Casey at the Bat

Topics: Baseball, Baseball statistics / Pages: 3 (639 words) / Published: Nov 21st, 2010
Jack Paladino 11/2/10
English Grade 9

Casey At The Bat

Pg. 44

1. Yes, I expected “Casey at The Bat” to end that way. By the way Casey acted, he was so cocky, I knew he would strike out.
2. A.) The first two stanzas talk about how there are two outs and Casey is almost up. The two people in front of Casey get hits. B.) The first part of the poem makes me want to keep reading because everyone in the crowd is talking about Casey. I really want to know who Casey is and what he can do.
3. A.) As Casey stepped up to the plate there was pride in his eyes and a smile on his face. B.) I would say Casey is cocky. He steps up to the plate knowing he is going to get a hit. He has a sneer in his lip when he looks at the pitcher and remains calm the whole time he is at bat. My opinion overall of Casey is that he is a player who thinks he is better than he is.
4. A.) Before the last pitch Casey tense and determined. The sneer is gone from his lips and his teeth are clenched in hate. B.) Casey’s attitude affected his game by making him think he was to good and he didn’t have to practice. All good athletes practice, but from what I see Casey didn’t. He let his ego get to him.
5. A.) The outcome of Casey’s turn at bat is that he strikes out. B.) I think Casey began to cry because he let his team down and the whole town down. He thought he was amazing and could win the game, but in the end, he couldn’t.
6. A.) This poem is one of the most popular sports poems today because it teaches the good lesson of not to be to arrogant. B.) I think the poem does deserve this status because it teaches a good lesson to all athletes in the world.
Pg 45
1. There are two outs in the last inning of the game and Casey is up.
2. “Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt, five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt; Then when the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip, Defiance glanced in Casey’s eye, a

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