As the first pitch of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series nears, almost all of the focus is on the Chicago Cubs opportunity to make history, reverse curses and reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1945. If any team has needed a 48-hour break to clear its mind and perhaps even allow the pressure to shift to the other side, it’s this Dodgers squad.
Will "Wild Thing" take the mound in the World Series? Charlie Sheen played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, a glasses-wearing, hard-throwing pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 classic "Major League." Since the real-life Indians advanced to the World Series on Wednesday, fans have been pushing on social media for Sheen to throw out the first pitch before one of the games in the best-of-seven series. Sheen, 51, is certainly game. On Thursday he posted a photo of himself as Vaughn and wrote, "'Major League' continues to be the gift that keeps on giving! if called upon, I'd be honored." It remains to be seen whether the Indians will hand the ball to Sheen during the World Series. The American
The Chicago Cubs could tonight do something they haven’t in 71 years: earn a spot in the World Series. A win for the Cubs in tonight’s game six of the National League playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers would put the team into the annual championship series of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1945. It would also bring the Cubs one step closer to winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.