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Notebook: Devon Wallace is mighty good

Updated: March 18, 2014, 2:13 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

Most softball and baseball fans know the story of Mighty Casey, the subject of Ernest Thayer's famous poem who left the fans in Mudville bereft of joy when he struck out with two outs and Flynn on third base and Blake on second.

In hindsight, even if he insisted on showmanship, Casey's biggest mistake was taking a big cut with an 0-2 count. Any disciplined hitter knows that's likely to be a waste pitch.

Then again, Casey coaxing a nine-pitch walk lacks a certain lyrical ...

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