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: Duke Temple, Jake Taylor, Lou Brown, Major League, Pedro Cerrano, Pepper Leach, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Willie Mays Hayes | Tags: Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Indians memorabilia, Duke Temple, indians major league movie, Jake Taylor, Jobu, Lou Brown, Major League, Pedro Cerrano, People Magazine, Pepper Leach, Ricky Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Sports Illustrated, Wild Thing, Willie Mays Hayes
For all of the things I saved through the years, I never did latch onto copies of People and Sports Illustrated where my guys appeared on the covers.
“Wild Thing” appeared on the Sept. 18, 1988, cover of People, while several of us appeared on a SI cover that fall, too.
Have one? E-mail me…
– Lou Brown
Filed under: Baseball cards, Fleer, Major League, Major League II, Major League: Back to the Minors, Pedro Cerrano | Tags: 1989 Fleer, baseball, Baseball cards, Dennis Haysbert, Fleer, indians major league movie, Jobu, Lou Brown, Major League, MLB, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky Vaughn, Willie Mayes Hayes
Did you know Fleer pulled this card from its 1989 baseball card set while fixing the Billy Ripken error?
Pedro Cerrano appeared on card No. 402 until someone spotted him and replaced him with Dave Clark. It was a change that was so subtle it didn’t even require a change to the alphabetical order on the checklist.
(We heard that Fleer’s CEO just couldn’t allow the Tribe’s voodoo warrior on a card — he thought it gave off the wrong impression to youngsters. Little did he know what was on the knob of Ripken’s bat. But then that’s all just an urban myth, anyway … right?)
Filed under: Baseball cards, Major League, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Upper Deck | Tags: 1989 Upper Deck, Baseball cards, Charlie Sheen, indians major league movie, Jobu, Ken Griffey Jr., Major League, MLB, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Ricky Vaughn, Upper Deck, Wild Thing, Wild Thing glasses
Now that Upper Deck is effectively out of the market for Major League Baseball cards, it’s also out of the market for Major League baseball cards, too, and that got Lou Brown thinking about what went wrong along the way.
What if Upper Deck had gone with a different Star Rookie in its inaugural 1989 baseball card set instead of Ken Griffey Jr.? What if my man, Wild Thing had been there instead?
Things would have looked a lot different today. I’m telling you.
— Lou Brown
Filed under: "That bitch" Rachel Phelps, Baseball cards, Charlie Donovan, Clew Haywood, Eddie Harris, Harry Doyle, Jake Taylor, Lou Brown, Mike Rexman, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Pedro Cerrano, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Upper Deck, Willie Mays Hayes | Tags: 1989 Upper Deck, baseball card, Baseball cards, Baseball movies, Bob Uecker, Charlie Donovan, Charlie Sheen, Cleveland Indians, Clew Haywood, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Duke Temple, Eddie Harris, Harry Doyle, indians major league movie, Jake Taylor, Jobu, Major League, Mike Rexman, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Pedro Cerrano, Pepper Leach, Rachel Phelps, Ricky Vaughn, Roger Dorn, Tom Berenger, Upper Deck, Wesley Snipes, Willie Mays Hayes
We’ve done some nosing around and have found this exclusive first look world premiere scoop of all scoops — the 14 cards pulled at the last second from the 1989 Upper Deck baseball card set. (Including a card of yours truly, Lou Brown.)
You see, Upper Deck had better things to do in 1989 than include a real Star Rookie named Ricky Vaughn in its inaugural baseball card set. (They instead opted for some bum named Ken Griffey Jr. for card No. 1.)
And they made some other last-second changes to the set — opting to not include managers, bench coaches, announcers and even some Major Leaguers in the 700-card first series.
My team was very, very disappointed. However, after 20 years these “missing” cards have been discovered and can only be found here on my blog.
— Lou Brown
See all of the cards after the jump.
Filed under: Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn | Tags: Charlie Sheen, Cleveland Indians, Darren Rovell, indians major league movie, Major League, MLB, Ricky Vaughn
CNBC’s Darren Rovell has Twittered that tennis star Rafael Nadal has the best fist pump in sports. I — and Ricky Vaughn — care to differ.
Filed under: Baseball cards, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, Topps | Tags: 1989 topps, Baseball cards, Charlie Sheen, Cleveland Indians, indians major league movie, Major League, MLB, Rick Vaughn, Ricky Vaughn, Wild Thing
Sometimes it’s the little things that remind you of key moments — like when we finally got Ricky Vaughn some glasses.
Here’s what his 1989 Topps Record Breaker card would have looked like had they not decided to play nice and pull it from the set. After he started giving ’em the heater and was much more successful, the powers that be apparently opted to not pick on my rookie.
— Lou Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org