225. “Ka-Si Atta Bat”
April 29, 2010
Q: I am trying to find a copy of a hilarious parody of the classic baseball poem “Mighty Casey at the Bat” in which our hero is sent to japan to play in the Japanese baseball league. It appeared in National Lampoon and was authored by Sean Kelly and illustrated I believe by Rick Meyerwitz? I even can recall the opening stanzas of this hilarious parody:
Not brilliant was the outlook for the Yokahama Prawn
The score stood four to two with eight and one-half inning gone
But the Fans loved Basa Boru and so in the Stands they sat
And waited for one last chance to see mighty Kasi atta batt.
Go Nagasaki goldfish, Yokahama Prawn Hurrah,
“Hot Saki here, cold Kiren, Sushi, get it while it’s raw….
A: “Ka-Si Atta Bat” appeared in the July 1982 (Sports) issue.
Does anyone have the full text of the poem?
March 7, 2012 1:08 pm
I put this on my blog years ago Here ya go http://dogalmighty.blogspot.com/2005/08/what-happened-to-casey.html?m=1
May 20, 2012 6:03 pm
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