13 November 2009

Baseball and LSD, count me in

I hate baseball. And being from St. Louis, that is truly a Cardinal sin. Watching the game is boring, listening to it on the radio is tolerable, going to a game in person is meh. It moves too slow and over an entire game, there might be one minute of excitement for me.

On the other hand, I love people. It's amazing the amount of diversity on the planet. Every human has differing perspectives, unique beliefs, their life has provided them with an array of experience that is theirs and only theirs. Everyone has a story to tell -- it's just a matter of presenting it in an interesting and informative manner.

Last night a friend sent me a link to an animated clip, Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No. Baseball might be stupid, but Dock's story, which has been animated, is quite fascinating and entertaining as well. This clip is well worth the less-than five minutes of your time it will eat up.

Sadly, the great Dock Ellis died last December at 63. A year before, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America. When we stumbled across that piece this past June, Blagden and Isenberg were inspired to create a short animated film around the original audio.


  1. I love baseball but hate people.

    That animation was cool, though.

  2. Dude, this was awesome!
    I agree baseball is lame-o.

  3. It strikes me as strange that Anonymous Communist said 'I love baseball but hate people'.... without people who (what?) would be playing baseball?
    I also don't like baseball. Your dad & I agree that even if the Cardinals came to play in our yard we still wouldn't want to watch.

  4. I love to PLAY baseball/softball - but would rather spend money on ice cream then on a baseball ticket - for the same reasons.



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