Friday Random 10: Let Us Now Commence the Curt Schilling for Hall of Fame Campaign (Sponsored by Curt Schilling)

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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.

The songs:

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

Bonus video:

Such Great Heights — The Wrong Trousers (take two)

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.

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3 responses to “Friday Random 10: Let Us Now Commence the Curt Schilling for Hall of Fame Campaign (Sponsored by Curt Schilling)

  1. Perry Ellis

    Two weeks in a row with a Bettie Serveert tune in the FRT, Pax. Interested in your take on the Dutch band. Here’s my (old-English-guy-dominated) list:

    1 – Invisible Sun, the Police
    2 – My Generation / See Me, Feel Me (live), the Who
    3 – Something About England, the Clash
    4 – I Wanna Marry You, Bruce Springsteen
    5 – Wormholes, Guided by Voices
    6 – Wild Horses (live, acoustic), the Rolling Stones
    7 – No Other One, Weezer
    8 – Big Road, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
    9 – The Wall, Johnny Cash
    10 – Books About UFOs, Hüsker Dü

  2. 1. Hurricane Party – James McMurtry (Son of Larry)
    2. Lowrider Remix – War (WTF? this really sucks)
    3. Like the River – Sun Kil Moon (“April” is one of the best albums of 2008 thus far)
    4. Sticks and Stones – Moe.
    5. The Wolf – Eddie Vedder
    6. Melt My Heart To Stone – Adele
    7. Bible Days – Swan Silvertones
    8. Just Like a Woman – Richie Havens
    9. Sandy – Richie Havens (odd it just jumped back 2 songs thats it, ah ishuffle)
    10. Cemeteries of London – Coldplay

    Still glowing from the Celtics win, Im way behind on my other nerd stuff like the 2nd SXSW post and all sorts of other crap.

  3. 1. Tomorrow Wendy – Concrete Blonde
    2. Glory Bound – Martin Sexton
    3. Five More Minutes – OAR
    4. One Gun – 54-40
    5. Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
    6. Big Log – Robert Plant
    7. Sowing the Seeds of Love – Tears for Fears
    8. Live With Me – Massive Attack
    9. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground – Willie Nelson
    10. Wild Honey Pie – The Pixies

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