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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why Bud Selig Needs to Stop Charlie Sheen -- Now

I've been squawking a lot this week on Facebook about the whole Charlie Sheen drama. But now I am moving my gripes about Sheen to Subway Squawkers, because he has gone too far -- wearing a New York Yankees shirt while spewing bile in one of his crazy videos. Enough! When is somebody going to stop the madness already?

We know that MLB Advanced Media will crack down on fans like those who ran the "Cubscast" podcast for using a team's name, or try to shut down pretty much anything they don't like that a fan writes online. Maybe MLB should be concerned that Sheen, who has been on TV about a hundred times over the past 10 days, is wearing baseball gear in most of his bizarre rants. I've seen him wearing Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants hats, which is one thing, but when he sullies the interlocking NY by wearing it, I have had it! C'mon, Bud Selig, ban him from wearing MLB gear. Now! 

I'm not exactly a fan of Sheen these days, and the drug abuse is the least of it. Heck, I watch "Intervention" every week, and there are a lot of sympathetic addicts on the show that I root for to get clean. But whether he is sober or not, Sheen is just too hateful and arrogant to be sympathetic. The thing is, his career was based on being a likeable partier. But he's shown himself to be extremely unlikeable these days.

And I think it's disgusting the way the media whitewashes the fact that he has a long track record of beating up women. Sorry, Piers Morgan, it doesn't make Sheen a "rock star" that he reportedly threatened to cut off his ex-wife's head, put it in a box, and mail it to her mother. Not to mention that Sheen had custody of his kids during some of his meltdowns this week, until the state finally stepped in. And what was NBC and ABC thinking in showing those poor young kids on TV?

And how about all of Sheen's "Apocalypse Now" references, comparing himself to Colonel Kurtz? You may remember that Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando, was killed by Martin Sheen, Charlie's father, in the film. What is Sheen saying here? That he wants his father to put him out of his misery? It's all too much. I haven't heard so many weird ramblings since I read Dutch Schultz's deathbed speech!

At any rate, if MLB can be so diligent at protecting its image, and its logos, can't they stop Sheen from wearing baseball attire? Who wants to see baseball represented by such a vile human being?

You know who else needs to gripe? The tigers of the world. It's not enough that they're being slaughtered, but Sheen sez he has tiger blood! What did they do to deserve such an insult?

6 comments:

Matt said...

I thought all Yankee fans looked like that. LOL

Keir said...

Why should he? None seems to be particularly bothered that a mentally ill man is being facilitated in airing his delusions for posterity. But then none seemed in any way concerned when he shot a woman, Kelly Preston, in the arm. Six years later he was involved in beating up girlfriend Brittany Ashland to which he plead no contest to a misdemeanour charge of battery with "serious bodily injury." His latest wife Brooke Mueller was forced to seek medical care after the latest incident. What about that time recently when a terrified woman was forced to call 911 as she hid in the toilet whilst a maddened Sheen, naked, trashed his hotel room to which no charges were pressed? Who cares that he has numerous young children who need to be looked after? I think the ones cheering his mania on are hypocritically choosing to ignore those who have needed protection to demand care for the perpetrator.

Uncle Mike said...

I realize that Bud Selig can violate the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States by restricting freedom of speech -- by fining players and managers for pointing out the mistakes of umpires -- but he cannot stop anybody, let alone Charlie Sheen, from wearing MLB logos.

After all, if he could do that, why doesn't he step in to stop these wrong-colored caps? Especially the pink caps. Wearing a pink cap doesn't make you a woman who likes the Yankees. Being a woman who wears a REAL Yankee cap, white letters on navy blue, makes you a woman who likes the Yankees.

Besides, Lisa -- I'm done ranting, I'm playing this one for laughs -- Charlie Sheen isn't a big-league ballplayer, he just played one in a couple of movies.

1dcb0836-4a7f-11e0-9be6-000bcdcb471e said...

CS is a baseball fan, as evidenced by the numerous media clips of him playing catch. But the fact that he displays the international symbol of evil and hatred (the interlocking N and Y) makes this whole sordid scene even more hysterical. Misery loves company! And all you miserable Yanker "fans" have another loser to add to your sorry ranks - Mr. Charlie Sheen.

Uncle Mike said...

The difference is, unlike Sheen, the Yankees are winning.

"The international symbol of evil and hatred"... I guess Freshy has never heard of Manchester United, soccer's answer to the Dallas Cowboys, which the Yankees wisely dumped from the YES Network.

1dcb0836-4a7f-11e0-9be6-000bcdcb471e said...

Winning? Is that what happened last year against the Rangers, you were winning? Gee, and all these years I thought winning meant you scored more runs than the other team. I guess I was wrong. Thanks for clearing that up for me, Mikey.