Charlie Sheen takes BP with Georgia Tech’s baseball team

Charlie Sheen announced his arrival in Atlanta via Twitter: " (Special photo)

Charlie Sheen announced his arrival in Atlanta via Twitter: "I'm extremely honored that CNN has changed it's name to 'Charlie News Network'" (Special photo)

Charlie Sheen almost hit a home run in Atlanta on Thursday.

No, we’re not talking about his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” show scheduled for Thursday night.

#WINNING (Sheen) showed up to work out with Georgia Tech’s baseball team for nearly three hours on Thursday afternoon. It was arranged after ex-major leaguer Todd Zeile contacted Tech baseball coach Danny Hall.

“He was very engaging, about as nice you he could be,” Tech spokesman Dean Buchan said. “He interacted with our players and coaches. I think he had a good time in the batting cage. He came close to hitting one out. He hit about six right up to the wall, but couldn’t quite punch it over.”

Sheen wasn’t done after BP. He grabbed a mitt and took some ground balls and fly balls in the field.

Before leaving, Sheen gave some high fives, took pictures and chatted briefly with several Tech baseball players. We’re not sure yet what was said, but it had the players smiling and laughing.

Then Sheen, ever the showman, saw that around 100 people had gathered around the field to watch him. Sheen walked outside to the crowd, engaged in conversation, and took tons of pictures that will be showing up on Facebook at any minute.

Earlier in the day, Sheen announced his arrival in Atlanta on Twitter: “Just arrived in Atlanta! I’m extremely honored that CNN has changed it’s name to ‘Charlie News Network’ for the next 24 hours!! epic!”

– By Michael Carvell, AJC

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COMMENTS: We’re ready for your humorous one-liners about Sheen and Thursday’s BP. Please post below. Note: Inappropriate remarks will NOT be tolerated. Be funny, but keep it clean.

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Colin Kaepernick for Heisman

April 21st, 2011
6:43 pm

Good grief, how embarrassing for Georgia Tech.

jp

April 21st, 2011
6:46 pm

the guy is entertaining if nothing else. can’t wait to see what he does next. well i can wait but i think he’ll do something crazy and i’m gonna laugh my head off.

Michael

April 21st, 2011
6:50 pm

Well, he is a winner and Tech will use that formula to win the College World Series!

Seriously though, Sheen was great in Major League and he actually was able to pitch over 80 mph (not easy) and seems to have some sports in his blood. I am amazed at his age and his drinking/smoking/drug? issues that he is in good enough shape to hit a few to the base of the wall or warning track. Thats pretty impressive considering most actors couldn’t even hit a ball out of 10 pitches.

Its not really embarassing as college baseball is small potatoes. Had it been football or basketball (which Sheen has not made a movie about) then it would make no sense. Kudos to Sheen though for being fun and spending time with players and students/onlookers alike. Not all stars would do that, whether balanced or unbalanced.

spider

April 21st, 2011
6:56 pm

wished BERTA had shown up with him.

jobu

April 21st, 2011
6:59 pm

You tryin’ to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curve ball?

Mark Crisp

April 21st, 2011
7:00 pm

This goes well beyond embarassing for Ga Tech. As an alumni, baseball season ticket holder and a financial supporter of GT Baseball, this was totally irresponsible! Yes it may have been fun for the players and coaches but there comes a time to draw the line in the sand. This individual has been nothing short of ranging idoit with his personality disorders. For the Head Coach to allow such a theatrical stunt is well beyond my comprehension. As the Head Coach, Danny Hall has a responsibility to show leadership and common sense. In my opinion, he failed miserably on both counts! Some of you may see this a being overly harsh but I just do not understand Coach Hall’s irresponsibilty in this case. I will certainly reconsider my thoughts towards financial support of the baseball program.

Worm

April 21st, 2011
7:00 pm

He was lecturing on that “total person” concept!..Don’t believe I’d have let that out!..The AD and President should really be excited!

the real Old Gold

April 21st, 2011
7:00 pm

LizellaJacket

April 21st, 2011
7:03 pm

Mark Crisp,

You cannot be serious? Lighten up. You can’t blame the guy, he saw long white lines out in the open and figured it was worth a look.

Jacket Backer

April 21st, 2011
7:03 pm

Pretty cool! Go Jackets!!

yup mark your right

April 21st, 2011
7:06 pm

he was a ‘ranging’ idiot. certainly worse than stealing ipods an phones from your team’s oops i mean uga teams players.

Steve

April 21st, 2011
7:07 pm

Mark Crisp = typical Tech dork.

Okay, then

April 21st, 2011
7:11 pm

Mark Crisp — How much do you give to the baseball program in the first place.

“Nothing from nothing leaves nothing….”

Tommy

April 21st, 2011
7:17 pm

Im glad that danny hall wants to entertain this clown instead of preparing for this weekend. No wonder he always chokes in the post season

spelcker

April 21st, 2011
7:20 pm

“raging idiot”, not “ranging idiot”. and don’t try to pass it off that you meant to write that. And I wouldn’t have even spelcked you if you hadn’t been such a smug, arrogant poster.

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

April 21st, 2011
7:22 pm

Tiger Blood made by bottom gigantic.

[...] Tech and take a little BP with the baseball team (the women’s softball team had fled). The Atlanta Journal Constitution has details. (Sheen) showed up to work out with Georgia Tech’s baseball team for nearly three [...]

BC

April 21st, 2011
7:27 pm

I thought CS was a relieve pitcher?

Ryan

April 21st, 2011
7:29 pm

I can’t believe that someone like the GT coach would allow the people that he influences so heavily to be exposed to the FILTH that is Charlie Sheen…. and that picture of Sheen with the players is just a shame!!!!

CONservative Johnson

April 21st, 2011
7:29 pm

Winning with a crackhead . . .

jms

April 21st, 2011
7:32 pm

yes, i was also thinking how embarrassing! sad day that people are so excited to meet people of low moral character and standards :(

Snickers

April 21st, 2011
7:40 pm

Mark Crisp, you’re a pompous twit!

GT Alum

April 21st, 2011
7:42 pm

Yeah, I have to say, I would think there are much better role models than Charlie Sheen to have come hang out at a practice. Have they scheduled Mel Gibson to come out yet?

Tommy JR

April 21st, 2011
7:47 pm

I agree with Mark Crisp. How could you allow Charlie Sheen to interact with the players? Sheen is a total wreck and in my opinion out of control. This reflects badly on the leadership. I guess they were hoping by allowing Sheen to take BP he would donate some money!!

GTBob

April 21st, 2011
7:52 pm

The guy hung out and took batting practice. Chill out people. Get off your moral high horses.

gt player

April 21st, 2011
7:57 pm

dude some of you need to chill he was doing something nice for those players and coaches the man can play ball he was good in high school and had offers to play in college some of yall take everything to serious mike crisp and gt alum its not like charlie showing up going to make those players start smoking crack now so just relax and maybe go take your zoloft it will help you calm down

Tony Sarge Tiger

April 21st, 2011
7:59 pm

I think a person like Charlie Sheen is a good influence for GT to have someone like Charlie there a GREAT LIFT for the team…KUDOS CHARLIE

StingerSplash

April 21st, 2011
8:00 pm

What, was he between enjoying the day shift and night shift at The Cheetah and needed to kill time?

BehindEnemyLines

April 21st, 2011
8:02 pm

The lack of leadership shown by Danny Hall never ceases to amaze me. Guess he decided to get a jump on embarrassing the program, no need to wait for the annual post-season collapse. Anyone involved with approving this ought to be shown the door before morning.

Ric Flair

April 21st, 2011
8:03 pm

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Triple Woooooooooooooos! Where were the goddesses?

Lawrence

April 21st, 2011
8:05 pm

It continues to amaze me that some people hold this idiot in such high regard. It has to be celebrity worship. You would think the coach would have some sense of respectability.

GT hulk

April 21st, 2011
8:07 pm

He couldn’t go to UGA’s, he’d had something stolen!!!

joseph

April 21st, 2011
8:08 pm

yall leave the masheen be. fatheads. #1 with reruns. duh. winning!

Paul in RDU

April 21st, 2011
8:09 pm

Did Charlie come on to the field to “Wild Thing”?

schmeckdawg

April 21st, 2011
8:10 pm

As a DAWG, I have to admit, that that was pretty cool. I also love it that he is considering going back to Two and A Half Men. Funniest show on TV!!!!!!!!!!

Paul in RDU

April 21st, 2011
8:10 pm

Did Bob Uecher do the play by play?

GT hulk

April 21st, 2011
8:11 pm

schmeckdawg, we do agree on your statement.

Paul in RDU

April 21st, 2011
8:14 pm

@Mark Crisp
Interesting post you made, especially the part about you being “an alumni” – you should go see a doctor about multiple-personality disorder.

Butwadduino

April 21st, 2011
8:22 pm

I am also a Tech alumni and I say lighten up, Francis. This is no “embarassment”. So Sheen’s not a poster boy. By all accounts he was a model citizen with the team and they all enjoyed a meaningless diversion for a little while. I’m not worried this will turn the team into crackheads and who knows…maybe it will have a positive effect on Sheen.

Innocent Bystander

April 21st, 2011
8:29 pm

Oh gimme a break. This is not an embarrassment at all. It’s not like GT won the Fulmer Cup… That honor went to the other football team in the state. That’s embarrassing. My favorite Sheen character is easily Wild Thing from Major League, and I find it hilarious that he came to work out with the baseball team.

D A DoubleU G

April 21st, 2011
8:31 pm

GUARANTEE

if this imbecilic moron had visited the UGA baseball team, the Techies would be up in full arms to make fun of UGA for hosting this drug addict loser.

This truly is an embarrassment for anybody involved with Georgia Tech.

But it is also obvious why he was there, with all the crack and prostitutes surrounding the “campus”

PATHETIC

GSUStud

April 21st, 2011
8:33 pm

How embarrassing for Georgia Tech. They should have told him no. I guess he would fit right in with that bunch of losers.

Chad

April 21st, 2011
8:37 pm

Mark Crisp have you listened to charlie’s side?? dont jump the gun just from what the news reports!

Butwadduino

April 21st, 2011
8:38 pm

DA DoubleU G – You’re one of the trolls. LOSING!

biljopal

April 21st, 2011
8:40 pm

He’s a ramblin’ wreck at Georgia Tech….

Someone continues to remain obsessed with GT....

April 21st, 2011
8:41 pm

D A DoubleU G

April 21st, 2011
8:31 pm
GUARANTEE

if this imbecilic moron had visited the UGA baseball team, the Techies would be up in full arms to make fun of UGA for hosting this drug addict loser.

This truly is an embarrassment for anybody involved with Georgia Tech
————————-
D A DoubleU G –
You are getting slow – took almost a full page of posts before you made a comment on a GT blog. You’ve been one of the first few posters on every Tech blog for days. You really do need to see a shrink about your OCD problem.

D A DoubleU G

April 21st, 2011
8:45 pm

ad hominem

EVERYTHING you techies use as a rebuttal is 100% ad hominem.

At least there are a few of you above who are willing to admit this is a horrible public relations move to host this buffoon.

WORLD SERIES

April 21st, 2011
8:48 pm

AWESOME..!!!!! GT BASEBALL TEAM IS NOTHING BUT WINNERS

WINNING, DUH!

D A DoubleU G

April 21st, 2011
8:48 pm

I can ONLY IMAGINE how many Techies would have absolutely LIT UP a UGA blog if this admitted prostitution and drug junkie spent the day with any of our teams.

It’s amazing how you question and judge the character of so many, then harbor somebody with a, not even questionable, pathetic character like Charlie Sheen. And on top of it all, you publicize it to show how “awesome” you nerds are.

I am always ashamed to have you Techies living and studying in my state of Georgia…… today is an exceptional day to say the least.

Now come on, bring up a rebuttal that has nothing to do with the topic…… let’s hear it!!!!

Worm

April 21st, 2011
8:49 pm

As a Dawg fan, I’d be just as embarassed if Gucci Mane came out to field a few punts..From that photo does Tech have ANY Black players?