Biopic on Dock Ellis, pitcher famed for 1970 LSD-fueled no-hitter, now in theaters

We've been blogging our excitement about a Kickstartered documentary on psychedelic baseball pitcher Dock Ellis for years -- the film was finished, and opens in theaters this week.

"No No: A Dockumentary" chronicles the amazing life of the "Muhammad Ali of Baseball," and is not to be missed. Ellis was a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates who in 1970 pitched a no-hitter while tripping balls on LSD.

Dock-Ellis561

[HT: Glen E. Friedman, who called Dock a friend.]

dock

Notable Replies

  1. Can anybody explain the phrase "tripping balls?" Is it different from tripping? And what are the balls?

  2. They’re usually the opposite of strikes.

  3. Ah, Dock Ellis. Also ties the record for most hit-batsmen in an inning. 3 in a row baby!

    Reporters say he's lying? Who the hell makes up the lie, 14 years later, that the no-hitter they pitched they were tripping on acid?

  4. I guess I can understand why they think he's lying, but if you've ever done acid (and I'm willing to bet a lot of those sports writers back then hadn't), then his description of how it went down makes perfect sense. He was also on speed, which I'm sure helped too.

Continue the discussion bbs.boingboing.net

6 more replies

Participants