like baseball on acid

In 1970, Pitsburgh Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. These are pretty rare beasts indeed – since that year there’s been an average of only three per season, spread out amongst 29 teams, each playing 162 games – but Doc’s was special. Why? Because he threw it under the influence of LSD. Ellis later reported that he was able to zero in on his catcher’s glove by following the comet trail left in the wake of each pitch. I’d like to think that as Doc wound up for every throw, his torso coarsing with hallucinogens, this kind of scene was playing out before his bloodshot eyes.

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  1. fucking awesome