We’ve tooled on Curt Schilling on this site before for his verbal diarrhea, tendency toward self-promotion, and support of contemptible political candidates.
Now it looks like we’re about to get a whole lot more of that.
Schilling announced today on his 38 Pitches blog that he’ll undergo shoulder surgery that will end his 2008 season, and quite possibly his career. His introduction to the topic is typical Schilling — measured, direct, and not in any way melodramatic:
22 years ago June the Boston Red Sox picked a Freshman Pitcher from Yavapai Junior College (the best JC team in the nation btw!) in the 2nd round of the (Last!) January Draft.
3 World Series rings, 3k innings plus later, there’s a chance it’s all over.
Schilling launches a preemptive strike at those who would be happy if he never pitches again (“For anyone happy about that I’d recommend going to someone else’s blog”). I, for one, would like to see him back, either in a Sox uniform or somewhere else. For one thing, he’s a great pitcher. For another, he’s entertaining as hell. Scientists agree: life is more interesting with Curt Schilling around.
Good luck, Curt.
Eddie’s Ragga — Spoon
Livin’ on a Prayer — Bon Jovi
Good Arms vs. Bad Arms — Frightened Rabbit
Life is Beautiful — Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
Co-coward — Bettie Serveert
The Dock of the Bay — Otis Redding
Seven Nation Army — The White Stripes
Locked Out — Crowded House
When it Begins — Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew
Damn Shame — Jay Farrar
Such Great Heights — The Wrong Trousers (take two)
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