I was a D.J. at a radio station for a few years in high school and college. Within the first few days on the air, I started to get hate mail and people calling to yell at me. I was only 16 at the time, and this bothered me a great deal. My boss, Bob the Program Director, told me not to worry. “Silence is way worse than anger,” he said, “because at least anger means people are listening to you.” Such advice only goes so far, but once in a while I get a comment that makes me think of Bob. Like this one, in response to this morning’s Curt Schilling piece:
Back off Schil. you jerk!
I hear so many people talk about Curt “running his mouth” but never a word about the fact that most of the time the guy is dead-on right. He’s called out players he KNEW were dirty and cheating the game. So what the hell is wrong with that?!
How can anyone bust Curts chops for enjoying the spotlight when you can’t turn on a TV without seeing the latest steroid cheat from the Yankees making another empty apology for doing “something” wrong.
At least with Schilling we knew he wasn’t out chasing mannish strippers and chomping ‘roids like A-Fraud.
Curt Schilling stands out in the world of MLB today simply because he speaks the truth regardless of the BS he’s gotten from those who would prefer to remain blissfully ignorant of the games issues (like the jerk who wrote the article here).
And why wouldn’t a team like the Cubs be more than happy to bring in one of MLBs best playoff pitchers of the last twenty years?
Instead of attacking Schilling you should be kissing his fat hairy a** for having enough moral integrity to speak the truth in a game that has lived and flourished off of lies for the last two decades.
If anything the game needs more players like Curt.
Man, I wish Schilling’s mom had never found this blog.