WILD THING: Charlie Sheen’s World Series Tweets Have Been A Pure Delight
Say what you will about Charlie Sheen but one thing's for sure: when you take someone that crazy with absolutely zero verbal filter and put them on Twitter, it's gold. Pure and simple. There is nothing better than a guy on the internet with just enough self-awareness to know that people are talking about them but not enough to know in what context.
Sheen is currently having a moment back in the spotlight due to the fact that the Indians are in the World Series, which has conjured up countless references to the 1989 cult classic 'Major League' in which he co-starred. The film is favorite among baseball fans and is timeless in its depiction of Indians players and fans as being a woeful group that has gone a few generations without a championship.
Since starring in the film and gaining celebrity athlete fans via his depiction of dim and inaccurate but incredibly hard-pitching Ricky Vaughn, it appears that Sheen's become an Indians fan himself; second only to the Cincinnati Reds, for whom he's rooted his whole life. Or at the very least, he recognized that the Indians fan base was glad to have him and at least pretends to be an Indians fan. And he's so freaking fantastic at it.
Let's take a trip through his Twitter timeline, beginning with the day the Indians clinched their spot in the World Series, and bask in the warm glow of his social media presence over the last two weeks.
Since there really aren't that many celebrity Indians fans out there, particularly when compared to the Cubs, Sheen naturally considered himself a shoe-in to be asked to throw out the first pitch at a World Series game. No one else did, but you can kind of understand why he did. Plus, this is an eloquent gesture. "If called upon, I'd be honored," sounds like something you'd say to the Queen of England just before you head into battle. I'm into it.
He wasn't asked. But have no fear, he was able to joke about it.
Is it weird that I'd kind of be delighted if he actually did run a chic women's clothing store.
Then this happened:
Oh I'm sorry, are you going to try to act like that wasn't cool? Because it was. He's Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn and it's awesome. Not only that, but the visuals were great. If I can ever stand in my own home theater in front of a projector so that it looks like I'm superimposed over myself, I'm doing it. Don't lie, you would too.
Oh man this might be my favorite one. Just trolling Sean Casey with his deep cut '97 season with the Indians. This is what the internet is for, my friends.
Then there was this cryptic tweet:
That tweet was posted during Game 6 when the Cubs were up 7-1 in the 5th and it was all but a given that the Cubs were going to force the Indians to a Game 7. Most people agree that it sounds like he's trying to curse them. Not sure where the picture with the goats fits into the equation, but we didn't have much time to mull it over any way because guess what?
Jobu!!! Apparently he's still with the Tribe after all and heading to Game 7 with the greatest travel kit of all-time.
Vaughn glasses: ✔️
Heartburn inducing snacks: ✔️✔️
Binoculars signed by Sean Casey: You bet.
You can have your John Cusacks, your Bill Murrays and your Eddie Vedders. I'm all in on second-hand Indians fan Charlie Sheen, and there's nothing you can say to change my mind. This man's social media performance has been legendary.