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The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

Florida 1985 Il reporter Robert Temple si è rifugiato in un cottage sul mare per isolarsi dal mondo e allontanare i ricordi del Vietnam Dalle sue parti c'è il ritiro dei New York Mets e Robert incontra per caso un giovane inglese convertito al buddhismo appena arrivato dalle montagne dell'Himalaya che grazie all'autodisciplina e al controllo assoluto del proprio corpo riesce a lancia. One of the first books I ever read as a kid was Paper Lion by George Plimpton I really enjoyed that book I also love baseball so I thought this book was a natural for me NopeThis book mixed in real coaches and players from the New York Mets from the mid 1980 s with the fictional character of Sidd Finch Sidd raised his head with me on April 1 1985 when Roger Temple wrote an article in Sports Illustrated about a Buddhist monk who the Mets discovered who could throw the baseball 168 mph with complete control I remember how shocking it was to hear about Sidd Even the fastest MLB pitchers only through 105 mph at the most Turns out it was an April Fool s joke The first letter of the first words of the article spelled out April Fools This book was a 275 page extension of the article However like stuffing yourself with candy makes you sick stuffing your reading with all of this fantasy fictional crap made me sick too A little Sid is good This much Sidd is bad

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Potrebbe ritirarsi a meditare oppure mettersi a suonare in un'orchestraTra dibattiti surreali alla radio e in tv spiegazioni paradossali di psicologi biologi storici e giornalisti e addirittura il coinvolgimento della mafia newyorkese Sidd viene travolto dagli eventi Ma grazie all'amicizia con Robert e Debbie Sue un'avvenente surfista innamorata di lui riuscirà a trovare la sua strada. 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 novelAs 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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Re la palla a una velocità impensabile Il suo nome è Sidd Finch le due «d» sono un omaggio a Siddhārtha e il suo talento prodigioso minaccia di sconvolgere l'essenza del gioco del baseballIl mondo dello sport è in subbuglio e i media si scatenano che succederà uando il «Cannone di Kathmandu» indosserà la divisa dei Mets Ma Sidd non ha ancora deciso se diventare un atleta. A Sports Illustrated April Fool s spoof turned into a full length story The title doesn t lie as the book lays out the curious case of an English Buddhist french horn playing rookie pitcher who can throw a baseball at speeds of excess of 160 miles per hour At 90 miles per hour the ball is hard to see At 100 miles per hour the ball begins to rise At 160 miles per hour good luck and prayer won t help you


10 thoughts on “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

  1. says:

    At a time when I followed sports especially baseball a bit thoroughly I remember the famous article detailing the mysterious Sidd Finch in Sports Illustrated 35 years ago the April Fool's Day cover story as it turned out When the novel appeared somewhat later expanding the story by the publishing company I worked for I got a copy It has lingered unread on a shelf with other baseball books I'd read ever since But a global pandemic can cau

  2. says:

    I confess I read the magazine story originally written on April 1 1985from which this book was expanded It was only when I mentioned it to my son who is a walking baseball almanac that I discovered it was a hoax I hope that I have not spoiled the tale for anyone but I did find it entertaining and unusual I have seen it described as humorou

  3. says:

    One of the first books I ever read as a kid was Paper Lion by George Plimpton I really enjoyed that book I also love baseball so I thought this book was a natural for me NopeThis book mixed in real coaches and players from the New York Mets from the mid 1980's with the fictional character of Sidd Finch Sidd raised his head with me on April 1

  4. says:

    A Sports Illustrated April Fool's spoof turned into a full length story The title doesn't lie as the book lays out the curious case of an English Buddhist french horn playing rookie pitcher who can throw a baseball at speeds

  5. says:

    I did not find this a hilarious story by any means but it was very creatively written I liked how it incorporated real peo

  6. says:

    A real charmer uirky clever and very interesting

  7. says:

    Well alas it was as I feared The hype about the book was than the book could deliverThe foreword by Jonathan Ames was delightful and I especially appreciated that the publishers decided to include the original Sports Illustrated arti

  8. says:

    George Plimpton got me It was April Fools' morning 1985 listening to Boston DJ Charles Lauidara's The Big Mattress on WBCN a

  9. says:

    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 novelAs a lover of basebal

  10. says:

    Excellent summer readingSure the plot kind of meandered but I found The Curious Case of Sidd Finch to be a completely char

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