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Fenway
03-08-2007, 09:27 AM
and says he is not a blowhard http://38pitches.com

itsnotrequired
03-08-2007, 09:31 AM
Welcome to the year 2000, Schilling.

Dan Mega
03-08-2007, 09:38 AM
I like Gilbert Arenas's blog better.

Fenway
03-08-2007, 02:53 PM
this made me laugh


That’s not to say I’ll be preaching from the pulpit–far from it. Being a major league baseball player does not give me keen insight into politics, education, or anything else for that matter. It does give me insight and knowledge about baseball, about being part of a team, about excelling at something not many people can. Beyond that my thoughts and beliefs are my own and for the most part pretty normal.

The truth is, I’ve been wrong as many times, if not more, than I’ve been right in my life.

http://38pitches.com/2007/03/07/throwing-out-the-first-pitch/#more-19

downstairs
03-08-2007, 04:52 PM
and says he is not a blowhard http://38pitches.com


Just like sports writers should never be hired to pitch at the major league level...


...you get the point.

jdm2662
03-08-2007, 04:55 PM
Just like sports writers should never be hired to pitch at the major league level...


...you get the point.

Most sports writers shouldn't be hired to write, either.

23Ventura
03-08-2007, 05:20 PM
Most sports writers shouldn't be hired to write, either.
Exactly

Over By There
03-08-2007, 05:31 PM
Well, we know he won't be at a loss for things to say. :tongue:

UserNameBlank
03-08-2007, 06:15 PM
and says he is not a blowhard http://38pitches.com
I tend to disagree.

Brian26
03-08-2007, 09:23 PM
and says he is not a blowhard http://38pitches.com

Schilling was posting on the Sons of Sam Horn site back in 2003, and from what I saw it was really interesting.

In particular I remember he told a story about facing Harold Baines when Schilling first came up with the Orioles. He went through the whole count, pitch by pitch, talking about drilling Baines inside for two early called strikes by just barely catching the inside corner. Then, on an 0-2 count, he threw a ball 15 inches off the plate in the opposite batter's box as a throwaway. He said he didn't think Baines would even lift the bat off his shoulder, but Baines swung at it and deposited it 410' away over the centerfield wall. He said from that point on, he always respected Baines and never gave him anything from the middle of the plate outside.

I think reading stuff like this is a real treat. If he's going to tell old baseball stories, I'd definitely check it out. If he's going to talk about politics or religion, I wouldn't read it.

Martinigirl
03-08-2007, 10:33 PM
this made me laugh

That’s not to say I’ll be preaching from the pulpit–far from it. Being a major league baseball player does not give me keen insight into politics, education, or anything else for that matter...

Beyond that my thoughts and beliefs are my own and for the most part pretty normal.

http://38pitches.com/2007/03/07/throwing-out-the-first-pitch/#more-19

If he is so aware that being a baseball player doesn't give him insight into those things, why do I know all about his political and religious beliefs? Oh that is right, because he talks about them all the time.

He is an ass.

PeteWard
03-09-2007, 04:28 AM
These guys have Schilling's number I think. It's only a matter of time before Bill Simmons writes him a Blog Valentine...in a manly sort of way.


http://deadspin.com/sports/baseball/curt-schilling-has-something-to-say-really-242372.php

HotelWhiteSox
03-09-2007, 05:06 AM
3:49 - Wanted a sausage calzone

3:51 - Ate it

Fenway
03-15-2007, 02:26 PM
This should explode in Friday's papers

Why the media sucks… (http://38pitches.com/2007/03/15/why-the-media-sucks/)

Mar 15th, 2007 by Curt Schilling (http://38pitches.com/author/cschilling/)

and he also says the Yankees should not even bother bidding for him if he becomes a free agent

Oh and one more thing. To you Yankee fans. I won’t and never have offered up the “I wouldn’t go to NY” unsolicited. When this story first broke I was asked about the possibility of going to NY and I said I couldn’t make that move. I don’t hate the Yankees, far from it, but after what’s happened over the short period of time I’ve been in Boston, and given the fact that there are probably ten times more fans in NY that would not want me to wear the pin stripes, as opposed to those that would, I couldn’t. So rest easy, it won’t happen.

Someone mentioned that not allowing the Yanks to get into the bidding would mean less money in the end as a dumb reason to say this, I will say this. If I am concerned about my contract next year being for 20 million per, as opposed to 15 or so per, then I’ve made some immensely bad financial decisions in life, which is not the case.

No, I couldn’t go there for many of the same reasons Mariano said the same thing. While he has his entire first ballot Hall of Fame career to look back on and make that decision, which I am sure gives him far more reason to not make the move, I feel much the same way.

IndianWhiteSox
03-15-2007, 02:35 PM
3:49 - Wanted a sausage calzone

3:51 - Ate it

:roflmao::roflmao:

Mohoney
03-16-2007, 05:15 AM
I hope this fat pasty bastard loses 15 games.

Get over yourself, Stay-Puft. You're not God.

Fenway
03-16-2007, 11:09 AM
This I found interesting
http://38pitches.com/2007/03/10/more-questions-and-some-good-ones-too/#more-42


Q- Why is the fastball in effective on the first pitch?

A- The easy answer is wooden bats. College hitters, well most hitters, are taught extension to generate power. Using an aluminum bat makes you oblivious to hard stuff in because with aluminum you can get that ball out of the infield, even when you get jammed. That stops working when you get a wood bat in your hands. Hitters are, for the most part, “middle out” guys, meaning they look middle out for the ball, giving away the inside part of the plate. They do this because most pitchers work there, and the inside part of the plate is called a strike alot less than the outer half.




Schilling was posting on the Sons of Sam Horn site back in 2003, and from what I saw it was really interesting.

In particular I remember he told a story about facing Harold Baines when Schilling first came up with the Orioles. He went through the whole count, pitch by pitch, talking about drilling Baines inside for two early called strikes by just barely catching the inside corner. Then, on an 0-2 count, he threw a ball 15 inches off the plate in the opposite batter's box as a throwaway. He said he didn't think Baines would even lift the bat off his shoulder, but Baines swung at it and deposited it 410' away over the centerfield wall. He said from that point on, he always respected Baines and never gave him anything from the middle of the plate outside.

I think reading stuff like this is a real treat. If he's going to tell old baseball stories, I'd definitely check it out. If he's going to talk about politics or religion, I wouldn't read it.

Madscout
03-16-2007, 02:35 PM
Q- Who would I pay to watch play today?


A- I’d pay to see the following guys do the following things:
Santan, Clemens, Maddux, Oswalt, Nathan, Matsuzaka, Verlander, Bonderman, Harden and a few others pitch
Scott Rolen field a slow roller, or watch him run 1st to 3rd.
Alex Gonzalez field a ball anywhere
David Ortiz hit in the 9th
Derek Jeter hit in the 9th
Mariano Rivera pitch the 9th
Joe Mauer, Manny Ramirez, Albert Pujols, Todd Helton hit
There are more but those are the things I’ll turn the TV on, when we’re on the road, to watch.


Interesting. Mauer? He certainly thinks highly of Matsuzaka.

schmitty9800
03-16-2007, 02:40 PM
Eh I'm not Schilling or Red Sox fan but I've loved what I've read so far, great insights. He's not pretending to be an expert, he's giving his opinions and you don't have to read them if you don't like them.

Fenway
03-16-2007, 02:53 PM
Interesting contrast from former White Sox pitcher Jerry Reuss

I was on the field working at Yankee Stadium when Reuss ( in uniform ) hopped the fence and sat in the first row of box seats. He then said for all to hear "why would anybody pay to sit here and watch us?"

A minute later an usher came down and wanted to see his ticket :tongue:

NSSoxFan
03-16-2007, 03:26 PM
Wow, what a joke. (both the blog and Schilling)

:rolleyes: