An April Fools thought:
Can I get other bloggers
To post this same card?
|1988 Score #555 Phil Niekro|
A few months ago, I had an idea. In keeping with my "Jester" namesake, I decided I wanted to try and pull a prank. I wanted to do something that other members of blogging community could get in on - a sort of twist on the blog bat-a-round concept. I thought it would be funny to get as many bloggers as I could to all do a post on April 1st focusing on the exact same card. I had in my mind this mental image of a blog reader going through their routine of favored blogs and realizing something was up.
I started out emailing the handful of bloggers I actually had email address of. I also put out a cryptic forum post on the TCDB. The response was fantastic, well beyond what I could have possible have hoped for! A lot of bloggers were eager to participate. Other than myself, no one else knew exactly who else was involved, or how many would there be.
As far as the card choice goes, I looked up athletes born on April 1st, and immediately settled on the Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. By choosing his "sunset" card, I figured that would give my fellow bloggers numerous ideas for posts - I gave everyone complete creative control as to what they posted. They could do whatever they wanted as long as this card shone in all its golden beauty!
So now we play the waiting game! Throughout the day we should be seeing more and more Phil Niekros. I'm going to try and update this post as blogs are revealed and link all the participating blogs. If I end up missing anyone, let me know!
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