These could pass for April Fools’ pranks — but they’re all true

David Ortiz took a selfie with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Credit: Twitter)

David Ortiz took a selfie with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Credit: Twitter)

DENVER — It’s April Fools’ Day, and all the pranksters are out with trying to pass off stories as real.

But there are also some doozy stories Tuesday that could easily be passed off as April Fools’ stories but are in fact true.

For starters, the Boston Red Sox were honored at the White House for winning the World Series title last year. And World Series MVP David Ortiz took a selfie … with Barack Obama. Yes, the President of the United States took a selfie with a member of the Boston Red Sox.

In Boulder, there’s a City Council meeting Tuesday night where the parks department has been asked to provide a report on the feasibility of building a database of DNA that can then be used against samples of … dog waste as a way to clean up Boulder’s open space — and to track down those who don’t clean up after their pooch.

In New York, a first-generation American teenager decided to apply to all eight of the prestigious, elite — and difficult — Ivy League schools. And last week after receiving one last email, Kwasi Enin found out he had been accepted to all eight, an extremely rare accomplishment.

It’s Election Day in Deer Trail, and the voters are being asked whether or not they are in favor of … shooting down drones. All in the name of raising a little bit of money for the cash-strapped town on the Plains.

Finally, there is Don Baylor, the first manager of the Rockies. He’s now the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and before his first game with them, he broke his leg … while catching a ceremonial first pitch.

But there is one story Tuesday that thankfully is not true, but RTD gets a nice A for effort: