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Sockinchisox
03-23-2009, 10:30 AM
http://38pitches.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/curt-schilling/general/calling-it-quits/

JohnTucker0814
03-23-2009, 10:39 AM
:whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner:

sox1970
03-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Wants to spend more time with his family, and campaign for the Hall of Fame.

eriqjaffe
03-23-2009, 10:43 AM
So does this mean he won't sign with the Cubs after all?

Dibbs
03-23-2009, 11:00 AM
Don't let the door hit ya chief.

DirtySox
03-23-2009, 11:08 AM
Thank god.

beasly213
03-23-2009, 11:11 AM
Cue "Celebrate Good Times" :bandance::bandance::bandance:

In the history of total ass hats there have been very few who come close to this guy.

johnnyg83
03-23-2009, 11:31 AM
Please, please, please ... nobody offer this guy a broadcasting job.

soxinem1
03-23-2009, 11:32 AM
Wants to spend more time with his family, and campaign for the Hall of Fame.

Never say never. If Jim Rice gets in with an inadequate resume, I'm sure Schilling can too.

Plus, being a two-time member of the BOS organization, I'm sure the east coast press corps will do their share of trumpeting his cause.

guillensdisciple
03-23-2009, 11:35 AM
Oh thank you, I just don't want to be reminded of that bloody sock any longer.

Irishsox1
03-23-2009, 11:49 AM
Don't forget to take your red food dye with you.

scarsofthumper
03-23-2009, 12:05 PM
He just retired so he can spend more time at home blogging about how much he was undervalued and analyzing every little thing Manny Ramirez does.

Fenway
03-23-2009, 12:10 PM
Please, please, please ... nobody offer this guy a broadcasting job.

Too late WRKO which is the Boston version of WLS has hired him to do a political talk show :?:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2009/03/23/curt__1237821991_9393.jpg (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/06_20_08_schillings_sox_career/)
The bloody sock, the man, and two titles (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/06_20_08_schillings_sox_career/)

Curt Schilling, who was one of the finest big-game pitchers of any era, announced his retirement today, ending his 20-year big league career.

Lip Man 1
03-23-2009, 12:33 PM
"Our long national nightmare is over....."

But wait a minute, I thought he was going to pitch for the Cubs?

LOL

Lip

Fenway
03-23-2009, 12:37 PM
"Our long national nightmare is over....."

But wait a minute, I thought he was going to pitch for the Cubs?

LOL

Lip

be warned WRKO plans to syndicate him nationally :tongue:

CashMan
03-23-2009, 12:40 PM
He is such an ass clown.

Risk
03-23-2009, 12:51 PM
be warned WRKO plans to syndicate him nationally :tongue:

As if there wasn't enough crap on nationally syndicated talk radio.

Risk

thomas35forever
03-23-2009, 01:11 PM
I don't get what people's beef about him is. I respect his decision and he'll be a HOFer for sure.

doublem23
03-23-2009, 01:17 PM
I don't get what people's beef about him is. I respect his decision and he'll be a HOFer for sure.

I think it has a lot to do with the fact he's a giant, self-serving piece of ****.

Risk
03-23-2009, 02:33 PM
I think it has a lot to do with the fact he's a giant, self-serving piece of ****.

Bingo.

Risk

Thome25
03-23-2009, 02:38 PM
good riddance.

whitesox901
03-23-2009, 03:10 PM
its hard to believe he only have 216 wins after pitching 20 years

SoxGirl4Life
03-23-2009, 03:45 PM
That's gonna make it hard for him to pitch the Cubs into a World Series win

Madscout
03-23-2009, 03:53 PM
That's gonna make it hard for him to pitch the Cubs into a World Series win
It would be hard for anybody to pitch the Cubs to a World Series win.:smile:

asindc
03-23-2009, 04:00 PM
Good. Stay retired.

FedEx227
03-23-2009, 04:09 PM
I think it has a lot to do with the fact he's a giant, self-serving piece of ****.

...Yeah, that about sums it up.

Lip Man 1
03-23-2009, 04:18 PM
Fenway:

Doesn't mean I have to listen!

Seriously he did a lot of good things for our troops and people who had the same type of cancer that his wife did. He was also a damn fine pitcher but like others have said, he came across, at times, as to contrived and to self-serving.

If there was one thing that I'd love to ask him, it would be this, 'what was it that Jerry Reinsdorf told you during the union-owners meeting that you took such offense to that you told the Arizona Republic in 2000 that under no circumstances would you ever play for a team that he owned?' (Remember at that time there was real speculation that Sox were trying to pull a deal to get him or Mike Mussina to help a rotation that was gutted by injury the 2nd half of that season.)

Lip

white sox bill
03-23-2009, 05:11 PM
Oh thank you, I just don't want to be reminded of that bloody sock any longer.

Thats his Red Badge of Courage LOL! Pitches with a bloody blister..what a man!!

areilly
03-23-2009, 05:53 PM
its hard to believe he only have 216 wins after pitching 20 years

Four seasons as a reliever and pitching for some pretty lousy post-World Series Philadelphia teams will do that to a guy.

Still, if Jack Morris isn't in I don't see how or why Schilling should make it besides voters' affinity for the 2004 Bost...crap.

DumpJerry
03-23-2009, 06:00 PM
Let us pray he signs up to be the Twins' Minor League Pitching Instructor. Let him destroy the self-esteems of all those future Cy Young winners before they hit The Show.

I can see it now:

"Son. You call that pitching???? My three legged dog can get the ball over the plate better than that he we don't pay him tons of cash like we're paying you. Maybe you should re-think that career as a valet park driver. When I was your age, I was striking out Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Roberto Clemente in my sleep. What is your problem? Did I mention I did it all without steroids?"

Fenway
03-23-2009, 08:18 PM
WCVB-TV in Boston wound up interviewing ME about Schilling :tongue:

DirtySox
03-23-2009, 09:01 PM
http://deadspin.com/5180964/im-sure-this-wont-annoy-curt-schilling-one-bit

This makes me like ESPN a little bit.

rdivaldi
03-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Schilling does not belong in the HOF with 216 wins, that would make the HOF even more tainted.

Shoeless_Jeff
03-24-2009, 02:01 AM
Asshat indeed.

Great pitcher, a real jagoff personality.

tick53
03-24-2009, 11:40 AM
Good riddance! I've hated him since he made the remark the he'd never play for the White Sox.

Fenway
03-24-2009, 02:18 PM
You can all laugh at me being a babbling idiot on Boston TV last night

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/19000572/

2nd fan interviewed is moi

Billy Ashley
03-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Let me begin by stating this- I do not like Curt Schilling. In fact, the very mention of his political show drives hot bile to the back of my throat.

That said, while I sit firmly on the fence in regards to his candidacy for the hall of fame; I find it troubling that so many would dismiss him as a Jim Rice or a Jack Morris.

Wins- 216 (80th all time- eliminate guys whoíve been dead for 60 years, and he humps way up that list)
Adjusted ERA- 127 (43rd all time)
Strike Outs- 3116 (15th all time)
K per 9- 8.50 (13th all time)
K/BB- 4.38 (2nd all time)
WHIP- 1.137 (45th all time)
BB p 9- 1.96 (79th all time)

On top of that, he has a ridiculous post season career with over 130 IP.

Again, I sit firmly on the fence with Schilling (but Iíll be the first to admit that Iím very very stringy in regards to the Hall.)

I can think of a number of pitchers worse than Curt Schilling in the hall of fame:

Catfish Hunter
Don Sutton
Nolan Ryan
Jim Bunning
Gaylord Perry

The biggest hurdle facing Schilling is that he pitched in a period with several sure fire hall of famers, and couple similar cases to him. The guys in bold are sure fire members of the hall in my eyes. The guys in italics are on the fence and Kevin Brown just missed the boat.



Greg Maddux
Pedro Martinez
Randy Johnson
Roger Clemens
Tom Glavine
Mike Mussina
John Smoltz
Curt Schilling
Kevin Brown


Additionally, other pitchers (Roy Oswalt, Johan Santana, Jake Peavey, and Sabathia) have emerged in recent years and could conceivably have better career numbers than 5-9)

Lip Man 1
03-24-2009, 08:12 PM
Not to dis him but he pitched in an era of more post season games and more levels to get to the World Series.

Catfish and some of those others didn't have the opportunity.

Lip

BleacherBandit
03-24-2009, 08:40 PM
You can all laugh at me being a babbling idiot on Boston TV last night

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/19000572/

2nd fan interviewed is moi

Haha, it's fitting that they found you to interview. I thought you didn't buy into the bloody sock hoax.

palehozenychicty
03-24-2009, 09:32 PM
He is definitely what everyone knows him as, but when the chips were down in October, he got it done. He has my respect.

Fenway
03-25-2009, 12:00 PM
Haha, it's fitting that they found you to interview. I thought you didn't buy into the bloody sock hoax.

I didn't at first but when I saw the blood while he was pitching and then the pics of his ankle that the Boston Globe published I changed my view.

Let us be clear about something. Schilling risked his career to have that procedure done before Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS. It had never been attempted by any doctor anywhere.