Ice Cube to Produce Film about Dock Ellis: MLB’s Acid Tripping Pitcher

We have written about people doing extraordinary things while tripping on acid and about LSD helping with certain disorders, but frankly, baseball great Dock Ellis takes the cake.

Forty-seven years ago this week, one of the most important moments in baseball history was made when the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher took to the mound and pitched a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres—while tripping on acid.

Reporters at the game, who learned of Ellis’s feat 10 years later, said they couldn’t believe it.

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Toke Me Out To The Ball Game: HIGH TIMES’ Guide To Lighting Up at MLB Parks

Baseball is back in full swing for another glorious season here in 2017, and pairs perfectly with pot—the game’s played on grass, is it not? Or how about baseball’s opening month being the same as cannabis’ crowning holiday of April 20? Also, the leisurely pace of the game is ideally suited for the drifting, dreamy effects of good weed. 

With baseball, you can space out between pitches or during a boring interval, not like other high-octane sports demanding your constant attention. And what better substance than cannabis to get out there with the game, just as former major league hurler Bill “Spaceman” Lee used to do.

Of course, using pot doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with the whole family-friendly baseball scene, so discretion is often imperative. It’s not like partying at a concert, where artists often encourage—if not outright demand—their audience light up.

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Major-League Stoners: Why Pro Baseball is Full of Marijuana

The pay is so low it should be illegal. The bus rides are so long, they are illegal. And unlike their well-compensated and chartered-flight-riding counterparts in Major League Baseball, minor league ballplayers can’t even get away with smoking marijuana.

Before a minor-leaguer can earn $12,000 a year for a spring and summer of cramming into buses for 13-hour rides with other hopefuls, their pee is tested. An end to that ignominy is just one of the many, many benefits of promotion to the show.

When you’re on a big-league team’s 40-man roster, you can smoke all you want with no fear of discovery via a drug test—and, according to one former professional baseball player, many, many do.

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