Day 14: Dock Ellis Day

I could bore you with the fact that my friend Nick joined me this afternoon in watching the cinematic classic House Party...but I won't. Especially since we spent a majority of the movie quoting dialogue and laughing at lines we'd heard a thousand times over.

Ya'll sound like a set of bookends.


[Illustration by Xavier Payne]

Instead, let's focus on the importance of this day (June 12) in history as it was on this day in 1970 that the Pittsburgh Pirates' Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.


Here's my man Todd Snider with his take on the event.


For those of you with Netflix, there's an excellent documentary about Dock Ellis available to stream called No No: A Dockumentary. Check it out sometime.


The Summer of Tim continues...

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