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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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Category: MLB
Comments

Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

: What the hell league you been playing in?
: California Penal...
: Never heard of it. How'd you end up playing there?
: Stole a car.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:12 pm
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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Are we serious here. You mean Sylvester Stallone may have done Steroids for Rocky and Rambo? Christ if the world doesn't know that Hollywood has used steroids forever then we are all ostriches much like the owners and reporters pretended to be with the baseball steroid scandal. The world can't be this dumb can it?  And much like the guys in baseball that used steroids...whoooooooooo caaaaares!!!!! It wasn't even against the rules then!!!



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Steve Yeager (technical adviser, former big league catcher): I didn't have to do much for Charlie. We had him on a radar gun, and he was throwing in the mid-80s. With Tom we started with the basics as if we were teaching a young kid how to play. He was blocking balls. I felt sorry for him because I was beating him up pretty good.



Acording to a major league catcher he did throw that hard. Do some homework next time!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Cracking up, that line is classic. :-))



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

charlie is awesome. hes smoked so much crack and snorted so much coke. im shocked hes alive.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

I'm Sheen 4 life.  Guy rocks



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

“It is very bad to steal Jo Boo’s rum........ It is very bad.”



Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Never... he could never play at even an average high school let alone college..



Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

I'm going to assume that the steroids were flowing again for Hot Shots Part Deux.  Charlie just doesn't remember.


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