or is doing the assessment.
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.
He hails from Suffern, N.Y., 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.
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. Of the four areas that Fukuyama highlights for building institutions, his view is that, at best, scholars can offer one or possibly two areas of credible knowledge that are transferable to emerging states.