January 25, 2010

Seen: Doc Ellis and the LSD No-No

Currently airing at the Sundance Film Festival is the animated short Doc Ellis and the LSD No-No, the presumably true story of the late Doc Ellis pitching a no-hitter for the 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates... while high on LSD. 

In the doping era it's nice to see a baseball player on what would normally be considered performance de-enhancing drugs -- except they produced the opposite result. Apparently baseball is just not a sport to play straight -- Ellis also proclames "over 90%" of players were using stimulants in his era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65HDFa_jOhM

Animated by James Blagden. The rest of the 2010 Sundance shorts are also available on YouTube (conveniently compiled at Short of the Week).

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