In a surprising holiday weekend treat, The New York Times in its sports section today hails the historical and cultural attention gained in recent years by a one of the infamous events in baseball history: the day free-spirited Pittsburgh Pirates righthander Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter after taking L.S.D.
You may be amazed at the lack of finger-wagging or reminders that acid was illegal and perhaps bad for you. Well, it certainly didn’t hurt Dock that day.
I’ve featured the popular and wacky animated video here in the past — with Dock providing the narration himself, from a radio interview (we learn today) done shortly before his death — but did not know it was shown at Sundance this year. So, without further ado, here it is: