“Outside of, like, personal family – losing my dad – it was the most devastating thing I’ve ever gone through,” Schilling said in a feature article by the Boston Globe.
“It’s still something I’m trying to bounce back from. It was so hard, because I had pushed and pushed and pushed. I had 300 families I had to take care of, including my own, and it failed.
“I’ve lost a lot in my life but I’ve never failed at anything. I was going to [win] but I couldn’t get it done.”
Schilling said it’s “tough” to talk about the “still raw” experience, and mourned the potential lost in the company’s bankruptcy.
“Ultimately, it’s on me. I was the guy. At the end of the day, it failed because I failed to raise outside capital,” he said.
Schilling noted that the “last thing a citizen of Rhode Island wants to hear” is a millionaire athlete blaming the state for the company’s closure, but still had some harsh words for Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee did “absolutely nothing” to prevent the closure.
“We had a local investor who was going to pony up the money – he wanted us to do some things – and Chafee just waited us out,” says Schilling.
“Name one thing he actually did. Ask him that.”
Posted: August 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM | 73 comment(s)