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Friday, May 25, 2012

Curt Schilling: You Sunk My Battleship !

Courtesy: Barry Petchesky

Yes, yes, I know, I know, Curt Schilling has nothing
to do with the game or movie "Battleship", but what
better a headline than that one for someone who is
still trying to remain relevant in the public eye,
and is falling woefully short success wise, just
like the recent movie bomb of the same name.

Make no mistake about what I'm about to say, but had
it not been for the "bloody sock" game, the legend
that is Curt Schilling may not be what it is today.
It certainly didn't hurt that Joe Torre refused to
take advantage of Curt and his injury by say, oh I
don't know, bunt against him and put some pressure
on him and his injury, but rather follow some bizarre
unwritten rule of honor and try and beat him straight
up. This of course in turn allowed him to pitch long
enough to beat his Yankees, and complete the biggest
collapse ever in baseball history.

The retirement years haven't been quite as kind to
Schilling, the man many of his teammates referred
to as "Red Light", because he always had a knack of
knowing when to turn towards the camera and mic in
order to get the most media exposure. Lately he
has made the quite a bit of news alright, but not
exactly the kind he would like to be known for.
His video game franchise laid off it's entire staff
on Thursday, the state of Rhode Island last week
wouldn't cash one of his loan repayment checks because
they knew it would bounce, and frankly as much as they
appreciate what he did for them, Red Sox fans have
grown tired of Schilling putting his two cents into
everything he feels needs his opinion as it relates to
the Sox. No one may have sunk Curt's "Battleship",
it seems he did a pretty good job doing that all on
his own by failing to produce many positives from the
$75 million dollar loan he was able to secure from R.I..

Like I said earlier make no mistake about what I'm about
to say, Curt Schilling had a wonderful career, and is a
two time champion. He was more than dominant at times
and thankfully there have been no whispers that I've
ever heard of that he cheated, but perhaps he needs to
turn that red light off for a while.

Don't Believe In Plays, Believe In Players - Al Davis

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