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Monday, March 02, 2009
Comment of the DayI 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!
Man, I wish Schilling's mom had never found this blog.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:18pm
best. post. ever.
Posted 03/02 at 01:40 PM
Man, Curt gets up early to Google himself nowadays.
Posted 03/02 at 01:49 PM
Unfortunatley, this reponse does not evidence that the guy was listening to you. Nothing he said was relevant to anything you actually wrote, so it seems, at most, he was listening to the title of your post.
Posted 03/02 at 01:52 PM
Every player who has ever and will ever play the game will, from now on, be defined solely by the measure to which they are like / not like Alex Rodriguez, as a human being. Forget WARP, OPS and Win Shares: the only stat that matters is the A-Rod Symmetrical Quotient.
Posted 03/02 at 01:52 PM
Wow, it looks like they let anyone read Shysterball nowadays, huh?
Posted 03/02 at 01:53 PM
Several assumption may have been made in his comments.
The first being that Schilling has never done PEDs as he may have prior to testing and may have used HGH post steroids testing. Unfortunately taking any player at their word is risky and while I tend to believe Schilling was clean I will not take anything, with any player, with total certainly about not having taken PEDs. I am not throwing all players into the PEDs pools but the clean players unwillingness push the PA to ask for testing is partly to blame for the current era of uncertainty.
The second assumption is in regards to Schilling telling the truth - again I do not tend to disagree with much of what he has said about baseball. However Schilling has used his baseball celebrity to push his political and moral beliefs as well and I do not agree with all of what he advocates and cannot accept them to be truths. I do believe that some of the other Curt bashers are equally as critical of his non-baseball commentary.
Lastly, the ‘kiss his fat hairy a**’ may be an assumption as well unless there is some insider knowledge. As one who has seen him in a baseball uniform I concur with the fat comment but wonder where the knowledge of hairy may be coming from.
(Please note - the above is meant to be joke and not a shot at writer of the initial comment)
Posted 03/02 at 02:21 PM
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Looks/sounds like ole Curt is suffering from “savioritis”. what a shame. Seems that he needs to be put on yet a higher pedastal.
Posted 03/02 at 02:24 PM
Not to take anything away from wise men like Curt Schilling and Jose Canseco, but wouldn’t it be refreshing if the guy making public statements was Bill “Spaceman” Lee or Mickey Rivers?
Posted 03/02 at 03:31 PM
Poll of More Unnatural-ness?:
A) Curt Schilling stapling his achilles on
B) Taking a supplement that allows your body to produce more hormones
Posted 03/02 at 03:46 PM
I don’t tend to believe Curt was clean. He was on the ‘93 Phillies.
Posted 03/02 at 03:47 PM
Wooden U Lykteneau said...
Oh come on people - this is so obviously the work of a fellow Yavapai Community College alumnus.
Posted 03/02 at 03:57 PM
Andy L said...
Ahhh. Good times. Schilling got me that first Series in 2004…but that doesn’t make him not a jackass. A future Hall of Famer, but a jackass nonetheless.
Posted 03/02 at 03:59 PM
I’m not a card-carrying Schilling Hater (as are many people I know), but I think even Curt’s mom would readily admit that her son craves the spotlight the way vampires crave blood. He’s a borderline HOF candidate, but he’s a first-ballot, inner-circle attention hound.
Posted 03/02 at 07:27 PM