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Friday, April 22, 2016

Schilling says he wouldn’t have spoken out about politics if he needed job to support family

Listen I’m lucky I’ve been so blessed in my life to be able to experience and do the things I’ve done and if that job meant I had to continue doing it to put a roof over the head of my family and food on my table, I’m probably acting a little differently than I did.

  Weren’t we supposed to feel sorry for him because he lost all of his money on his gaming business?

TDF, situational idiot Posted: April 22, 2016 at 12:27 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling

Posnanski: The Hobgoblin of an Unoccupied Mind

That might be harsh — I’m sure Schilling has friends in and around the game — but it has never been hard to find people annoyed or infuriated by Schilling. Well, he’s a loudmouth. That’s something he readily admits. He says insensitive, uninformed stuff all the time, and it splits people — many are offended, others race to his defense. Sometimes he apologizes. Sometimes he doesn’t. This time — after posting clueless and nasty anti-transgender stuff on his Facebook page — he’s not apologizing. That led to him getting fired at ESPN. Maybe he saw that coming. Maybe he didn’t.

Either way, he was defiant on his blog as he explained himself: “If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.”

Defiant … and, yes, thoroughly disingenuous. I mean, even in that one sentence, he sounds terribly offended by anyone that would be offended.

Why does he insist on saying these things that he has to know will hurt and offend a lot of people and, inevitably, will bring a wicked backlash back at him? I mean — he knows the drill. He’s been through it enough times. Why does he keep going there? And the obvious answer is: I don’t know. I never studied psychoanalysis. He explains it like this: “I’m loud. I talk too much. I think I know more than I do … but I’m OK with my flaws, they’re what make me, me.”

There’s more, but I’m going to stop right here because that is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read. It isn’t our flaws that define us. He can’t possibly believe that. Don’t our best attributes define us? Isn’t it how how we deal with our flaws, how we try to overcome them or at least improve them, that defines us? Would we ever tell our children: “OK, listen, you have these flaws, you’re selfish and mean, you’re insensitive and jealous, you have a bad temper and you like to take shortcuts, embrace those, they are what make you, you?”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM | 82 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling, joe posnanski

 

 

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