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Friday, May 09, 2014

Threats Sent to R.I. Lawmakers Probing Schilling Deal

Have any of them received a bloody sock in the mail?

Two Rhode Island legislators investigating the collapse of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s bankrupt video-game company have received poison-pen letters.

Representatives Karen MacBeth and Michael Chippendale have been leading the House Oversight Committee’s probe into the collapse of 38 Studios LLC and the $75 million of taxable municipal bonds issued to support the company.

“You have a beautiful family,” said the letter to Chippendale, which arrived April 29. “Stop poking around.”

The meaning was unmistakable, he said yesterday.

“The only common link between Representative MacBeth and me is this investigation,” said Chippendale, a Foster Republican. “So it’s clear what they’re talking about.”

Schilling, a former Major League Baseball player who pitched on the team that won the 2004 World Series, has gone from being an economic-development hero to the center of a fiscal scandal. The former Rhode Island Economic Development Corp., now called Commerce RI, in 2010 sold the debt to lure his 38 Studios. The video-game maker filed for bankruptcy about two years later, leaving the state on the hook.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the financing, Rhode Island is suing the insolvent company and lawmakers are looking into the affair.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 09, 2014 at 12:14 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

ESPN: Curt Schilling diagnosed with cancer

Get well soon.

ESPN baseball analyst and former major league pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that he has cancer.

“I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. “We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer.”

In December, ESPN announced that Schilling would be part of its “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast team for the upcoming season. It also announced a multiyear contract extension with him.

ESPN did not say what Schilling’s broadcast plans will be for the upcoming season.

“Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time,” the network said in a statement. “His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he’s ready.”

Schilling, 47, pitched in the majors for 20 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. The six-time All-Star finished with a record of 216-146 and a 3.46 ERA. His 3,116 strikeouts rank 15th all time.

The right-hander, though, was best known for his performances in the postseason. In 19 starts, he compiled an 11-2 record with four complete games and a 2.23 ERA. He’ll forever be a part of Red Sox lore, helping them to World Series titles in 2004 and ‘07.

AndrewJ Posted: February 05, 2014 at 06:28 PM | 47 comment(s)
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