Psychedelic Club @ Boston Rats
In this cosmic baseball game, Leary and Bulger are the starting pitchers for their respective teams. Did the fact that James Bulger experienced the effects of the drug LSD before Timothy Leary have an impact on this game?
In 1957, Bulger, serving a 20-year sentence for bank robbery in the federal prison in Atlanta, volunteered to be an LSD test subject (Reference: "Contract between Department of Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine and Human Volunteers at U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia" signed by James Bulger on August 6, 1957.) Bulger's first LSD trip took place in Atlanta on August 12, 1957.
That same year, Leary published a book called The Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality. Leary had not yet become a global advertiser for LSD. After earlier experimentations with the drugs psilocybin and mescaline, Leary's first LSD trip took place in December, 1961.
In 1965, Bulger was released from jail and went on to become an iconic Boston gangster. That same year, Leary, now an icon of the contemporary cultural scene, was jailed for marijuana possession.
In reality, right now, Leary is dead and Bulger is back in jail.
Did the 1957 LSD tests that Bulger volunteered for at the Atlanta jail make him a better person?
After serving nine years of his 20-year sentence, the 26 year-old James Bulger was released from federal custody at 10:55 AM on March 1, 1965. He had been away for a long time...a lot had happened in Boston and in the United States. For one thing, the psychedelic age had emerged, inspired in part by Leary's work with criminal inmates at a state prison in Massachusetts.
In December 1965, nine months after James Bulger was released from federal prison in Louisburg, Pennsylvania, Timothy Leary was arrested in Laredo, Texas.
|H Paul Rico||1B|
Inn. 1: PsychClub [Starter] JamesBulger Barron 7 . . . Lovell K . . . Alpert K . . . Inn. 1: BostonRats [Starter] Leary HowieWinter 3UN . . . DonaldKilleen 2B . X . KevinWeeks K . X . WP X . . JohnConnolly 9 X . . Inn. 2: PsychClub Stanley K . . . Weil 2B . X . Smith 1B X . X Metzner K X . X Hancock BB X X X Leary 6-4 F X . X Inn. 2: BostonRats FrankSalemme K . . . StevenFlemmi E-5 . . X HPaulRico 4-6-3 DP . . . Inn. 3: PsychClub Barron HR . . . 1 Lovell 8 . . . Alpert K . . . Stanley 9 . . . Inn. 3: BostonRats JohnMartorano 1B . . X JamesBulger 1-3 SAC . X . HowieWinter 1B X . X DonaldKilleen 1B . X X 1 KevinWeeks 2B X X . 1 JohnConnolly 6-3 X . . 1 FrankSalemme 4-3 X . . Inn. 4: PsychClub Weil 1B . . X Smith 7 . . X Metzner 6-4-3 DP . . . Inn. 4: BostonRats StevenFlemmi 5 . . . HPaulRico E-4 . . X JohnMartorano 6 . . X JamesBulger K . . X Inn. 5: PsychClub Hancock 9 . . . Leary K . . . Barron K . . . Inn. 5: BostonRats HowieWinter K . . . DonaldKilleen E-5 . . X KevinWeeks BB . X X JohnConnolly 8 . X X FrankSalemme BB X X X StevenFlemmi 7 X X X Inn. 6: PsychClub Lovell K . . . Alpert 6-3 . . . Stanley 2B . X . Weil 7 . X . Inn. 6: BostonRats HPaulRico 5-3 . . . JohnMartorano 4-3 . . . JamesBulger E-4 . . X HowieWinter 5-4 F . . X Inn. 7: PsychClub Smith 1B . . X Metzner 1B . X X Hancock 2B X X . 1 Leary K X X . Barron 8 SACF . X . 1 Lovell 6-3 . X . Inn. 7: BostonRats DonaldKilleen E-5 . . X KevinWeeks 3-1 SAC . X . JohnConnolly 1-3 . X . FrankSalemme 6-3 . X . Inn. 8: PsychClub Alpert K . . . Stanley K . . . Weil 8 . . . Inn. 8: BostonRats StevenFlemmi 8 . . . HPaulRico 6-3 . . . JohnMartorano 6-3 . . . Inn. 9: PsychClub Smith E-6 . . X Metzner 4 . . X Hancock 9 . . X Leary E-3 . X X Barron K . X X Inn. 9: BostonRats JamesBulger 7 . . . HowieWinter 4-3 . . . DonaldKilleen K . . . Inn. 10: PsychClub Lovell 9 . . . Alpert 1B . . X Stanley K . . X Weil 6 . . X Inn. 10: BostonRats KevinWeeks BB . . X JohnConnolly 2B X X . FrankSalemme Int BB X X X StevenFlemmi 8 X X X HPaulRico 2B . X X 1
The game opened with a long fly ball to left field smacked by the Psychedelic Club lead off hitter, Frank Barron. Rat left fielder Kevin Weeks made an excellent leaping catch. Starting Rat pitcher James "Whitey" Bulger [pictured below this paragraph] fanned the next two batters. |
Timothy Leary [pictured above this paragraph], the starting pitcher for the Psychedelic Club, had a little trouble settling down; he gave up a double and threw a wild pitch in the first inning, but no runs scored.
Leading off the top of the third, professor Barron hit a home run! The Psychedelic Group led 1-0.
They led for just a moment. In the bottom of the third the Rats manufactured three runs (without a Barron assist) to take the lead, 3-1.
Jimmy Bulger had 13 strikeouts and gave up only one walk. Barron's home run to lead off the third inning did not shake Bulger up at all. He wobbled in the seventh but his persistence and determination ultimately paid off.
|Date||October 15, 2013|
Most Cosmic Player
|H. Paul Rico|
|Official Scorer||Tony LaRussa|
|Announcer|| Doc Ellis|
Frank Barron is on the roster because he's an awesome hitter. He is not a good fielding third baseman. Despite his long association and friendship with Timothy Leary the team has to replace this long time psychology teacher. Too many unearned runs are his responsibility. Leary, the team captain and field manager Aldous Huxley have to do something. |
This is the first cosmic baseball game to make use of a "game announcer."