It would be the height of understatement to say Charlie Sheen (above, right) enjoys baseball as much as he’s passionate about 8-balls and fucking porn stars cinema. However, the “8 Men Out (Of Their Minds On Cocaine)” star, having already gone to the extent of once purchasing an entire section of seats in Anaheim with the hopes of retrieving a Cecil Fielder home run ball, demonstrated that’s not too big a star to share some life lessons, paying a visit to UCLA’s spring training, at the invitation of longtime pal, coach John Savage. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal :
The 45-year-old Sheen, who starred as Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie “Major League” and was a standout pitcher and shortstop at Santa Monica (Calif.) High School, showed up with his own bat and took swings with several major league players, including Coco Crisp and Milton Bradley.
After practice, Savage asked Sheen to speak to the team about the importance of staying away from drugs.
The actor apparently said a few words and got a “standing ovation” from the players.
As for what he said to the team, NBC Sports Off the Bench blog published a tweet from sophomore catcher Richard Brehault.
” ‘Don’t do crack, drink chocolate milk, and enjoy every moment..thats all I got.’-Charlie Sheen. That’s what he told our baseball team today,” Brehault posted on his Twitter account.
I think I speak on behalf of an entire sportsblogosphere in expressing deep frustration we’ve not been graced with a photograph of Charlie Sheen hanging around the batting cage with Milton Bradley.