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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
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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:07 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for 'Major League'

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for 'Major League'

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Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 3:22 am
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

I have two questions. One, who didn't think that steroids were in the game in 1989?  And two, who didn't think that pitchers were taking steroids.  As far as the pitchers are concerned; I remember in the early 2000s when Eric Gagne showed up to spring training with an extra 30 pounds on him, and a fastball that had miraculously risen from 91 to 97mph.  Yeah, that happens when you're 27 years old...  Enough of the being surprised already.  Griffey Jr. was clean, and Derek Jeter was clean, and almost nobody else.  There was no testing, and almost no scrutiny from the press, the front office, the league or the fans.  So, what did we expect.  It would have taken someone of exceptional character to turn down the money that could be gained from juicing.  These are athletes, after all.  Although, it does explain the arm that Sheen showed.  I was always impressed with the obvious heat he was throwing in Major League.  I guess now I will be slightly less so.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

ooo forgot to mention...Atleast thats one celebrity attneding a Marlins game cause a lot of the locals sure aren't lol



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Right on, Dude!




Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Sheen digs deep for MORE PR . . .

Charlie! . . . Oh, Charlie! . . . will this never end?
So sad,
Too bad,
Me thinks we been had.
(BTW, did they spell your name right?)



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

This is really going to hurt his chances of getting to Cooperstown...



Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

Will someone pass the word to Charlie......."No one cares".  He's old news.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Sheen used steroids for Major League

he is an idiot


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