ByRalph Varlese, writer at
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Ralph Varlese

No, No: A Dockumentary from 2014, chronicles the life of Dock Ellis. Dock was a MLB baseball pitcher for numerous teams, but spent the defining moments of his career as a Pittsburgh Pirate.

This feature length documentary is a great watch for baseball fans. However, if you aren't a fan of the sport, the movie also tells the story of the struggle for equality the 60s and 70s, as well as the struggle against the drug culture. In addition, it has a fantastic soundtrack that will have you tapping your feet.

During his time in MLB, Dock famously through a no hitter, while on the mind altering drug, LSD. He says he never pitched a game sober, and most of his teammates would agree. in the 70's drugs seemed to be the norm.

In his later years Dock opened up about his addiction, after going through rehab and gaining his sobriety. His ability to over come this, inspires others to do the same and the movie shows how much Dock meant to everyone who knew him.

This documentary is so good, and Dock's story deserves to be made into a Hollywood movie. Ron Howard, who is featured in the documentary would be a great choice to direct and Donald Glover, actor, comedian and musician (Community) would be a smart casting decision, to portray Dock Ellis.

Dock Ellis (Top) Donald Glover (Bottom)
Dock Ellis (Top) Donald Glover (Bottom)

I say "See It" No, No: A Dockumentary is an emotional roller coaster and an enjoyable watch.


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