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Portlander to recite 'Casey at the Bat' at Fenway

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:44 am

Portlander to recite 'Casey at the Bat' at Fenway
By Steve Solloway

Wearing his baseball uniform and carrying his Louisville Slugger, Mort Soule will walk onto the biggest stage of his life Sunday at Fenway Park and strike out. He will swing and miss in front of nearly 30,000 Boston Red Sox fans. His family and dearest friends will also be watching.

And those are the least of his concerns.

Sunday will be Maine Day at Fenway, a yearly event for the ballclub to recognize the northern reaches of Red Sox Nation. This year, Soule, a longtime Portland resident, was asked to bring the mightiest hitter in American poetry to life. For three minutes, Soule will be the Casey of Ernest Thayer's famed poetic ballad, "Casey at the Bat."

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