Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dock Ellis: No Hitter On Acid Video

About a month ago, Bittersweet Harvest put up this animated video, made by No Mas and the artist, James Blagden.

"In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter. In the past few years weve heard all too much about performance enhancing drugs from greenies to tetrahydrogestrinone, and not enough about performance inhibiting drugs. If our evaluation of the records of athletes like Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds needs to be revised downwards with an asterisk, we submit that that Dock Ellis record deserves a giant exclamation point. Of the 263 no-hitters ever thrown in the Big Leagues, we can only guess how many were aided by steroids, but we can say without question that only one was ever thrown on acid."

As more and more of the players and fans from that era or anyone with any memory of a Pirates winning season fades further away, it seems more important to remember.

Kids, don't try this at home. I am in no way advocating this--just sayin, this was a moment.

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