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Get Me to Cleveland!

The Chicago Cubs stunned the Cleveland Indians 9-3 in Game 6 of the World Series last night in Cleveland. It’s clear the Indians need to throw everything they have at the Cubbies in the decisive Game 7.

On that note…

Ladies and Gentlemen: Game 7 of the 2016 World Series is very likely getting the silver screen treatment!

FEAR NOT,
“BELIEVE”LAND!!

My bag is packed,
and help is on the way!!

©99
😎
#GetMeVaughn

As has been written/requested/begged on Jimmy’s Daily Planet (This Wild Thing is…Major League and There’s Always the 7th Inning Relief), the Cleveland Indians have the opportunity to win the all-important (second to the World Series, I suppose…) pop culture battle with the Chicago Cubs (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Rookie of the Year, Back to the Future Part II’s near prescient prediction back in 1989) by calling on the franchise’s best relief pitcher:

Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn.

Before getting all hopes up of the awesomeness that could transpire tonight (a step-by-step recreation of that famous “Wild Thing” outfield entrance against the New York Yankees in the original Major League, uniform, hat, glasses, haircut, song, strut and all), let’s just all stay tuned at the very beginning of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

If the Cleveland Indians and Charlie Sheen actually pull this off, it would take “winning” to an entirely new, awesome level.

Save Ferris (and This Moment)

Movie fans rejoice!

(See previous two blog posts)

The 2016 World Series will be The Cleveland Indians v. The Chicago Cubs.

The Cubbies blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 to win the National League Championship series 4-2 at Wrigley Field to advance to the World Series for the first time seven decades. Despite the fact that Aroldis Chapman was the winning relief pitcher, many of us watching pretended that the Cubs’ pitcher was 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner (1993’s Rookie of the Year).

We just had have to.

Now that the Chicago Cubs are through to the biggest stage in baseball, there are certain people who need to make a televised appearance at the first World Series game at Wrigley Field, sitting in their seats, wearing their same clothes, singing that same song…

Along with a Charlie Sheen/”Wild Thing” entrance and pitch, a recreated Ferris Bueller’s Day Off moment would go down in pop-culture history as one of the best ever.

Even more importantly, Back to the Future: Part II screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale deserve tremendous credit for concocting a truly amazing (and admittedly shocking at the time) prediction for the way-off future of October 21, 2015.

Yes, the World Series still needs to be played, but Mr. Zemeckis and Mr. Gale were (potentially) one year away from being stunningly prescient about the Cubs from back in 1989 and the future existence of a Major League Baseball team in Miami, Florida (est. 1993).

And people say movies aren’t real life.

There’s Always the 7th Inning Relief

Ask and you shall receive?

This Wild Thing is…Major League was yesterday’s blog post on Jimmy’s Daily Planet and the final sentence was a hopeful aspiration on the part of this blog’s writer. With the “Wild Thing” video clip included, the aforementioned conclusion reads as follows:

Charlie Sheen, we know you’re a Cincinnati Reds fans, but throw the Indians a bone ball (literally) with a first pitch, sporting the glasses, haircut, hat, stare and all.

Turns out Charlie Sheen is well aware of his part in this potentially legendary pop-culture moment. He tweeted:

Major League
continues to be the gift
that keeps on giving!

if called upon,
I’d be honored.

YES!

Say it isn’t so…

A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify “former franchise greats” to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland. An announcement is expected early next week.
–Chicago Tribune

Excuse me Major League Baseball, but Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn is a “former franchise great.” And if you ask the people of Cleveland (including Drew Carey), they’ll tell you that the “Wild Thing” definitely rocks.

Let me add one more excerpt from yesterday’s damn near prescient blog post.

If the Cleveland Indians don’t play this song (or wear those same uniforms) at any point during their World Series games at home, then Beverly Goldberg will announce via the jumbo tron that they have failed as a baseball organization, the city of Cleveland and movie fans everywhere.

Right now, the MLB and the Cleveland Indians organization are losing, not winning

This Wild Thing is…Major League

Don’t adjust your computer screen or smartphone, but the Cleveland Indians (yes, that Cleveland in northern Ohio) blanked the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 of the American League Championship yesterday 3-0 to cap a dominating 4-1 series to clinch one of two spots in the World –

wait for it Ted Mosby in what could be the greatest sports year of your fictional character’s life, along with all the real life people from Cleveland, Ohio/Indians fans everywhere

– Series!

And what team has the potential to land that prized second spot in the World Series? With the National League Championship series tied at 2-2, the team to advance will either be the Los Angles Dodgers or the Chicago Cubs (yes, those same Cubbies that play at the famed Wrigley Field). If the Cubs advance, stay tuned because there will be a blog to mark the occasion on Jimmy’s Daily Planet.

Okay, everybody take a deep breath as we all contemplate the very same reaction:

Are we living in a bizarro world right now?

Before we hyperventilate over the excitement of a potential Cleveland Indians v. Chicago Cubs World Series, let’s relax and allow a man whose career was defined by calmness, serenity and nothing wild.

(FYI – There is one four-letter word in this video clip)

If the Cleveland Indians don’t play this song (or wear those same uniforms) at any point during their World Series games at home, then Beverly Goldberg will announce via the jumbo tron that they have failed as a baseball organization, the city of Cleveland and movie fans everywhere.

Two guarantees about the forthcoming World Series:

  • If the Cleveland Indians are victorious, the entire city will have an identity crisis (Wait, we win championships now?)

and

  • This World Series will be a wild thing for the ages

Charlie Sheen, we know you’re a Cincinnati Reds fans, but throw the Indians a bone ball (literally) with a first pitch, sporting the glasses, haircut, hat, stare and all.