Before leaving Sheen also played catch and was immediately offered a guaranteed, major league contract by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman when his fastball touched 70 mph.
"No way I was going to let that kind of arm leave here without putting on the pinstripes," said Cashman at a press conference announcing Sheen's signing of a 4-year, $78 million contract. "Pitching was our biggest deficiency, but I think Charlie steps right in as our No. 3 starter."
Sheen was a star pitcher for Santa Monica High School in the early '80s, but gave up a potential baseball career to pursue acting. He showed off his throwing arm in the 1989 movie Major League. Now 45 years-old and addicted to drugs, alcohol and prostitutes, Sheen's physical health was the envy of Yankee pitchers CC Sabathia, Joba Chamberlain and Bartolo Colon.
"Wow. I would do anything to be in as good of shape as that guy," said Sabathia, the team's 290-pound ace. "Well, anything short of diet and exercise."
This is David Stern's greatest conspiracy yet.
Maybe his rich parents should have sprung for some instructional camps, too. Oh, they did? And a personal trainer, too? Wow, he was truly terrible at basketball.
He led the team in scoring, but he also led the team in shot attempts (by 150) and, if turnovers were tracked in biddy basketball, would have set a league record with 17.4 per game. But it's not how he filled up the stat sheet that everyone remembers. It's that one game when he had a breakaway layup and tried a 360 from the free throw line, only to airball the attempt 11-feet short of the rim.
Sweet doorway chin-up bar.
Vazquez, who was born in Brooklyn but has not lived in the city full-time since the late '90s, is expected to reinvigorate New York's arts scene with her return. In addition to her DJ'ing gigs and hosting such shows as MTV's Total Request Live and VH1's Flavor Of Love, she has also acted in the movies Urban Massacre and Soul Plane, and appears as the dean on VH1's Charm School With Ricki Lake.
"This is huge for New York and for the arts in general," said Michael Fleeson, Arts editor for the New Yorker. "Just having someone with LaLa's talent here will inspire others to expand the bounds of human creativity and expression."
Gerald Ford was a star football player at Michigan. Mercifully, he died in 2006 a full season before Rich Rodriguez took over the Wolverines.