“Game called on account of ‘Can’t feel my face.'”

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This is more of a link than a post, because there’s not a ton I can really add to this without appearing to endorse the content. But let me say this much:

  • Doc Ellis’ LSD-aided no-hitter of June 12, 1970 is one of baseball’s weirdest feats;
  • The linked story that is sort of about it is from A.J. Daulerio at Deadspin, so you’re right to think it may be slightly gonzo; and
  • I really, really hate it when a ricotta pizza tries to attack me too.

Anyway, it’s a good story about video games, pizza, history and lysergic acid diethylamide that, under no circumstances whatsoever should you try to replicate at home. And not just because there is no need for any drug in this world apart from some top-end liquor taken in moderation, though that should be reason alone.

The Phillies signed Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal

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Scott Lauber of the Philly Inquirer reports that the Phillies have agreed to terms with infielder Danny Espinosa. He’ll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This will be Espinosa’s fourth organization this year, as he has spent time under contract with the Yankees, Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2018, being released by all three teams after a few weeks. He last appeared in the big leagues in 2017, hitting a mere .173/.245/.278 in 93 games for the Angels, Mariners and Rays. He hit 20 homers a couple of times way back in the day, though, and I guess that — and the humility to accept minor league assignments — will earn you shots if you’re a good guy and you’re in decent shape.