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Corey Feldman, minor league team at odds over strange performance (video)


The State College Spikes, the Short Season-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Corey Feldman are at odds over a purportedly bizarre appearance by the former movie star at one of the team’s games.

Feldman, the actor best known for his performances in 1980s classics “Stand By Me” and “The Lost Boys,” before his career entered a downward spiral amid roles in substandard films and erratic behavior related to heavy drug use, chose to resurface recently at the aforementioned minor league baseball game. Feldman threw out the ceremonial first pitch and later performed a bizarre musical number, during which he invoked his time-honored but outdated ode to Michael Jackson.

Wait … what?

Not surprisingly, the fallout proved to be essentially what one arguably should expect when making such a risky booking. So much so, in fact, that the Spikes felt compelled to issue an apology to any fans who were offended by the “musical” performance.

Clearly, the Spikes and its fans were incredibly unimpressed with the totality of the appearance. Feldman, meanwhile, similarly was left unimpressed with the fact that the Spikes issued the above statement, taking to Twitter to fire back at the team.

Whether or not Feldman’s assessment of the evening is accurate or simply a case of sour grapes, the mere fact that he referred it as “the most unprofessional event I’ve done” certainly says something, one way or the other.

In hindsight, the Spikes would have been far better served booking a far less risky act for the event. Perhaps Billy Ocean, the singer behind the song, “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” — the theme of the 1988 Corey Feldman-Corey Haim vehicle, “License to Drive” — would have been a wiser choice. After all, the “Caribbean Queen” crooner has never been known for such erratic behavior.