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the world of baseball, esp. in reference to the ups-and-downs of fandom


There is no joy in Mudville for the Chicago Cubs fans.

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from E.L. Thayer poem Casey at the Bat's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • When they were out of the water, Redbird picked up a stick and drew a little picture on the mudbank.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • "Come a mudbank and Tom push de launch off quick," he called.

    The Hero of Panama F. S. Brereton
  • Here we were with the water up to the floor; and then we came on a mudbank quite as deep.

    Pictures of Canadian Life J. Ewing Ritchie
  • I'm on the same game, down at mudbank--sop-two-seaters and camels.

  • One boat lay on the mud, disabled, and the dead bodies of several men strewed the mudbank, which the falling tide had left dry.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • To their rage and disappointment, the boats stuck on the mudbank just outside the stockades, which they only then discovered.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • As the advancing tide crept inch by inch over the mudbank Jimmy Kinsella was forced back towards the Tortoise.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • P'raps smash de launch, run ashore, or pile her up on a mudbank.

    The Hero of Panama F. S. Brereton
  • Noble rivers have their own natural defects of swamp and mudbank.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
  • Our trip up the harbour was not to end without adventure, for, on turning round to cast anchor, our ship ran aground on a mudbank.

    With the Zionists in Gallipoli John Henry Patterson

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