Ellis, D

by Caleb Groh

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June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD, and the Pirates beat the Padres 2-0.
A song off the Semi-Pro Records album.

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Crazy Dock got a day off
Plane lands, he pops a blotter
Thursday seeps into Friday
Praise sweet greenie, the Alma Mater

Wake up baby, you wake up
Look light and lost in the eyes
Omnipresent speed in the major league
Outran conviction at the time

Who's that pitching' a no-no?
King of Curlers and the Duke of Dime
'70 was good to #17
But the game was a blank spot in his mind
Nixon narrates the pitching'
Hendricks couldn't have stole the show
Dock walks 8, hits one, strikes six out and Pittsburgh wins 2-0

Low fog shelf over San Diego
Catcher Jerry May flashes the fingers
Ball bigger than Tahitian sunset
Crowd sounds louder than The Hutchinson Singers

Big League Chewing' the abyss
Bet you can't ball like this
My career could've ended here
Got FOLK LORE written on my fists

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released 04 May 2015
Caleb Groh

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Caleb Groh Nashville, Tennessee

Caleb Groh (pronounced GROW) howls melodic folk songs about historical and biblical figures in fictional contexts, anthropomorphism, coffee, mythology, and the love of throws as opposed to the throes of love. Caleb won a Boston Music Award for Folk Artist of the Year in 2012. ... more

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