If you follow music, you know that Todd Snider's just-released album "The Excitement Plan" has been getting some pretty good reviews. Rolling Stone gave it four out of five stars and seemingly paid Snider a compliment, labeling him "a lowlife Randy Newman."
At any rate, one of the album's most cited songs is entitled "America's Favorite Pastime" and centers on the story of Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, who passed away last December and famously claimed to have thrown his 1970 no-hitter after dropping LSD. The song isn't necessarily my cup of tea, but since it involves baseball with a heavy undercurrent of pop culture, it has made its way here. Amateur music critics of the world, what do you think?