UPDATE: Major League Baseball told the Associated Press on Friday that the choices had been made, and they didn’t include Sheen. MLB and the Cleveland Indians asked “former franchise greats” to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the games in Cleveland. Sorry, Charlie.
Charlie Sheen, once a fictional Cleveland Indians pitcher, wants to play a real role in the team’s World Series appearance.
“Major League continues to be the gift that keeps on giving! if called upon, I’d be honored,” Sheen wrote on Twitter.
Fans had clamored for Sheen ― who played reliever “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn in the 1989 sports comedy “Major League” ― on social media after Cleveland defeated Toronto in the American League Championship Series.
The actor played a bespectacled hurler with control problems who was just one of many kooky characters on a hapless team that turns its fortunes around despite having an evil owner. He entered games to the song “Wild Thing.”
Your move, team brass.