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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Schilling’s bloody sock going up for auction

And with proper DNA testing maybe we can get to the bottom of the Nassar/DeSalvo/Terry case!

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling - whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year - is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series.

Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, says online bidding begins around Feb. 4. Live bidding will take place Feb. 23.

The sock previously had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It has been at Heritage’s Dallas headquarters for several weeks and will be displayed at the auction house’s Manhattan office before it is sold, according to Ivy.

He said the sock is expected to fetch at least $100,000, though he described that as a conservative estimate.

‘‘I do expect the bidding to be very spirited,’’ Ivy said.

Repoz Posted: January 17, 2013 at 05:30 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: January 17, 2013 at 06:27 PM (#4349437)
How can we be sure it's THE bloody sock. Have authorities already searched Doug Mientkiewicz's home?
   2. boteman Posted: January 17, 2013 at 06:29 PM (#4349439)
More than that, I'm wondering just how many bloody socks might turn up? Will the real bloody sock please stand up!

And what will this do to the used jock strap market???
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 17, 2013 at 06:44 PM (#4349450)
[2] Surprisingly, there actually is a market for used underwear.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 17, 2013 at 06:59 PM (#4349462)
[2] Surprisingly, there actually is a market for used underwear.

Not going to click on that link. Not nearly brave (or stupid) enough. No siree!
   5. DA Baracus Posted: January 17, 2013 at 07:01 PM (#4349463)
We already have one baseball/hoax thread, do we really need another?
   6. AROM Posted: January 17, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4349478)
This would be funny the day after some idiot with too much money pays 6 figures for it:

"Honey, what did you to your foot? Is it OK? I was able to get all the stains out of that sock though"
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 17, 2013 at 07:39 PM (#4349483)
I can assure you, the link is work safe. And the only picture there is of Sailor Moon.
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: January 17, 2013 at 09:54 PM (#4349561)
I still think it would be fun for a Yankee (or Angels, or whatever) fan to declare you're a huge Red Sox fan and make a big announcement about how you're buying the sock and having it tested to prove once and for all that it was blood and then stop talking about it when the media asks.
   9. Tom Brunansky All Stars Posted: January 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM (#4349589)
This is not the sock from game 6 of the ALCS its is the one from game 2 of the WS, so it is not the more famous (and controversial one).
   10. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 18, 2013 at 12:38 AM (#4349631)
FTA:

Heritage last May auctioned off the so-called ''Bill Buckner ball,'' which rolled through the legs of the Red Sox first baseman in the 1986 World Series. Ivy said that item, like Schilling's sock, was listed at the time as being expected to bring in ''$100,000-plus,'' but it was sold to an anonymous bidder for $418,000.
   11. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: January 18, 2013 at 01:31 AM (#4349648)
What rhymes with pathetic?
   12. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 18, 2013 at 03:21 AM (#4349666)
Synthetic?
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 18, 2013 at 09:10 AM (#4349695)
Diuretic?
   14. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: January 18, 2013 at 09:37 AM (#4349706)
No, no, in today's media, you have to add or subtract one or two letters to one of the words to make it mean something different.

Something like: "Bloody schlock."
   15. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4349718)
I still think it would be fun for a Yankee (or Angels, or whatever) fan to declare you're a huge Red Sox fan and make a big announcement about how you're buying the sock and having it tested to prove once and for all that it was blood and then stop talking about it when the media asks.


If you're going that route you just get a similar sock and put ketchup or something on it then send it out to be tested and tell the world what a fraud Schilling is.

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