Two out and up came Flynn to bat with Jimmy Blake on deck,
And the former was a loser and the latter was a wreck;
And though the game was in the bag, the Dustburg fans were hurt
To think that Casey would not come and get his just dessert.
But Flynn he got a single, a most unlikely sight,
And Blake swung like a spastic, but he poked it deep to right;
And when the dust had settled, and fickle fate had beckoned,
There was Flynn a-hugging third and Jimmy safe at second.
- Garrison Keillor recites his reinterpretation of “Casey at the Bat”
Top: Unused design for the Dutch edition of The Art of Fielding, by Adele Renault
Bottom: The design that was used, also by Adele Renault