So apparently, National Tell a Story Day is a thing. And it happens on 27 April, which is during baseball season. Barely, but it is. (National Tell a Lie Day, however, is not; it’s just a shade early, because it’s during the first week of April.)
The local minor league baseball team’s PR guys get full points for figuring this out. The Akron Rubber Ducks are having “Brian Williams’ Pants-on-Fire Night” on 27 April, for National Tell a Story Day. The first pitch will be thrown out by someone named Brian Williams (anyone with that name is welcome to show up and apply for the chance). A local with that name will read tall tales during the game. The first 100 fans will receive suspenders. There will be on-field contests between innings, such as “To Tell the Truth” and “Two Truths and a Brian Williams” (aka Two Truths and a Lie). And they’ll be burning a pair of pants at some point during the game.
I may just have to take myself to see a game and enjoy all of the festivities!