MLB: Charlie Sheen won’t throw out first pitch at World Series
Major League Baseball said “Thanks but no thanks” — in a manner of speaking — to Charlie Sheen’s offer to throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a Cleveland Indians-hosted World Series game.
Sheen, who portrayed Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the revered 1989 baseball flick “Major League,” took to social media to express interest in having the honor of making an appearance on the mound at Progressive Field.
continues to be the gift
that keeps on giving!
if called upon,
I'd be honored. pic.twitter.com/ijjAU0Qvbw
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) October 20, 2016
A social media movement suggesting Sheen throw out a pitch prompted the actor to respond. But a Major League Baseball spokesperson told the AP that the Indians already have selected those individuals consisting of “former franchise greats” who will throw out the first pitches before Game 1 and 2 (and Games 6 and 7, if necessary).
It would have been something to see Sheen take the mound to throw out a ceremonial first pitch for a team he is tangentially affiliated with, albeit not in a literal sense. Given Sheen’s sometimes unpredictable behavior at times and his unsavory reputation, the case can be made that the MLB and the Indians made the safest decision by not including the actor.