LSU closer Zack Hess receives 'Wild Thing' glasses ahead of College World Series Game 2
OMAHA, Neb. — Zack Hess' "Wild Thing" image is complete.
After getting the iconic Rick Vaughn "Wild Thing" haircut last week, inspired by Charlie Sheen's character in the 1989 baseball film "Major League," the LSU closer received a familiar pair of eyeglasses ahead of Game 2 of the 2017 College World Series.
LSU strength coach Travis Roy said there was a possibility that Hess might be getting a pair of the iconic eyeglasses from the film from Sheen himself, after a former LSU intern, who now works in Hollywood, contacted him. Thanks to Tigers pitcher Alex Lange, who tweeted a photo, we got to see Hess rocking the full look.
“The person who worked at LSU texted me and was like, ‘Hey, I’ve got something for you,” Roy said on Sunday. “He’s supposedly going to send [the glasses]. Will it happen? I don’t know. But hey, it’d be pretty cool.”
On Sunday, Roy said that if Hess were to receive the glasses, they'd only be worn pregame or in the dugout. So don't get your hopes up that Hess will take the mound in his new specs.
If you've never seen "Major League," here's one of the more classic scenes where Vaughn dons the eyewear:
Vaughn was known for his electric fastball, lack of control at times and an unhinged personality as a young rookie pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in the film. That description isn't too far away from Hess' scouting report. The freshman LSU pitcher was moved to closer halfway through the year and has three saves in this CWS.
With the help of his glasses, Vaughn closed out Cleveland's fictional victory over the New York Yankees in a one-game playoff to win the division. Hess hopes they have a similar effect for him and the Tigers as LSU looks to win twice in a row to capture the 2017 national title.