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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Craig Calcaterra’s Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot

As the title says, he doesn’t have a vote, but I thought the Schilling comments were notable, especially since he used to be a supporter of his HOF case.

I’d guess that Trump support among ballplayers runs markedly higher than in the population at large and even higher than it does among Republicans at large, and my appreciation of a ballplayer’s career has never hinged on that. In light of that, the argument that I or anyone else discount a ballplayer’s career because of “politics” is utter baloney.

My problem with Schilling is not that he’s got bad politics as such. It’s that he has gone out of his way over the past several years to show himself to be a demonstrably awful human being who has used his considerable platform to propagate hatred.

Schilling has spread conspiracy theories that survivors of school massacres were paid crisis actors and has voiced his support of the so-called “QAnon theory” which holds that a cabal of “globalist elites” — transparent antisemitic code —  are engaged in an international child sex trafficking ring and wish to commit a coup d’état in America. He has espoused transphobia, xenophobia, islamophobia, antisemitism, racism, and has promoted the idea that violence against those with whom he disagrees — particularly the media — is at best a laughing matter and, arguably, is a good idea.

 

Perry Posted: January 22, 2020 at 12:41 PM | 83 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling, hall of fame

Curt Schilling misses out on Hall of Fame, but he’ll get in next year - The Boston Globe

I very, very rarely link to Shaughnessy. He’s a decent writer but has really bad takes on just about everything. I link to him now because his view on Schilling is representative of the views of quite a few writers.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 22, 2020 at 05:42 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling, hall of fame

Friday, December 06, 2019

Captain Obvious

“...But Andruw Jones didn’t decline. He collapsed. Andruw Jones got hurt, got fat, and fell off a cliff at the age of 31. The best center fielder to ever grace a ball field was relegated to DH and spot starts in left. It was like watching Jimi Hendrix play Creed covers at a local bar.”


Friday, November 08, 2019

Governor asks court to release 38 Studios grand jury records

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking the state Supreme Court to release records from the grand jury investigation into the state’s deal with a video game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

The Providence Journal reports Raimondo’s senior counsel Claire Richards argued Thursday in court that Raimondo has standing to bring the case because the company’s collapse cost the state millions of dollars and hindered economic development programs.

Rhode Island invested $75 million in 2010 to lure 38 Studios from Massachusetts. Two years later, the company went bankrupt.

An update of a story we discussed quite a bit here years ago.

 

QLE Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:36 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling

Saturday, October 12, 2019

MLB Rumors: Curt Schilling Interested in Phillies Manager, Red Sox Coaching Job

Former MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is reportedly interested in interviewing to become the Philadelphia Phillies manager or Boston Red Sox pitching coach.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported the three-time World Series champion would “love” to get involved in the game again, according to friends close to Schilling.

 

QLE Posted: October 12, 2019 at 12:04 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling, managerial search, phillies, red sox

 

 

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