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For today- The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This would be enjoyable if we didn't re-visit it every single year.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Then find a better April Fools story, and I will change the thread title.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You can't top perfection. It was perfectly done, perfectly played and they waited awhile to let people in on the joke.
  5. swenk

    swenk Member

    With all due respect to friends at the Chicago Tribune, there has to be bigger 1A news than a full page story/photo of the guy who posed for the Sidd Finch photo in the SI story, who happened to be from Chicago. No one wants to see an unknown guy in a METS jersey on Opening Day in Chicago, on the front page of the Trib.

    If anyone can post the page, or explain its existence, please do.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Is this the 25th anniversary? I thought the story came out in 1985.
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    oh, lighten up, francis. this was the DEFINITIVE 'april fool's piece,' perfectly executed, by everyone's dream sports mag, at the very height of its powers. there wasn't a sports journo alive whose dream wasn't to one day become the next frank deford (congrats to gary smith and s.l. price for living the dream, by the way), and the way 'sidd finch' became instantly synonymous with 'gotcha!' is all the evidence required to support the case. and with every passing year, i guarantee you there are newbies here and journo students EVERYWHERE who are introduced to the 'legend' every april 1.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

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