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The Curious Case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton
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May 17, 12

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Originally an April Fool’s Day Hoax article written by Plimpton and published by Sports Illustrated with the aid of the New York Mets, after seeing the public’s response George Plimpton turned it into a novel.

As a lover of baseball I fell in love with this novel, and the character of Sidd Finch. Throughout this book it discusses the effect that such a talent would have on the game of baseball, and then it shows us. I think that discussion is a fitting comparison for what the steroids era has done to baseball. The only difference is that Sidd Finch had a purity and honesty too him. He had respect. These are things that few players today seem to have. They are greedy, look out for #1, steroid juiced, behemoths. I’d rather read this book than watch a ball game today. I recommend this book to those who are still in love, or want to be in love, with the game of baseball.

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