The Sidd Finch story was a classic, since it didn't just show up on April 1st. If I remember correctly, Sports Illustrated ran a series of articles about the mysterious pitching project throughout spring training, including a few ridiculous photos that were smuggled out of a Mets practice field -- they showed a young pitcher with a work boot on one foot, pitching off a mound somewhere in Florida.
To: Alberta's Child
As a former Indiana basketball fan (until 9/10/00), this story of Sidd Finch reminds me of Ivan Renko, the star player from Europe who was "recruited" by the Hoosiers in 92, if I'm not mistaken. Renko was going to be the best player ever to play for the Hoosiers, even better than Damon...
Of course, Renko was nothing but a figment of Bob Knight's imagination, made up to irk the sports writers of the world. What was especially classic about this is that some sports writers actually wrote articles about how they had seen Renko play, and he wasn't nearly as good as Knight was making him out to be. Comedy.
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