Bradley at the Bat

September 4, 2009 by  

Ernest Lawrence Thayer's classic poem "Casey at the Bat" is perhaps the greatest baseball story of all time. Period. The only possible criticism one could make of the story is the lack of personality exhibited by the titular titan, Casey. Casey is shown to take the game seriously, but beneath his muscular exterior he is simply a nice guy. And that is really, really, boring. With that in mind, I humbly submit an alternate version of the story, featuring the most tragically misunderstood player in the history of baseball--Milton Bradley.

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