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(CrushPlate)   44 years ago Dock Ellis no-hit the Padres high on LSD. "I chewed my gum until it turned to powder. I started having a crazy idea in the fourth inning that Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire"   (crushplate.com) divider line 41
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2014-06-14 10:36:44 AM  
The batters were probably terrified of getting hit. I think he had 8 walks because he was throwing the ball all over the place.
 
2014-06-14 10:56:39 AM  
Just remembering the pic of him leaving office and going on the helicopter, if Nixon was the home plate umpire wouldn't the count always be 2-2?
 
2014-06-14 11:10:47 AM  
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-14 11:29:05 AM  
This is sufficient reason to put Doc in the HoF.
 
2014-06-14 12:29:31 PM  

jaylectricity: The batters were probably terrified of getting hit. I think he had 8 walks because he was throwing the ball all over the place.


They had sufficient reason to be terrified. He once attempted to hit every batter in the Cincinnati Reds' lineup. He got the first three, then walked the next two, throwing behind them, and then was pulled from the game.

He was one of my favorite pitchers when I was a kid.
 
2014-06-14 12:41:01 PM  
The legend of this game gets better with each retelling, doesn't it?
 
2014-06-14 12:46:18 PM  
Difficulty:  bat country
 
2014-06-14 01:05:03 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14
 
2014-06-14 01:18:34 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The legend of this game gets better with each retelling, doesn't it?


i174.photobucket.com

/haven't had first coffee
 
2014-06-14 01:28:18 PM  
Too bad nobody has video of this game.
 
2014-06-14 01:37:28 PM  
This again?
 
2014-06-14 02:00:30 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: This again?


Are you kidding? Some of us consider this a national holiday.
 
2014-06-14 02:02:28 PM  

CoonAce: Too bad nobody has video of this game.


Also, I read that as "Too bad nobody has made a video game of this." Which, by my reckoning, would be pretty farking awesome.
 
2014-06-14 02:04:09 PM  
What a trip.
 
2014-06-14 02:07:09 PM  
i once took lsd and walked down to the local basketball park.   there were two pretty good players i knew waiting for the 5 on 5 games to start.   we decided to play a game of 21.   it was the only time i ever played and won 21 to 0 to 0.   i can't remember missing a shot and the rebound always seem to bounce straight to me.
 
2014-06-14 02:11:05 PM  
yes, realize a rebound would be impossible if no missed shots :)
 
2014-06-14 02:16:05 PM  

DrBenway: CoonAce: Too bad nobody has video of this game.

Also, I read that as "Too bad nobody has made a video game of this." Which, by my reckoning, would be pretty farking awesome.


Does playing MLB the show 14 stoned count?
 
2014-06-14 02:22:39 PM  
Oh please! It was against the  Padres.  Eric Show could throw a no hitter against the Padres....today.

/Pads suck
//Padres fan
 
2014-06-14 02:22:41 PM  

mad22river: i once took lsd and walked down to the local basketball park.   there were two pretty good players i knew waiting for the 5 on 5 games to start.   we decided to play a game of 21.   it was the only time i ever played and won 21 to 0 to 0.   i can't remember missing a shot and the rebound always seem to bounce straight to me.


Meanwhile, those two other guys are actually still trying to get that frisbee off of the roof.
 
2014-06-14 02:22:43 PM  
For your listening pleasure, the lovely Barbara Manning tells the tale:

Official video from "Baseball Trilogy"
 
2014-06-14 02:52:46 PM  

mad22river: i once took lsd and walked down to the local basketball park.   there were two pretty good players i knew waiting for the 5 on 5 games to start.   we decided to play a game of 21.   it was the only time i ever played and won 21 to 0 to 0.   i can't remember missing a shot and the rebound always seem to bounce straight to me.


When I was 16, my best friend was playing a gig in a country-western bar. I used to sit in the adjoining restaurant and listen to music and play pinball. One night, the bar owner's son hooked a bottle from the bar, and we went back into the living quarters of the place and got totally shiat-faced. I went back out, and turned that pinball machine over twice on one ball. You've heard the song "God's Own Drunk", well that was me. I have never duplicated that performance since.
 
2014-06-14 03:23:21 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The legend of this game gets better with each retelling, doesn't it?


It's just like a fish story.  Wonder if he would have a better chance against Reggie Jackson in that All-Star game if he had been on LSD.

/assuming he wasn't
//probably a dangerous proposition
///he probably was on something
 
2014-06-14 04:18:37 PM  

CoonAce: Too bad nobody has video of this game.


I have it, but I'm holding out until "going viral" stops being a thing.
 
2014-06-14 04:47:35 PM  

CoonAce: Too bad nobody has video of this game.


I heard that the MLB does, but they refuse to release it.  Though that may just be an urban legend.
 
2014-06-14 04:51:30 PM  

Ted_Crisp: CoonAce: Too bad nobody has video of this game.

I heard that the MLB does, but they refuse to release it.  Though that may just be an urban legend.


I'm 90% certain they do.
 
2014-06-14 05:31:39 PM  

JameZZ82: Oh please! It was against the  Padres.  Eric Show could throw a no hitter against the Padres....today.

/Pads suck
//Padres fan


Yeah, if he wasn't dead.
 
2014-06-14 05:32:34 PM  
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:  , and turned that pinball machine over twice on one ball.

You brought me back to my Ute with this term.I too was a wizard when I was a lad.

I still have game as long as I can play that thing without it tilting.

/Liked the Adams Family
 
2014-06-14 05:34:27 PM  
W.C.fields forever:
/Liked the Adams Family

*Snaps fingers twice*
 
2014-06-14 05:53:16 PM  

Krustofsky: It's just like a fish story


I went fishing on acid a long time ago. Sat on the dock for hours and caught a catfish every 5 minutes (swore it was the same one each time). All my two buddy's did was pace the dock and play with the bait.
 
2014-06-14 05:54:39 PM  

SkylineRecords: JameZZ82: Oh please! It was against the  Padres.  Eric Show could throw a no hitter against the Padres....today.

/Pads suck
//Padres fan

Yeah, if he wasn't dead.


thatsthejoke.jpeg
 
2014-06-14 06:01:51 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: pinball


Used to beat this one regularly.
/lawn off

i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-14 06:37:22 PM  
I'm waiting for the 50th anniversary so I can trip again.

/I watched Doc pitch
//I'm old
///go bucs
////not sure if I'm serious about tripping again... maybe... just to hear the colors
 
2014-06-14 07:39:44 PM  

JameZZ82: Oh please! It was against the  Padres.  Eric Show could throw a no hitter against the Padres....today.

/Pads suck
//Padres fan


All this.
 
2014-06-14 07:40:06 PM  
We were lucky enough to get Bucky Dent this January as speaker for our Hot Stove Banquet.  There were two very interesting tidbits I took away from the discussion.

First, before the banquet we had a panel/roundtable at the museum, and Trot Nixon asked him what pitchers he really feared facing.  He said Ryan was impossible to time, and thus impossible to hit, but you were never worried that he was going to kill you with a pitch.  Bucky said he feared Bob Gibson (Gibson apparently almost gave him a nose job in a spring game one year) above every other pitcher...except Dock.  Dock was his own teammate in 1977, but apparently Dock was just that crazy.

The other great moment was when he was asked about clowns and jokers.  Someone brought up the infamous Oscar Gamble quote.  Dent said, "that wasn't even close to the strangest thing he ever said in the clubhouse."
 
2014-06-14 08:11:44 PM  

upndn: I'm waiting for the 50th anniversary so I can trip again.

/I watched Doc pitch
//I'm old
///go bucs
////not sure if I'm serious about tripping again... maybe... just to hear the colors


get shrooms, go camping, win.
 
2014-06-14 08:25:35 PM  

neuroflare: upndn: I'm waiting for the 50th anniversary so I can trip again.

/I watched Doc pitch
//I'm old
///go bucs
////not sure if I'm serious about tripping again... maybe... just to hear the colors

get shrooms, go camping, win.


Thanx for the arm twist.

/you can play on my mountain
 
2014-06-14 09:28:40 PM  

JameZZ82: SkylineRecords: JameZZ82: Oh please! It was against the  Padres.  Eric Show could throw a no hitter against the Padres....today.

/Pads suck
//Padres fan

Yeah, if he wasn't dead.

thatsthejoke.jpeg


I realized that after I posted. I was just watching a special on the '84 Padres. I love the story about Bruce Bochy making fun of Ed Whitson for having a rug on in the pool.
 
2014-06-15 12:32:30 AM  

DrBenway: Contrabulous Flabtraption: This again?

Are you kidding? Some of us consider this a national holiday.


Damn straight.

/Pgher
//old
 
2014-06-15 08:07:55 AM  

neuroflare: upndn: I'm waiting for the 50th anniversary so I can trip again.

/I watched Doc pitch
//I'm old
///go bucs
////not sure if I'm serious about tripping again... maybe... just to hear the colors

get shrooms, go camping, win.


Have shrooms, going camping, winning.
 
2014-06-15 09:49:03 PM  
When I dropped and played pool I was damn near unbeatable.
 
2014-06-16 12:09:43 AM  

CoonAce: Too bad nobody has video of this game.


Supposedly there was a funny incident where the batter hit a bloopy shot into the ground which rolled harmlessly toward the mound, and Doc dove hard out of the way as if it was a line drive. The catcher had to hustle to the ball to get the out, but that's pretty funny, watching a pitcher react hysterically to absolutely nothing.
 
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