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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: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Are you kidding me?  Sheen never touched even 70 on a radar gun... watch him throw... anyone that knows even a little about baseball can see that with the blind eye... the guy has terrible mechanics....  stupid article...



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Why don't we keep it simple and just list the drugs Charlie Sheen hasn't done....



Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Why does anyone believe anything that Charlie Sheen says?



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

did the roids make him funnier??  i'll never watch this tainted movie againWink



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

are you trying ot tell me jesus christ can't hit a curveball?!?



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Sheen was recruited to play baseball.   But he was too good looking and hollywood $$ was too easy.



Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Charlie Sheen could never throw a baseball 79 mph



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Best Movie ever


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