(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Friday, April 01, 2005

April Fools brush with greatness
See this NYT article about the 1985 Sports Illustrated April Fool's article about a (fictional) pitcher named Sidd Finch. The SI article was written by George Plimpton. The Times says that only a few people were "even slightly aware of what the magazine was up to" before the issue was published.

This makes me very important indeed, because one of the pictures accompanying the SI article was taken in my college dorm room, and I knew all about it.

Also, I was once in an elevator with George Plimpton and a chimpanzee.

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