Even now, the day after, I'm in awe. I never thought my April Fools "prank" would work as well as it did! To everyone who participated, a huge thank you!
By my count, 26 bloggers participated (including myself). I only had contact with 21 other writers, so seeing other blogs jump in was nothing short of phenomenal! The posts were amazing - running from true anecdotes to pranks-within-the-prank. I think we all learned a lot more about Mr. Niekro than we ever thought possible. Again, if I missed any, please let me know!
I had 3 real goals with this. First, I wanted to see my blog rolls filled with 1988 Score Phil Niekros. As Chris from The Collector can attest, that was a success:
I was also hoping to hear about an unsuspecting reader and their realization about what was unfolding. I got my validation late last night with this comment:
Lastly, and most importantly, I wanted to spread some smiles and good humor during these trying times. I would like to believe we accomplished that to great success too. We're a community of bloggers, and most of us haven't met in real life. We're a textbook case for social distancing. Stuff like this brings us closer as a group, and despite the lack of communication outside of the card collecting scene, I consider each of you as friends. You're all amazing, and I'm grateful for you.
So again, a sincere and heart felt thank you to all who were involved. I couldn't have done it without you! (Oh, and just a warning, I already have an idea percolating for next year!)
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