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Curt Schilling's blog
April 28, 2007 12:09 PM   Subscribe

On Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's blog, Curt responds to commenter questions, reviews his starts pitch-by-pitch, discusses his various charities, engages ex-teammate Kevin Millar in conversation, and responds to the recent controversy over his bloody sock from the 2004 postseason. Love him or hate him (or defend his blogging, at least), it's a new way for athletes to engage the public, and any baseball fan can learn a lot from his analysis of his starts.
posted by ibmcginty (23 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's also been involved in starting a video game company dedicated to developing MMO's: 38 studios/green monster games.

There was a thread about his involvement in the company qt3, and he joined the conversation. He seems like a pretty hardcore gamer.
posted by malphigian at 12:18 PM on April 28, 2007


Doh, correct link for 38 studios.
posted by malphigian at 12:18 PM on April 28, 2007


This article on Deadspin about the bloody sock "controversy" (and I am emphatically not a Schilling fan, just think the whole thing is dumb) contains the funniest image I've seen in forever.
posted by kosem at 12:23 PM on April 28, 2007


I am emphatically not a Schilling fan

I emphatically am. and the blog is surprisingly interesting. thanks for the link.
posted by matteo at 12:26 PM on April 28, 2007


I emphatically am.

You know he's pitching for Jesus, right? And he stumps for republicans? I hate him unless he's pitching well. And so far he's pitched well.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:34 PM on April 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can't hate all war supporters. That seems like a pathology. We're supposed to be a single country, even if by force of will and despite very different beliefs. A lot of us have had to make our peace with parents, coworkers, friends -- we can make our peace with a pitcher.

I think the war was an obvious gaffe; others disagree. It's time to carry on anyway.
posted by argybarg at 12:47 PM on April 28, 2007


I hate athletes who attribute their success to Jesus. Therefore, I hate Curt Schilling.
posted by billysumday at 12:56 PM on April 28, 2007


The whole idea of athletes praying for victory is pretty stupid. Viewed this way, athletic endeavors (in this case, baseball games) are reduced to pitch-by-pitch contests to prove who God loves more:

"A swing and a miss! Strike one to Bonds, and God is obviously smiling on Schilling. Called strike on the inside corner! God is really loving Schilling right about now! A wind up and the pitch...Bonds blasts it into left field! It's going...going....gone! HOME RUN - AND GOD'S LOVE - BONDS!"

posted by The Card Cheat at 1:03 PM on April 28, 2007


Christ almighty. Yeah, we New Englanders aren't the region that leads the country in public displays of religion (we do have higher literacy and lower divorce rates, though), but there's no reason to hate a guy for it.

I disagree with Schilling about, oh, maybe everything, politically, but I don't hate the guy for having different views than me.
posted by ibmcginty at 1:08 PM on April 28, 2007


I suck at baseball. Jesus must fuckin' hate my guts.
posted by popechunk at 1:14 PM on April 28, 2007


Alex Rodriguez is hotter than hot. The amazing thing, and people might find it hard to believe but I got to see it up close and personal, was that Barry Bonds spent an entire season that hot.

Yeah, I find that hard to believe. Jesus must really be pleased with A Rod. Very pleased indeed. 14 HRs, 34 RBIs in 21 games? At this tempo, Rodriquez will hit over 120 homers and knock in more than 250 RBIs. Bonds was never this hot for an entire season. Not even close.
posted by three blind mice at 1:32 PM on April 28, 2007


Gilbert Arenas and Paul Shirley are the gold standard for sports blogs, with Ian Crocker coming next. Fuck baseball, war supporters, and Jesus.
posted by dame at 1:39 PM on April 28, 2007


Can I skip the baseball, war supporters, and Jesus, and get right down to the nitty gritty of fucking every bonobo in the colony?
posted by breezeway at 2:26 PM on April 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm just pleased he is articulate.
posted by Dizzy at 5:20 PM on April 28, 2007


I'm just pleased he is articulate.

As a Sox fan, I hold the exact opposite opinion.
posted by yerfatma at 6:00 PM on April 28, 2007


yerf---
I meant in the general sense of, "Gee, it's nice to see a guy who plays a kid's game for a living put a complete sentence together in a way that doesn't make me wince or worry about never learning the fundamentals of spoken and written English."
posted by Dizzy at 6:08 PM on April 28, 2007


(Or did I completely and foolishly miss that you were joking?)
posted by Dizzy at 6:12 PM on April 28, 2007


This is like Pamela Anderson touring a show where she performs Ani Defranco covers. Lots of people like blogs and lots of people like baseball, but I think the overlap is not so big.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:16 PM on April 28, 2007


This is like Pamela Anderson touring a show where she performs Ani Defranco covers. Lots of people like blogs and lots of people like baseball, but I think the overlap is not so big.

I know. I was going to ask Dame to amend her comment to continue to fuck war supporters and Jesus, but change "baseball" to "blogs."

And fuck Dizzy for his condescending "kid's game" comment. But he bothers to tell people on his profile page that he's an actor, so we should probably expect him to be insufferably pretentious.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:44 PM on April 28, 2007


No post about Schilling could be conplete without a mention of the Everquest feud with Doug Glanville.
posted by norm at 6:55 PM on April 28, 2007


"I vowed revenge on the soul of Bingbong," Glanville said, "for the negligent actions of Cylc."

Thanks for that norm. Really.
posted by Pacheco at 7:35 PM on April 28, 2007


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posted by Dizzy at 7:58 PM on April 28, 2007


Schilling has always been outspoken about things - that's just part of why he gets the coverage he does. But he wouldn't get the ink and airwaves that he does if it wasn't for this one little thing - he's arguably the best postseason pitcher ever in baseball. There's all types in a baseball locker room. But the guy hitting .270 or the pitcher with a 4.75 ERA and a below-.500 win-loss record aren't going to command a reporter's attention.
posted by azpenguin at 1:46 AM on April 29, 2007


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