Sheen's Message to Red Sox Fans: 'Relax'
The One Man Show and Longtime Baseball Fan Thinks the Sox Have Too Much Talent to Remain in Baseball's Basement
At least one baseball fan thinks the Red Sox are going to start Winning! eventually.
After his performance at Boston University's Agganis Arena Tuesday night, Charlie Sheen and part of his entourage traveled over to Brighton at 12:30 a.m. and the explosive entertainer went on air live with 98.5 The Sports Hub's “Toucher and Rich’’ for about 90 minutes.
When he entered the studio, Sheen saw the Red Sox-Rays rebroadcast on TV and was informed that the Red Sox had the worst record in baseball. "Oh, that will change," he replied.
On the sports front, the 45-year-old Sheen talked about his plans to star in "Major League 3."
"We're definitely doing that, it's just a question of when." Sheen said. "The script's fabulous. It's excellent. It's really good... Pretty much everybody [is coming back from the original cast of "Major League"] except sadly James Gammon (who played manager Lou Brown), who's no longer with us."
Hosts Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb convinced Sheen to make a few phone calls to some of his sports and celebrity contacts. They were soon live on the air with former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra, whose memorable ballclub came from behind, two games to none, and beat the Red Sox in seven games to win the 1986 World Series. The former Mets catalyst talked about hitting Oil Can Boyd's third pitch of Game 3 of the '86 Series into the right field seats at Fenway Park.
"Actually, it was the first time in my career I tried to hit a home run," Dykstra said from California. "And I did... I tried to do something to shut the crowd down so I turned on a piece of cheese from Oil Can Boyd.... those were good times."
Sheen also had Shaq's number in his contact list, but did not make a call to the sitting Celtics center.
Later during the on-air Q&A, one caller wanted to know what Sheen would say to the Red Sox and their fans about the team's bad start.
"I'd tell everybody to shut up, that they'll bounce back," Sheen said. "It's a long season and there's a ton of talent there and a really bitchin' hitter's park they play in. Relax."
The controversial sit-com actor turned headline maker turned stage performer also shared his thoughts about possibly owning a baseball team himself someday.
"My friends have come up to me and said 'Hey, let's put a group together and buy the Dodgers,' and I said, 'Or, we could just go to a few games this year and go home and not worry about it and just enjoy them," Sheen said. "It just seems like more headaches than it's worth."
On the showbiz side, Sheen talked about being vilified by CBS prior to getting fired from the comedy "Two and a Half Men" for having a lifestyle that "that the show was created behind."
"It was a little disappointing," Sheen said. "Had they [CBS] told me, like toward the end of season eight, that suddenly that [behavior] wasn't going to be cool, then I would have adjusted my behavior, but they forgot to mention that."
Sheen also said he's been in discussions with CBS about returning to the hit series and said there is an "85 percent" probability that he will be coming back to start working on the show by August. "There've been discussions, but I was asked not to divulge anything," Sheen said of a potential return to the series.
"...If they [CBS] had to keep the money train going without me, they'd want to do that with somebody else," Sheen said when asked about the possibility of someone replacing him on the show. "But this is a bit time-sensitive as far as having to make the announcement at the up-fronts [advertising agency lineup presentation] in like mid-May. So it's either the show with me, ,the show with someone else, or just no show. So I don't know. Whatever happens, it's going to be radical...
"But I'm doing everything I can right now to make good and give the people what they want which is me on that show... I have tremendous faith that they're going to do the right thing." Sheen, who filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre, also said he is not currently receiving syndication payments for the re-runs that air daily.