Play Ball Redux
THE OLD BONG GAME
Nice piece from the New Yorker, link stolen from robotwisdom.com. Includes an interview with Steve Bloom, the manager of the BongHitters, the High Times softball team.
"Part of the secret for us personally is that we don't go out on the field too stoned," Bloom said the other day. "You don't smoke just before you go out on the field, 'cause you kinda lose your concentration. Baseball's a concentration game. People here may smoke during the day, doing whatever they're doing. I don't keep tabs on every player. And, you know, they may or may not wake 'n' bake. But, basically, we'll smoke one in the car on the way up to the game, and that's the extent of it. And then we go out and do our batting practice and play our game, and then maybe in the middle of the game, if we really feel so inspired or feel we need a rally joint or something, we light one up. But it's generally kind of an after-game thing.
So, basically, it is like Steve Martin says:
I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something; I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening�or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning.... But never at dusk!