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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Dock Ellis Says He Pitched 1970 No-Hitter Under The Influence of LSD
Los Angeles, April 8, 1984- Former Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher Dock Ellis says he was under the influence of LSD when he pitched a 1970 no-hitter against the San Diego Padres.
Ellis, now co-ordinator of an anti drug program in Los Angeles, said he didn't know until six hours before his June 12, 1970 no hitter that he was going to pitch.
"I was in Los Angeles, and the team was playing in San Diego , but I didn't know it. I had taken LSD..... I thought it was an off-day, that's how come I had it in me. I took the LSD at noon. At 1pm, his girlfriend and trip partner looked at the paper and said, "Dock, you're pitching today!"
"That's when it was $9.50 to fly to San Diego. She got me to the airport at 3:30. I got there at 4:30, and the game started at 6:05pm. It was a twi-night doubleheader.
I can only remember bits and pieces of the game. I was psyched. I had a feeling of euphoria.
I was zeroed in on the (catcher's) glove, but I didn't hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters and the bases were loaded two or three times.
The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn't. Sometimes I tried to stare the hitter down and throw while I was looking at him. I chewed my gum until it turned to powder. They say I had about three to four fielding chances. I remember diving out of the way of a ball I thought was a line drive. I jumped, but the ball wasn't hit hard and never reached me."
The Pirates won the game, 2-0, although Ellis walked eight batters. It was the highpoint in the baseball career of one of the finer pitchers of his time, and arguably,one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
All this week on Fuel TV, The Chico Brenes First Hand airs, following him back to his childhood home of Nicaragua with special apperances by Joey Brezinski, Luis Tolentino, Rob G, and Danny Montoya. To celebrate its release, Chico threw a screening at his crib complete with tacos, Red Bull Cola, homies, and girl scout cookies. Big ups to Chico and Jas for the hospitality. Tune in or die bitches!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Saturday, March 7th, roll to Cinespace and cop some drinks and listen to some ill Dj's. Everybody whos anybody will be there. So if your not there, your blowing it. You cant lose. $10 dollars at the door, proceeds go to a good cause. Help some ghetto kids and feel good about yourself. Click on flyer for more info.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Was in Shenzhen, China for Chinese New Years and observed two main constants about this Chinese holiday. The first is, that you can publicly barf in the street and people could care less, and the 2nd is, that Chinese New Years is just an excuse to blow shit up with fireworks for like 5 days straight. Chinos are nuts. A little sample of the festivities.