Charlie Sheen sat around for a while mulling over what story he could tell that would get him more publicity. A couple lines of coke later he had an ah-ha moment and spoke to Sports Illustrated about using steroids for 8 weeks while filming Major League. Duh! Winning!
He tells Sports Illustrated, “Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don’t give a f**k. My fastball went from 79 (miles-per-hour) to like 85.”
Sheen eventually quit taking steroids after realizing the drug made it difficult for him to control his temper – and he came close to blows when strangers mocked the famous spiky haircut he sported for the 1989 movie.
He adds, “I didn’t like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I’ve got enough of that already. Add that to the mix, and it’s a recipe for a fistfight.” [StarPulse]
Yes, because steroids are a magical drug that gives you superpowers and increases your fast ball from 79 mph to 85 mph. I’m sure those months of pitching practice didn’t help any. I’m also sure the fact that he was probably coked out of his mind didn’t play a part in making it harder to control his temper either.