WATCH: Arizona Wildcats baseball team spoofs 'Major League' movie

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 16:03:04-05

The Arizona Wildcats digital department loves spoofing popular films.

They've parodied such movies as "Speed" and "Gladiator" in previous years. This week, as the Wildcats prepare for the 2017 NCAA baseball season, they released their newest parody: the 1989 cult classic "Major League" that featured Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen.

Under first-year coach Jay Johnson, the Wildcats came two runs away last season from winning what would have been their fifth College World Series championship. For UA's "Major League" spoof, Johnson busted out his best Lou Brown impression.

The star of the video is outfielder Matt "Mays" Frazier, who played the role of Snipes' Willie Mays Hayes character from the original film. But of course, Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn and Roger Dorn are also parodied.

The theme makes all kinds of sense when you consider it was shot at UA's home baseball field, Hi Corbett in Tucson -- the same stadium the Cleveland Indians, AKA the team featured in "Major League," used to play during Spring Training.

For comparison's sake, here's the original version, shot at the same stadium.