November 14, 2009

Dock Ellis And The LSD No-No

On June 12, 1970, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis took the mound in San Diego while high on LSD.

A video from No Mas and James Blagden.



Ellis:
I started having a crazy idea in the fourth inning that Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire, and once I thought I was pitching a baseball to Jimi Hendrix, who to me was holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate.
The audio in the video comes from an interview Ellis did with NPR shortly before his death last December.

6 comments:

Patrick said...

Amazing!

Sometimes PEDs are just...just great.

Amy said...

Of course, I am feeling skeptical after the Yankee Sucks post. Is this for real???

wardo said...

The video's even better in stereo on headphones. Seriously.

tim said...

Love this story, great video too.

I'll bet he was listed on some list at some point as "Ellis, D."

;)

Ish said...

Greinke Cy Young! WOOT.

L-girl said...

"Ellis, D."

How can it be that I've never thought of this before??