THE SAGA OF SIDD FINCH
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.
New York City
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.
New York City
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.
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!
I've been Orson Wellesed by George Plimpton and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED! Congratulations on the greatest ruse since War of the Worlds.
Santa Monica, Calif.
You lousy, rotten, good-for-nothing blankety-blanks. You got me hook, line and sinker—and I loved it.
Ha-ha. Cancel my subscription.
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.