Friday, June 20, 2008
Well, it looks like Curt Schilling is headed down the same path as John Smoltz. The path to the operating room and retirement. It was unlikely that Schilling was going to come back this year and pitch effective down the stretch, but as a Red Sox fan you find comfort in seeing your team have one of the best postseason starters on the mound in the playoffs. With the development of the kids, Dice-K back in action next week, and Josh Beckett at the top of the routine I think the Red Sox should be fine without Schilling. The next question is what will "The Mouth", as I like to call Schilling, do next? Could he go into coaching/managing? No, not enough glory. Schilling is an ego maniac. Everyone knows that. Could he become a televanglist? Possibly, but he would have to miss a lot of those Patriot games on Sundays at 1 pm. Could he be headed to broadcasting and ESPN? We have a winner. The Mouth writes on his blog regularly even when he is hurt and during the offseason. This seems just like his cup of tea, and ESPN will hire any former player, especially one willing to get into on-air arguments with Steve Philips and Buster Olney. At any rate, Schilling will be remembered as the horse that brought Bostonians their World Series in 2004. Thanks Curt. I look forward to reading your 300,000 word blog entry today about your current situation.