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Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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Some of you might be old enough to remember a time when for one admission at the movie theater, you got a double feature, a cartoon, and maybe a short subject. Welcome back. This week I finally had a chance to watch No No: A Dockumentary, about the life and wild times of Dock Ellis, […]

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Here’s the dope on the upcoming film festival hosted at the Baseball Hall of Fame from Sept. 19-21. The following events all take place in the Grandstand Theater. Blurbs come from the Hall of Fame press release. Following a reception at 5 p.m., The festival gets under way with an introductory discussion and opening film– […]

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The New York Times ran this article in the front section about trying to find a way to make maple bats more shatter-resistant. I don’t know what David Wright uses, but in the Wednesday night game, his bat broke against his head on a swing. Yikes. He didn’t even get out of the batter’s box […]

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Born this date: * 1868 – Sol White, Negro League infielder and manager; Hall of Fame (d. 1955)  Sol White’s History of Colored Baseball with Other Documents on the Early Black Game, 1886-1936 * 1950 – Richard Ben Cramer, author (d. 2013) Joe DiMaggio : The Hero’s Life What Do You Think of Ted Williams […]

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Dock Ellis, perhaps baseball’s trippiest pitcher, was born this date in 1945. Here‘s the entry I posted upon his untimely death in 2008. And a Robin Williams homage to Ellis’ most impressive feat: pitching a no-hitter while on LSD. The pitcher collaborated with the eminent Donald Hall on Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball […]

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* What was up, Dock?

December 1, 2009 · 2 comments

Very cool animation. Form VeryShortList.com: There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about baseball and the use of performance-enhancing drugs, but consider this: In 1970, one major leaguer threw a no-hitter while high on acid and Benzedrine. Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No is the hilarious animated short that tells this truly incredible tale. Featuring narration […]

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The last timne I went on vacation, I returned to the news that Bobby Murcer had died. This time, it’s Dock Ellis. (Just goes to show that I can’t go away for a minute.) The former Pittsburgh Pirate, who admitted to tossing his 1970 no-hitter against the San Diego Padres under the influence of LSD, […]

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The man who claims to have pitched a no-hitter under the influence of LSD turns 63 today. Ellis played for 12 seasons (1968-79) with the Pirates, Yankees, A’s, Rangers and Mets, compiling a 138-199 record. He collaborated with author Donald Hall on his autobiography in 1976. The Amazon Report: Dock Ellis in the Country of […]

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