Topic: Drugs

August 21, 2012

Melky Cabrera is not Manny Ramirez, in any number of ways. But the currently disgraced Giants outfielder could learn a lot about what to do, and what not to do, from his similarly free-spirited big league predecessor.

August 10, 2012

As you celebrate your nation's Olympic glory, spare a thought for the French. At time of typing, their eight gold medals and 29 in total leaves them trailing Germany, and they're way behind their cross-channel rivals, who have 25 golds and 54 altogether. In such trying times, one's thoughts inevitably turn to past glories. Luckily for France, they have one of the greatest heroes there has ever been: Asterix. 

August 3, 2012

A teaser from Matt Roebuck's fascinating The Other Olympics—a tour of 13 international competitions ranging from the World Transplant (as in organ) Games to WorldSkills (as in welding and network administration).

June 29, 2012

"No No: A Dockumentary," is a documentary project about Dock Ellis. You know, probably, that Dock pitched a no-hitter while frying on LSD. But, as producer Chris Cortez explains in this interview, "No No" is dedicated to telling the rest of Dock's story. As usual, the forgotten, human-scale stuff around the legend is the best part.

May 3, 2012

Albert Pujols takes a psychedelic journey, asks to wear Jerry Reuss's shirt for a little while. Brett Lawrie tapes 40-ounces of Mickey's to his hands, posts pictures of it online. These are actually reasonable responses to a world in which the Baltimore Orioles are playing very good baseball.

March 26, 2012

One video of the Miami Marlins garish home run nightmare machine. One bit of druggy-ish rock and roll. One prescription for 100% drug-free, safe-for-work Monday vision questage.

March 12, 2012

Dock Ellis, a very good Major League pitcher best remembered for very awesomely throwing a 1970 no-hitter while frying on acid, would have turned 67 today. As a gift, we present a great video about Dock's lysergic no-no, and news of a more ambitious Dock Ellis film project.

February 24, 2012

Ryan Braun's PED suspension was overturned, and a bunch of older tough guys got really angry-sad about it. Only one of those things is worth feeling bad about.

February 9, 2012

However fumblingly or idiosyncratically or irresponsibly, Ricky Williams is looking for truth, and that search never really stopped being at odds with his professional football career. John Keats would've understood.

January 19, 2012

Men's college lacrosse players lead the field in terms of using/abusing every available drug, a new NCAA survey found. That explains the loud high-fiving sound you kept hearing earlier today, then. Two veteran lacrosse observers discuss this disturbing non-news.