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A good friend of Burnt Orange Report and local progressive, Mike Blizzard, has been hard at work for the past few years on a documentary about Dock Ellis, the MLB pitcher best known for claiming to have thrown a no-hitter while high on LSD. Less well known is that he spent the last 25 years of his life as a drug counselor in Southern California. As the Kickstarter page for the film, Dock Ellis "was an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights in sports, when black athletes were no longer content to accept second-class treatment or keep their mouths shut about indignities." Very cool.
One of the outtakes from the massive amount of footage of friends and colleagues of Dock's is a great clip of his friend Al Rambo, one of his closest friends, taking about the opportunity Dock got to vote for Barack Obama in 2008 shortly before he passed away. Check out the clip:
Bliz and friends have been running a Kickstarter to finish the film. In kind of crappy news, a friend of Bliz's -- a die-hard Republican -- saw the clip and withdrew his $300 contribution to the Kickstarter. If you'd like to help make it back up, please consider making acontribution.
Update 8:10 pm: Bliz informs me via email that the Republican friend changed his mind and doubled his donation. No reason y'all can't give as well, but at least this story has a happy ending.
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