Storytelling

****BITES -- Shawn O'Neill with Casey At the Bat with guest Jarom Jordan

The Apple Seed
  • Apr 17, 2019
  • 17:13

From time to time, we'll post what we call a BITE ("like a normal episode, only shorter!"). We always hope that the stories you listen to on The Apple Seed will spark memories and thoughts that you can share with the ones you love -- perhaps even the people with whom you listen to the show. In a BITE, we'll listen to a single story -- one that we love -- and invite friends to share memories and thoughts that occur to them as they listen to it. On today's BITE, we're headed to ballfield for a recitation of "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888," written by Ernest Thayer, and performed for us by Shawn O'Neill. It's a classic piece of baseball nostalgia, recited on stages and in recordings since it was written, more than a century and a third ago. Sam's guest in the studio is Jarom Jordan, co-host of BYU Sports Nation. There'll be joy in Mudville for sure, as you listen to tales and conversation on today's BITE, brought to you by The Apple Seed.