In which I defend a sports hero

Curt Shilling Will Kick Your Ass
Update: 2017
I feel that it’s important to note that I wrote this blog entry long before Shilling began ranting like a lunatic. I have lost all respect for the man and now sadly consider him a blight on Red Sox nation.

What happens when a real celebrity has a real blog? There are a few mediocre celebrities that have pseudo-real blogs. (Zach Braff comes to mind. Aside from the fact that you can clearly see he’s high every now and then, he’s about the least controversial guy in Hollywood.) Few truly famous people are out there creating honest-to-goodness blog entries. Mark Cuban is one. Curt Schilling is another.

Schilling is a rock star in the baseball universe, and he has been since even before he helped pitch the Red Sox to the most amazing win in baseball history. He started a blog a few months ago and he writes from the heart, not just marketing drivel or media propaganda. It’s great reading. He writes about Spring training, about his team, about his life. He basically keeps a blog just like I keep this blog.

The Bloody SockRight now Schilling’s under a bit of a media attack. Some jerk reporter has accused him (and his team) of doctoring “the sock” — exaggerating the amount of blood by adding ketchup or some nonsense like that. But Schilling — unlike most people who find themselves the subject of media scrutiny — has a blog. His reply to the issue is brilliantly-written and well worth a read. Here’s a snippet:

If you have the nuts, or the guts, grab an orthopedic surgeon, have them suture your ankle skin down to the tissue covering the bone in your ankle joint, then walk around for 4 hours. After that go find a mound, throw a hundred or so pitches, run over, cover first a few times. When you’re done check that ankle and see if it bleeds. It will.

There are 3 comments on this post

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    i can wait til sombody kicks curt shilling ASS!!!!!!!!!!! an breaks his face one day for his big mouth damm he dont know when to shut up i hate his bitch ass him and the boston fagsox is a true thing about the sock thing he put ketchup in it what freaaakin ass he thought nobody would find out he suckssssssss and anybody who likes him suck an can kiss my yankee ass f**k all u faggits

  2. On this Barry Bonds issue. First Shilling says what he feels, then he apologizes. He pulled the same crap when asked about steroids a few years ago first condemning it and then taking it back. He’s gutless and I wish he would grow a pair of balls. Anyone who thinks McGuire,Bonds and Sosa did not use steroids is either a liar or incredibly stupid.

  3. Good Luck to curt with his shoulder. as I have had a tore R C for over and went the Therapy and it got it worse now I am waiting to see if my doctor is going to do anything or if I am to old or not I will pray for you

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