Personal Cosmic Game

Psychedelic Club @ Boston Rats

Rosters Linescore Boxscore Scorecard Notes CBA

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.


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ROSTERS
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10-15-2013 11:27:55  
Lineup:PsychClub
Frank Barron 3B
Vic Lovell 2B
Richard Alpert CF
Owsley Stanley RF
Andrew Weil C
Huston Smith 1B
Ralph Metzner LF
Peggy Hancock SS
Timothy Leary P
Lineup: BostonRats
Howie Winter SS
Donald Killeen 3B
Kevin Weeks LF
John Connolly CF
Frank Salemme C
Steven Flemmi RF
H Paul Rico 1B
John Martorano 2B
James Bulger P

LINESCORE
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BOXSCORE
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SCORECARD
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     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

Boston Rats Win, 4-3

 

 

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.


The Boston Rats won this game in the bottom of the tenth inning when former FBI agent H. Paul Rico slapped a double into right field scoring gangster Weeks who represented the fourth and winning Rats run. Rico's clutch double earned him the game's "most cosmic player" award.

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.

 







 


GAME NOTES
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Date October 15, 2013
Umpires Woody Allen
Roman Polanski
J.D. Salinger
MCP
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."




 


 













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