Now joining the World Series - Wild Thing
CLEVELAND (AP) Wild Thing wasn't going to miss a Game 7 for the ages.
Actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky ''Wild Thing'' Vaughn in ''Major League,'' the iconic film about a sad-sack Cleveland Indians team finally finding success, was at the climactic game between the Indians and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
With a push from fans on social media, Sheen had campaigned to throw out one of the ceremonial pitches before one of the four games in Cleveland. However, the Indians and Major League Baseball chose to go with former players to handle the duties.
Sheen's character in the film is a glasses-wearing, hard-throwing, hard-living right-hander who doesn't always find the strike zone. But once the fictional Indians figure out his eye problems he helps them reach the postseason.
Earlier in the day, Sheen tweeted: ''FEAR NOT, ''BELIEVE''LAND!! My bag is packed, and help is on the way!!''
The tweet included a photo of a bag containing glasses like those worn by the Vaughn character and a Jobu doll, which the character Pedro Cerrano believed could help him with his hitting.