Corey Feldman’s retro night performance at a minor league baseball game in Pennsylvania did not go as organizers had hoped and the team ended up apologizing to its fans for the appearance that was “so far below expectations.”
Taking its cue from a successful retro night with Alfonso Ribeiro from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air last year, the State College Spikes booked Feldman — star of such 1980s classics as The Lost Boys, Stand by Me and The Goonies — hoping for the same success at Saturday night’s game.
Unfortunately, their plan backfired, and the Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals was not happy with Corey Feldman’s appearance.
The team tweeted on Monday that Feldman’s appearance “was not what we had anticipated for the evening” and ended up being “so far below expectations,” adding an apology “to all fans who may have been offended by its content.”
According to the Centre Daily News via The Los Angeles Times, Spikes General Manager Scott Walker said Feldman’s contract called for him to interact with fans, but “he simply did not want to do any of that.”
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Walker added that Feldman seemed more interested in performing with his band, Corey’s Angels, which Walker described as “not exactly family-friendly.”
“It’s not the type of entertainment we stand for or stand by,” Walker said.
Feldman had his own opinion of the event. In a Twitter post, Corey called the appearance “the most unprofessional event I’ve done” and “it was like working w The 3 Stooges!”
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Fans of Feldman seemed pleased, however, and tweeted their support.
Corey Feldman will once again appear at the receipt-of-the-torch ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games on Friday in Los Angeles. Corey’s Angels are also expected to perform at the event.