But it wasn’t mighty Casey who struck out.
She stood with dignity against taunts about her family.
She waited for her chance to speak while the Other sent threats her way.
She listened while her years of public service were ridiculed and ignored.
She responded to hate and division with promises of working together and remaining great.
She heard the Other call her a criminal for using the wrong email while he proudly boasted about assaulting women against their will.
She responded to blatant lies with truths.
She gathered her friends and admirers to help her explain the wonderful plans she had for Muddville while he stood alone because even those who put him there didn’t want to be seen with him.
No it wasn’t Casey who struck out.
It was Muddville.
She was just too good for Muddville which turned out to be a dumber and meaner place than she thought.