If Dock Ellis needs a liver, then by God, we’re going get one for him. Between the Flipside staff, readers, drifters we hunt for sport, what have you … someone is a match. And we need to find that someone. And that someone needs to lay down their life for Dock.
The man is American royalty, for fuck’s sake. Not only did he pitch a no-hitter while on acid (yaaawn), but he genuinely tried to bean every last one of the Big Red Machine:
Incensed that the Reds were bullying his Pirates, he hit Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen in succession on May 1, 1974, and tried to hit Tony Perez but missed. After aiming two pitches at Johnny Bench’s head he was pulled.
Everyone needs a hero. And our hero needs a liver. Time to step up to the plate.