Archive for June, 2010

DOCK ELLIS AND THE NO-NO

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2010 by joshgroom

This is an truly amazing story that I can’t believe Bill Hicks never mentioned…  Or maybe he did and I’ve never heard it…

Either way, Dock Ellis, was a major league pitcher and did something in 1970 that defies any explanation…

Sadly, the great Dock Ellis died last December at 63.  A year before, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America. When we stumbled across that piece this past June, Blagden and Isenberg were inspired to create a short animated film around the original audio.  Check it out…

Here’s Robin Williams’ take on the event…

And a short candid interview with the man himself…

“Wow, what happened to yesterday?”

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