So, how’d your April Fools’ Day go? Ours, pretty fun. Don’t know if you noticed or not, but the ‘Net went apecrap (it’s a word NOW, Grammarphile) with prankery and foolishness yesterday. I think we can all now proclaim the Rick Roll as dead.
Our favorite had to be this blurb about David Blaine. Blaine and Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez were going to Miami to sign books written by Selena Roberts, the Sports Illustrated reporter who wrote about A-Rod’s alleged steroid use. Instead, their flight from Colorado was canceled because of snow. But that’s not the good part.
According to the post, a New York radio station broke the news that Blaine would be part of the opening day festivities at the new Yankee Stadium:
“He made reference to a Vertigo II event featuring Arod levitating in a wheelchair above the pitcher’s mound throwing out the Yankee Stadium first pitch. ‘It’s a once in a blue moon happening,’ the Brooklyn native told 100.3, ‘and we want to make it the most memorable stadium opening ever.’ It has been rumored that Blaine will serve as the stadium announcer for the Yanks opening day as Bob Sheppard is probably retired.”
According to the “post,” Blaine and Rodriguez do yoga together, and Blaine is teaching magic to the slugger. Hilarious. Also, an official announcement about all this is supposed to come on April 4, Blaine’s birthday. Which means — despite all reasonable thought to the contrary — that all this is real. In that case, just remember: We broke the news first! Booyah!