Charlie Sheen, who starred in "Major League" as Vaughn - the hard-throwing Indians reliever who wore No. 99 and had a penchant for closing games in nail-biting fashion due to his poor command - tweeted to Karinchak on Sunday evening, who's as close to the real-life Vaughn as you can get:
Karinchak, who also wears No. 99 for Cleveland, possesses elite swing-and-miss stuff. Since making his major-league debut last year, the 24-year-old has racked up 21 strikeouts while facing 46 batters. Last season he donned No. 70.
Vaughn struggles at the beginning of the film with walks, but then he hones his craft thanks to prescription glasses. Karinchak doesn't wear glasses, but there's no need with four career walks over 13 2/3 innings.