Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It was 37 years ago..



On June 12, 1970, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter.

While under the influence of LSD.

6 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

Thanks for sharing that!

anandamide said...

I don't know what's better, the story itself or the fact that it was originally printed in "Lysergic World". I'm going to get a subscription. That'll keep the mailman from making small talk.....

BeckEye said...

Yeah! That's how we roll in the 'Burgh!

Beth said...

That's pretty darn cool.

Grant Miller said...

That's messed up. I wonder if Barry Bonds has ever played a game while under the influence of a controlled substance.

Bubs said...

Mr. Miller, you've come up with a great question, along the lines of "could God make a rock so big that He could not move it?"

Which wins: LSD-inspired pitching or HGH/steroid-fueled batting?

Beth, better living through chemicals, right?

Beckeye, I am impressed. You've given us all George Romero AND a no-hitter on LSD. Who could ask for more?

Anan, thanks for visiting! It's too bad "Lysergic World" was a one shot commemorative edition.

Johnny, just make sure your son knows that LSD is only for PRO ballplayers and will NOT improve the pitching of youngsters.