My daily Eliot search has come up with a mostly off-topic article today.
Some light reading for dim days.
Who was the inspiration for "Casey at the Bat"?
Finding the real hero of the Mudville nine
By Chris Landers
March 26, 2020
The myth: Which real-life ballplayer served as the inspiration for the
mighty Casey in "Casey at the Bat" -- and which real-life town might
have inspired Mudville?
The context: By the summer of 1888, Ernest Thayer had just about run out
Knowing that Ernest Lawrence Thayer was the uncle of Scofield Thayer
(think "The Dial") and that Google's blurb had "T.S. Eliot and Ray
Bradbury wrote parodies of it" I had to give the article a read. How
"Casey at the Bat":
The parody, "Growltiger's Last Stand":