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Dock Ellis says he was on LSD when he threw a no-hitter in 1970 for the Pirates


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All jokes aside, Ellis' antics in general are good for a laugh

 

They don't seem to make them like him and Spaceman Lee any more (Carl "No Dinosaurs" Everett maybe, but he wasn't as much fun)

 

 

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Get out of here. Next someone is going to tell me the Earth is round. pffft.

 

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Someone on this forum used to have an awesome flashing Ellis avatar. Probably one of my favorites.

 

In related news, acid has been placed on the banned substances list and all players will be undergoing spinal taps.

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I don't think I'd ever heard this, but I think it's pretty funny. Does that make me a bad baseball fan?

 

All I can think of is that scene from Apocalypse Now --

 

 

"Know that last tab of acid I had?"

"Yeah"

"I just dropped it."

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My favorite Dock Ellis story:

 

"On May 1, 1974, he tied a major league record by hitting three batters in a row. In spring training that year, Ellis sensed the Pirates had lost the aggressiveness that drove them to three straight division titles from 1970 to 1972. Furthermore, the team now seemed intimidated by Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine."

 

Ellis single-handedly decided to break the Pirates out of their emotional slump, announcing that "We gonna get down. We gonna do the do. I'm going to hit these mother #$%$#." True to his word, in the first inning of the first regular-season game he pitched against the Reds, Ellis hit leadoff batter Pete Rose in the ribs, then plunked Joe Morgan in the kidney, and loaded the bases by hitting Dan Driessen in the back. Tony Perez, batting cleanup, dodged a succession of Ellis' pitches to walk and force in a run. The next hitter was Johnny Bench. "I tried to deck him twice," Ellis recalled. "I threw at his jaw, and he moved. I threw at the back of his head, and he moved." At this point, Pittsburgh manager Danny Murtaugh removed Ellis from the game. But his strategy worked: the Pirates snapped out of their lethargy to win a division title in 1974, while the Reds failed to win their division for the first time in three years."

 

 

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I don't think I'd ever heard this, but I think it's pretty funny. Does that make me a bad baseball fan?

 

All I can think of is that scene from Apocalypse Now --

 

 

"Know that last tab of acid I had?"

"Yeah"

"I just dropped it."

"Hey Lance, I mean.. what's the matter with you? You've been acting kinda funny."

 

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I wonder if Dock is Gary Daley Jr.'s uncle or something. From the Brevard County game the other day:

 

Brevard County Bottom 5th

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Pitcher Change: Gary DaleyJr. replaces Brandon Dickson.

Charlie Fermaint hit by pitch. Taylor Green scores. Chuckie Caufield to 3rd. Stephen Chapman to 2nd.

Kenny Holmberg hit by pitch. Chuck Caufield scores. Stephen Chapman to 3rd. Charlie Fermaint to 2nd.

Jimmy Mojica hit by pitch. Stephen Chapman scores. Charlie Fermaint to 3rd. Kenny Holmberg to 2nd.

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