Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Charlie Sheen?

3 Mar

OK, you can’t blame a girl for trying to get her views up.  But stay with me here.  It will all come together in the end.  I promise.

Let’s face it, this is a tough time of year for sports fans.  We’re waiting for real baseball games to start, we’re still weeks away from March Madness and football’s on the verge of a lockout.  And since sports fans, like nature, “abhor a vacuum” what are we to do?  (See where I’m going here?)

Yes, watching Charlie Sheen has become our new “national pasttime.”  In fact, you can’t turn on the tv or radio without hearing one of his rants.  Even sportstalk radio and my beloved Mike and Mike are playing them.

But Charlie Sheen actually has strong ties to our real national pasttime.  He was a star player in high school and had a scholarship offer from the University of Kansas.  He even had a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” played at his wedding.  (And as surprised as I am to have anything in common with Mr. Sheen, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was my husband’s and my wedding song, too.)

And, who can forget his classic Ray ” Wild Thing” Vaughn from Major League? Check out this exchange between ‘Vaughn’ and Tom Berenger’s character ‘Jake Taylor.’

Taylor:    “You’re a celebrity now, Vaughn.”

Vaughn: “I thought you had to do something good to be a celebrity.”

Taylor: “Not if you do it colorfully.”

Who says life doesn’t imitate art??  And lest you think his best quotes are saved for the big screen, here’s what Sheen said recently when asked to give a pep talk to UCLA’s baseball team:

“Don’t do crack, drink chocolate milk, and enjoy every moment…that’s all I got.”

Well, are you still with me here?  Did it all come together?

I hope so cause “that’s all I got.”


3 Responses to “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Charlie Sheen?”

  1. marlyn March 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Athletes get paid to have us watch them show their skills through their great times and slumps. Actors get paid for us to watch them perform period. Leave the train wrecks alone and let them heal. If you have to tune in to entertainment news 24/7, get a life and be really invloved in it. Spring is coming, it’s a great reality show.

  2. Drew March 4, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    I love Major League – b-movie glory. Sheen’s a not a good guy, but he rocked the media this week. Winning and tiger blood and all. A smart but train horrendous wreck.

    Wore my Lee t-shirt today! We’re getting close!

    • girlsbestphriend March 4, 2011 at 11:47 am #

      Major League was funny but my “Wild Thing” will always be Mitch Williams!

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