Last year, we decided to post an April Fool's Day blog post. We were inspired by Zappos post claiming to sue Disney for the title of being the Happiest Place on Earth.
The post we did was about a pair of glasses we called UmpVision. The beauty of the made-up product was that it was to automatically detect balls-and-strikes. I wrote the article on the cusp of being believable. In fact, many people did believe it.
We received numerous requests to try out the new goggles. I felt bad about that and having to tell some umpires who didn't see that coming that it was "April Fool's!".
I considered writing another for this year, but a combination of lack of time and not wanting to offend anyone again kept me from doing so.
The biggest candidate for a story was the launching of an "Adopt-A-Zebra" campaign. Could that have been remotely believable? Or funny? Maybe neither.
I will, however, let you ponder where that could have gone. If I had written it, I don't think it would have been as good as the UmpVision goggles joke from last year. So I'll re-post that link and simply wish you a Happy April 1st instead.
Posted by Jim Kirk, CEO/President of Ump-Attire.com and avid fan of sports and sports officials everywhere. Find Jim on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
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