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As for Snider's LSD interest, he says he was more of an active fan when he was younger, but that he's still into it "enough to think I'm actually a member of the Kansas City Royals."
Snider honors both pursuits in his new single, 'America's Favorite Pastime' (from his upcoming album 'The Excitement Plan'). The track was released this week to coincide with the beginning of baseball season, and tells the true story of Dock Ellis, a Major League Baseball player who, in 1970, pitched a no-hitter while spun on acid.
Even though he first heard of Ellis while opening for Yonder Mountain String Band, pitching winning games on LSD is not a new concept for Snider. "One of our best performances ever was in 1996, in Santa Cruz," he says. "The crowd went from zoo animals to wild Indians to Roman soldiers, and as Bon Jovi might say, 'We rocked 'em all!'"
'America's Favorite Pastime' will also be available on Yep Roc's compilation, 'The Homerun EP' (April 14). In other news, the Kansas City Royals play the Chicago White Sox today, but if you think you see Snider out there, enjoy the rest of your trip.