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Old 03-31-2016, 08:10 PM
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Default OT: The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

I thought it would be a good time to bring up Sidd Finch. On April 1st, it will be 30 years since the story broke about Sidd Finch. I was a diehard Met fan back then and was all excited when I heard that he might play for the Mets.

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Old 03-31-2016, 08:41 PM
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ROFL! That's epic! I forgot all about that story! Thanks for posting it!
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:47 PM
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It was a brilliant story, I remember reading it and as a Mets fan, so happy to think of him pitching for the Mets.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:58 PM
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I remember that story every April 1st. I knew it was a joke when I was reading it..........not because I was smart but because before I got to read about it, a friend told me about the story and that it was a joke.
Funny thing though, A member of my fantasy league thought it was real and bid half his budget to buy him. However, we were nice enough to let him off the hook.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:38 PM
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Gosh this was brilliant! I looked up that story a few months back. Always a fun read

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Old 03-31-2016, 10:13 PM
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I'm old enough to remember the story very well. I think I was half taken in and as a Cardinal fan I was thinking "Damn those Mets!".
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:14 PM
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Nearly as brilliant was the joke on here a number of years ago, with the find of a T206 Joe Jackson proof. Many people were floored at the 'find' that day!
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:26 PM
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Thanks for refreshing my memory
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:32 PM
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Default Happily Fooled (but originally disappointed)

You only need to study my avatar to understand how much I enjoyed being fooled 31 years ago.

When playing fantasy baseball, my team was usually called Sidd Finch's Curious Case.

The book is even better than the original SI story - The collector in me insisted on having not only the SI issue, but an 1st edition hardcover.
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I don't know why that line cracks me up everytime but it does!
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