Thursday April 14th, 2011

“Oh, wow. What happened to yesterday?”

I embedded this video last summer, but I see no reason not to embed it again. In fact, you’re lucky I don’t repost it every day. I’ve just put on the Backlist a review of Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball by poet Donald Hall. Ellis was a pitcher in the 1970s who once threw a no-hitter while still feeling some effects of an LSD trip. After he retired from baseball, he spent quite a bit of time counseling about the dangers of drugs, and he died in 2008 after suffering from cirrhosis due to alcoholism. Not long before he died, he gave an interview, part of which was brilliantly animated by James Blagden and turned into the video below. Enjoy: