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Sheen used steroids for 'Major League'

Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:03 pm
Edited on: July 1, 2011 2:04 pm
 
Charlie Sheen

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Uh oh, Congress may investigate Hollywood now.

In a bombshell that makes you question everything you ever grew up thinking, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn has admitted to using steroids.

From Sports Illustrated's feature on the modern-day classic, Major League, Charlie Sheen admits to his use of performance-enhancing drugs:

[L]et's just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a f---. My fastball went from 79 to like 85.

Two things about how this messes with the conventional wisdom on steroids:

1. If there were steroids in baseball movies in 1989, there were certainly steroids in the game.

2. It's not just the hitters who benefited from the use of steroids, the pitchers saw a difference, too. If Sheen can go from 79 to 85 on his fastball, how about a real professional pitcher?

There's also those on the other side who say steroids don't make any difference. Sheen disagrees with them.

Tony La Russa, meanwhile, continues to deny any knowledge of steroid use in baseball or movies.

Hat tip to the folks over at Big League Stew.

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Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

I agree with many comments here...who cares if he took steroids for a film. Actors have done much more extreme things for a role.

Why hasn't Rosecrans identified who the cute girl Sheen is sitting next to? I think most of us here would agree that that would be more interesting and relevant than whether Sheen did or did not take steroids for a movie role.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Does this mean that Rick Vaughn will now be snubbed by the Hall of Fame voters?



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

WHO CARES!!!! What does that have to do with Baseball. We all know who took them! 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Ken Rizzo, the president of Mickey Owen Baseball School (which Sheen attended for four summers), described Sheen’s baseball pedigree to ESPN.com in 2004: "He did have post-high school abilities. There's no doubt he could have played in college. Maybe even at a lower level Division 1 school. He had baseball skills. But he wasn't going to be playing at Arizona State, or Stanford, or UCLA."


MORON.



Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Man, this totally de-legitimizes their 1989 division win over the Yankees.




Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Man talk about wanting to fit in. This guy is hillarious. This made me laugh. Sad, but too funny.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:29 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Wienee must have shrunk due to steroids abuse--explains why the porno girls bolted recently



Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

I heard that in the state that this movie was filmed, 1 State Supreme Court Justice is being accused of strangling a second State Supreme Court Justice, but this story is of far greater significance why?



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Who really believes there weren't steroids or PEDs in the late 1980s in baseball? Is that really "conventional" wisdom?

Steroids help any athlete, pitchers included. Just ask Roger Clemens. He didn't take them for fun.

The only thing I take issue with is I in no way believe Charlie Sheen ever threw 85mph.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Yo, bartender, Jobu needs a refill.


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