Mariners Analysis

Thursday, March 31, 2005

April Fools and Sidd Finch

With April Fools near, I would expect a few "Griffey Traded to M's" or "Beltre sent to Minors" articles tomorrow.

However, all would pale in comparison to the greatest April Fools baseball article of all time- "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch"

For those who are too young to remember, the NY Times has a nice article on Sidd and the Sports Illustrated article- link (registration required, but you are a fool not to already have one)

"It was 20 years ago this week that Sports Illustrated ran one of its most celebrated articles, "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" - in which George Plimpton crafted a 14-page exposé on a bizarre, out-of-nowhere Mets phenom who fired baseballs at a stupefying 168 miles an hour. "Crafted," of course, is what Plimpton truly did - the story was pure fiction. It instantly became its generation's "War of the Worlds," leaving thousands of frenzied fans either delighted at the April Fools' prank or furious at being duped."

Baseball Sunday- Yanks vs. Red Sox. Then Opening day Monday for the M's.

Wow, we are close...