Filed under: Schoup | Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kevin Hickey, Major League II, Schoup
He may only be known by one name, but Schoup was a star for my team in Major League II — he was the guy who was in trouble against the White Sox who made me use Vaughn to get the save.
Baseball card collectors might call him a common, but I call him reliable.
And I just call him Schoup.
You might know him as Kevin Hickey, a former Chicago White Sox (pre-Parkman so it’s OK) and Baltimore Orioles pitcher who played six seasons in the real major leagues before he became a star for us. He went 9-14 with a 3.91 ERA and 17 saves in his time in The Show.
Here’s the Chicago Tribune story reporting the news that he died this morning at age 56.
I’m not happy about it. I may move to England.
Or, I might go collect all of his baseball cards.
Filed under: Lou Brown, Major League, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn | Tags: Charlie Sheen, Major League, Sports Illustrated
If you haven’t tracked down the July 4 issue of Sports Illustrated — the annual “Where are They Now?” double issue — then you’re missing out on a whole lot of Major League action.
As in a seven-page feature on the cast and crew recalling moments from the past as reported by Chris Nashawaty.
You can find the story online via the SI website, but you don’t get the full impact without seeing the images and more.
Good job, Nashawaty — that’s reporter I’d not give a big ol’ shitburger to!
Filed under: Cleveland Indians, Major League | Tags: Major League, Vancouver Canadians
I dunnnoooooo … have I seen this before?
Filed under: Major League, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn | Tags: #winning, @charliesheen, autographs, Charlie Sheen, Cleveland Indians, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn
Not sure where I stand on Wild Thing these days, but apparently he’s done some autograph signing for us Major League fans to chase.
Will you feel like a winner when you find one? Or are you a bigger winner for going to one of his shows?
I’m not sure if I will. Then again, will he be around much longer? Sad to say it, but …
Clearly that writer over there is obsessed with my team. Check out all of these stories he’s written. True fanboy, but a “journalist,” too. I need to send him a box of shitburgers. (I got some of his cards of my team back in the day.)
April 6 — Obsessed with Pedro Cerrano.
March 1 — Just read it.
Aug. 11, 2009 — Them’s some nice bats.
June 15, 2009 — Ricky Vaughn Bobblehead night.
April 23, 2009 — He can’t find our cards … help him out.
April 11, 2009 — First mention of Ricky bobbleheads.
Dec. 16, 2008 — More on those bats.
– Lou Brown
Filed under: Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Indians groundscrew | Tags: Cleveland Indians, Major League, MLB
Remember last year’s bold preview? (Click here for it to pop up in a new window.)
As Yogi once said, it’s deja vu all over again.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Charlie Sheen, Jobu, Major League 4, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky Vaughn
The 20/20 interview has come and gone thankfully.
Not sure what to think other than the next possible Major League movie could end up being like stealing Jobu‘s rum … very bad.
Or, of course, it could be great.
Here are a few headlines about the next film … I’ll call it Major League 4 for sanity’s sake.
Feb. 21 — Hollywood Reporter
Feb. 22 — Entertainment Weekly
Feb. 25 — Hollywood Reporter
Filed under: Lou Brown, Major League, Major League 4, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn | Tags: Charlie Sheen, Major League 4, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn
The notion of Wild Thing showing up in Major League 4 makes me a little uneasy — but not as uneasy as knowing Lou Brown has little chance as me making a cameo.
You can also forget landing one of these caps, either. They’re no longer made.
But I still want one.
But the notion of the movie happening lives on. Check this out.