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  • proper n. A baseball player, who became a long-standing manager of baseball teams, known for his turns of phrase.


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  • But after five weeks of watching the repeated muffs of the Obama financial team, we're inclined to recall Casey Stengel's famous crack about the 1962 New York Mets: "Can't anyone here play this game?"

    Treasury's Unreality Show

  • Tax troubles end Daschle, Killefer hopes To paraphrase Casey Stengel, "Can't anyone here get their tax returns right?"

    Don't Mess With Taxes

  • Casey Stengel, the Mets' manager in '62, once famously asked, "Can't anybody here play this game?"

    For the Mets, It Could Be Worse

  • India have been marmalised, the trumpets have been sounded for England's ascent to No1 in the Test rankings and the ceremonial mace polished for surrender at The Oval after three such dominant performances by the home side that disgruntled fans of the tourists could be forgiven for purloining Casey Stengel's old lament about the 1962 New York Mets: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

    How Jimmy Anderson went from water carrier to leader of the pack | Rob Bagchi

  • As Casey Stengel used to say, "Amazing, amazing, amazing!"

    Stu Kreisman: Ni Hao! Time for Dodger Baseball!

  • Hostility grew as Cosell lambasted them for things like "glorifying futility" with their fawning coverage of Casey Stengel and the pathetic original Mets, whom Cosell considered an insult to Major League Baseball and its fans.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • The Red Sox, managed by former Yankees skipper Joe McCarthy, were the favorites while the Yankees, battling through a tremendous amount of injuries under first-year skipper Casey Stengel, were painted as the underdogs.

    One Season

  • I'm not sure it's smart to attack the Patriots most dangerous weapon, but hey, Ryan may be the most entertaining coach/manager in New York since Casey Stengel.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • Casey Stengel in 1916 as a Brooklyn Dodgers player.

    Taking Fiction Out to the Ballgame

  • A year later, Casey Stengel, then manager for the Mets, picked him up on a waiver.

    Obituaries of note: Annie Girardot, Greg Goossen, Eddie Kirkland


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