Charlie Sheen Wants to Throw The First World Series Pitch as Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn From ‘Major League’
This would be awesome.
continues to be the gift
that keeps on giving!
if called upon,
I'd be honored. pic.twitter.com/ijjAU0Qvbw
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) October 20, 2016
In the 1989 sports comedy Major League, the Cleveland Indians are seeded with terrible players by a ruthless owner who thinks a losing season and bad ticket sales will smooth moving the team to Miami. Instead, the team makes it to the World Series, partly thanks to the wildly fireballing pitcher, Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, played by Charlie Sheen.
Major League was fiction, but the real Indians are heading to the World Series this year for the first time since 1997, and Charlie Sheen is hoping they’ll call the Wild Thing up to lend a hand.
He has reason to hope—shortly after the Indians nailed down the American League championship on Tuesday, celebrating fans began a campaign on social media to get Sheen to deliver the ceremonial first pitch of the series as his character from the film. It looks like, based on his tweet, that Charlie would be totally down with that.
While Red Sox and Blue Jay fans will be watching hoping the National League champs—undetermined as of Friday—destroy the Indians, it’s likely everyone may agree it’d be fun to watch the purveyor of “Tiger Blood” put those crazy glasses back on and fire one from the mound.
Let’s hope the Indians listen to the fans.