Sports Illustrated published an interview with Charlie Sheen on Wednesday afternoon. The interview's focus is mainly baseball and Sheen's Major League movies. Sheen discussed a number of things, including his favorite teams growing up, playing baseball in high school and even taking steroids for Major League.â†µ
The most interesting thing in the interview for me was at the very beginning. Sheen talked about how much he loves Major League Baseball and how he follows it religiously. The discussion is so interesting because he gave Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch (and former Tiger Matt Joyce) a shout-out.â†µ
SI: It seems like you're a guy who takes this sport seriously.â†µ
Sheen: I do, man. It's not just a hobby, it's a religion. All I watch is MLB. I don't care what's going on in the friggin' world. This is what's going on in the world. Baseball is all that matters. Matt Joyce destroyed a ball in Tampa! Who the f--- is Matt Joyce? There is an incoming wave of talent that is just unbelievable. This kid Brennan Boesch, he's f------ gnarly. And who's this K.C. first baseman? Eric Hosmer? He's a monster. And the Nats? They hit like a hundred home runs in half an inning! It's insane.â†µ
Boesch was born in Santa Monica, California, and Sheen played baseball at Santa Monica High School, so perhaps Sheen has been paying extra attention to Boesch while spending his free time watching baseball.