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Two-and-a-Half Degrees of Separation

March 14, 2011
March 14, 2011

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March 14, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
JOHN CALIPARI
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Two-and-a-Half Degrees of Separation

Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson's admission last week that the public meltdown of Charlie Sheen has been must-see TV in Chicago's spring training clubhouse should come as no surprise. A former high school pitcher, Sheen once owned one of the world's most impressive private baseball memorabilia collections, and as the star map below demonstrates, his circle of sports associations is galactic.

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COCO CRISP Also had a rocky week (DUI); took BP with Sheen the day the actor told UCLA's baseball team, "Stay off the crack, drink chocolate milk"

TIGER WOODS Also has tiger blood, likes winning

PETE ROSE Attended a Reds game with Sheen in '06; invited to recent party

MIKE TYSON Offered support last week to Sheen, who once owned a Tyson mouthpiece

ALLEN IVERSON "Practice" rant from '02 quoted by Sheen in Today Show tirade

BOB UECKERMajor League costar threw out first ball at Indians' '09 Rick Vaughn Night

LENNY DYKSTRA Said after hanging with Sheen on yacht, "I can't keep up with him"

PETE VUCKOVICH Played Rick Vaughn nemesis Clu Haywood in Major League

HONUS WAGNER Sheen once owned one of Dutch's rare T206 cards

BILL BUCKNER Sheen owned his botched Series ball till '09

BABE RUTH Sheen owns Bambino's original contract and '27 Series ring

LOU PINIELLA Sheen told TMZ of "epic" parties in '90s with Reds; called manager his "boy"

MITCH WILLIAMS Second-coming of Wild Thing wore Rick Vaughn's 99

MICHAEL JORDAN Costarred with Sheen in Hanes underwear ads

BRIAN WILSON Invited by Sheen in February to brainstorm a Major League sequel

MARK CUBAN In talks with Sheen for new reality show on owner's HDNet

TED WILLIAMS Sheen once spent $88,000 on a game-worn Splinter uni from '41

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. His tweets helped Sheen reach a million Twitter followers

CHARLES BARKLEY Costarred with Sheen in Hot Shots

JONATHAN PAPELBON Sported Sheen's Wild Thing haircut in '06

PHOTOBRAD MANGIN (CRISP)PHOTODIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY IMAGES FOR ANIMAL PLANET (TYSON)PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (BUCKNER)PHOTONATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (WAGNER)PHOTORONALD C. MODRA/SPORTS IMAGERY/GETTY IMAGES (VUCKOVICH)PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON (PINIELLA)PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON (MITCH WILLIAMS)PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON (ROSE)PHOTOBETTMANN/CORBIS (RUTH)PHOTOJOHN IACONO (MAYWEATHER)PHOTOLOU CAPOZZOLA (IVERSON)PHOTORS/X17ONLINE.COM (SHEEN)PHOTOANDREW H. WALKER/WIREIMAGE FOR THE GREENBRIER/GETTY IMAGES (BARKLEY)PHOTOROBERT BECK (WOODS)PHOTOPETER KRAMER/GETTY IMAGES (UECKER)PHOTOMANNY MILLAN (JORDAN)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (CUBAN)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (WILSON)PHOTORON SCHEFFLER/US PRESSWIRE (PAPELBON)PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (DYKSTRA)PHOTOJOHN G. ZIMMERMAN (TED WILLIAMS)