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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Tribute to the Deceased Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis died on Friday but the news was overshadowed over the weekend by the busy sports schedule. I didn’t know who Ellis was until I was playing in a fantasy baseball league with a team named after him. After that, it was pretty easy to find out what made him famous. The guy threw a no-hitter while high on LSD, aka acid for the youthful souls. The Wiz of Odds passes along a few great videos of Ellis, the first tells the story behind is no-hitter on acid. It’s better if you just watch than if I describe the story. Believe me, once you hear it, you’ll really be shaking your head.

My teammates knew I was high, but they didn’t know what I was high on! And here’s video of the legendary blast he gave up to Reggie Jackson in the 1971 All-Star Game at Detroit, also passed along by The Wiz.

Maybe Barry Zito should give it some consideration …



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