Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sidd Finch at 25

Not law-related, but definitely sports related: Today marks the 25th anniversary of Sports Illustrated's publication of The Curious Case of Sidd Finch, a long-form essay by George Plimpton, about a mysterious person in the Mets training camp who had spent much of his life living a spiritual life in the mountains of Tibet and who threw160 mph. It also turned out to be the greatest April Fools joke ever. In fact, the first letter of each word in the sub-head ("He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd's deciding about yoga") spells out "Happy April Fools Day").

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