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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
April 15, 1985
THE SAGA OF SIDD FINCH Sir:Three cheers for George Plimpton's marvelous April Fools' Day article The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch (April 1). Lane Stewart's imaginative photography—especially the picture showing Finch's locker between Darryl Strawberry's and George Foster's—was a masterstroke.JEFF LEVY New York City
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April 15, 1985

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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THE SAGA OF SIDD FINCH
Sir:
Three cheers for George Plimpton's marvelous April Fools' Day article The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch (April 1). Lane Stewart's imaginative photography—especially the picture showing Finch's locker between Darryl Strawberry's and George Foster's—was a masterstroke.
JEFF LEVY
New York City

Sir:
What a memorable piece of fiction! The story combined the allegory of Bernard Malamud, the metaphors of Roger Angell and Robert Coover and the humanity of Ring Lardner with the biographical skills of Robert W. Creamer and the insight of Ted Williams.
RICK COHEN
New York City

Sir:
The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch should go straight into the Practical Joke Hall of Fame—without the usual mandatory five-year waiting period.
ROBERT P. DUGAN JR.
Vienna, Va.

Sir:
In satisfying America's longing for such a wonderful baseball fantasy, and thanks to George Plimpton's singularly lunatic way of delivering it, you have gone one step beyond your customary practice of crowning the gods of America. You have actually created one!
RONALD OVADIA
Los Angeles

Sir:
I've been Orson Wellesed by George Plimpton and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED! Congratulations on the greatest ruse since War of the Worlds.
MIKE SALTER
Santa Monica, Calif.

Sir:
You lousy, rotten, good-for-nothing blankety-blanks. You got me hook, line and sinker—and I loved it.
MIKE LIDLE
Halifax, Pa.

Sir:
Not funny!
BILL DUNCAN
Berea, Ky.

Sir:
Ha-ha. Cancel my subscription.
THOMAS GALLAGHER
Charlottesville, Va.

Sir:
If Sidd Finch isn't a Sad Farce, then I am going to take a trip to Tibet right after I win the lottery.

Are there any frequent-flyer bonuses on trips to the Himalayas?
MARK S. SUCHANEC
Mount Sinai, N.Y.

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