Drugs have a bad reputation but the truth is, they’re awesome. Today we celebrate Doc Ellis day to prove this point.
For those of you who don’t know, Mr Ellis was a pro baseball player who while being very outspoken for equal rights, was also the guy you wanted at your party.
There are various accounts of what happened on June 12th 1970 but the short version is that homie was high as fuck on LSD (acid) and remembered “Oh damn, I gotta play ball.” While most mortals would have called in, this pimp stepped up to the mound and threw a no hitter.
Okay, so most of you aren’t sports fans so you might not understand why this is such a big deal so let me explain. Throwing a no hitter mears that no one hit the ball and it’s rare as hell. Most pro’s never pull it off in their lives let alone while being high as fuck.
Some of the reporters at the game claim it’s bullshit but other than Hunter Thompson (who started off as a sports writer), how the hell would they know what someone looks like while they’re tripping? Not to mention that Doc Ellis was always high…
Listen kids, life is short and suffering is inevitable so we might as well have fun with it. Drugs are not the end all be all but damn if the right substances at the right time can’t add a bit of flavor and color. Just please be safe, I need all the readers I can get.
Oh, and happy birthday to my new Sous Chef Matt, I look forward to teaching you kid.