« The Passion Controversy | Main | FCUK Banned »

The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

George Plimpton best known as the author of "Paper Lion", died yesterday. Others have wondered about his semi-obscurity. I wanted to share a link to one of the all time great pranks perpetrated by Plimpton: The Curious Case of Sidd Finch. If the Finch story sounds familiar, pieces of it clearly had an influence on movies like Bull Durham and The Scout. The Museum Of Hoaxes has more background on the article.

Plimpton left a little hidden message in the April 1, 1985 byline:

He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd's deciding about yoga -- and his future in baseball

That would be: Happy April Fools Day

Update: This is why I should always remember to visit Michele before doing obits.


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Curious Case of Sidd Finch:

» The American Mind linked with Plimpton Dead at 76

» Tiger: Raggin' & Rantin' linked with Former Detroit Lions Quarterback dies

Comments (1)

Plimpton's corpse could sti... (Below threshold)
Jake Plummer:

Plimpton's corpse could still do a better job leading the Lions than Harrington!






Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile


Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links


Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login

Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy