Brett Favre — er, I mean Curt Schilling — wants to keep playing:
Curt Schilling likes to break curses. The Chicago Cubs have had one for over a century.
Could it be the perfect match?
Schilling said Saturday that he’d like to pitch for the Cubs this season. The 42-year-old missed the 2008 season with a shoulder injury, but the thought of helping Chicago win its first World Series in 101 years might lure him back for one more season.
“Absolutely I’ll come back,” he said at Disney World, where he was appearing in ESPN The Weekend activities . . .
. . . Schilling, who has a career mark of 216-146, said money would not be a major issue. He’s looking for a team that has championship potential and has never won a title. “The challenge would be in a place like Tampa Bay or Chicago,” he said.
To translate, the “challenge” Schilling wants is to joint a team that is (a) already loaded with pitching; and (b) is already favored to make the playoffs, glom on to its pitching staff, grab another ring, and then get all kinds of media love for being the guy who “put them over the top.”
How about this, Curt: offer your services and celebrity to the Royals or the Pirates or someone who could maybe — maybe — use those things. Not that he’d do it, of course, because neither of those situations would maximize the Schilling-centric coverage he so obviously craves.