I’m not a big fan of April Fools’ jokes, partly because they’re not funny and partly because the last thing America needs right now is more information intended to fool people. What we need is a break from stories that are too crazy to be true. But I’m mostly not a fan because the whole tradition should have been dropped once George Plimpton wrote his epic Sports Illustrated piece: The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch. The clue was right there in the subhead, but man did this story fly around my school when I was a kid. “He’s a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd’s deciding about yoga—and his future in baseball.”