If you thought there would be a World Series Game 7 in Cleveland without Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, you’d be sorely mistaken.
Actor Charlie Sheen, who brought the fictional Indians pitcher and iconic big-screen character to life in the baseball classic Major League, is in Cleveland and he’s ready to support the Indians, not curse them.
“The Cubs are in serious trouble,” Sheen told the media gathered at the airport to greet him. He also brought along a collection of good-luck charms from the movie set, including a Jobu doll and what he says is the baseball he used for his final pitch during filming.
My bag is packed,
and help is on the way!!
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) November 2, 2016
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 2, 2016
He also provided a prediction that cements his being in Cleveland’s corner.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Sheen was flown into Game 7 by Cleveland entrepreneurs Bobby George of Corporate Management Group & Tony Madalone owner of apparel company Fresh Brewed Tees.
TMZ also reports a fan was hoping to arrange a Sheen appearance on the field before Game 7, but Major League Baseball shut it down. That fan, Daniel Eleff, won a contest and received two tickets plus the honor of throwing out a ceremonial pitch before the historic Game 7. He says he wanted to summon “Wild Thing” from the bullpen, ala the movie, but that was a no-go.
The idea to involve Sheen is apparently aimed at giving Indians fans something symbolic to rally around ahead of the biggest game the franchise has played since losing Game 7 of the World Series in 1997.
As we noted Tuesday though when analyzing Sheen’s cryptic goat tweet, Game 7 won’t come down to rally cries, famous fans or curses. It’ll be decided on the field, by the two best teams in baseball. There will be no excuses, only overwhelming joy for one team and one fanbase, and continuing agony for the other.
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