A quarter-century ago, I was fooled–hook, line and sinker–by an April Fool’s story in Sports Illustrated.
It was about “Sidd Finch,” a newcomer to the baseball scene purported to be able to hurl the ball 168 mph, or roughly 68 mph faster than anybody else.
And I like pulling legs as much as anyone else–and much more than most.
So when I had a chance recently, at the invitation of Wednesday Journal managing editor Helen Karakoudas, to pull an April Fool’s stunt involving my alter ego, Super Shopper Spotter, I quite literally leapt at it.
Of course, last week when the article appeared in the “Wednesday Jerbil,” I doubt anyone believed for a moment that Triple S now stood for Super Skateboarder Stopper.