January 27, 2021

I Don't Want Cooperstown, I want Shaughnessy: Curt Schilling's thoughts on baseball immortality and settling scores.

posted by beaverboard to baseball at 01:58 AM - 5 comments

Never malicious, never to willfully or intentionally hurt another person. I was 100% accountable and still am.

He writes this while holding himself accountable for nothing, including his tweet calling a T-shirt advocating the lynching of journalists "awesome"; his tweet endorsing the violent insurrection at the Capitol; his tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis; his Facebook posts attacking transgender people; and his dodgy deal costing Rhode Island taxpayers at least $28.2 million loaned to his failed videogame company, which the state said was obtained through false financial projections and misleading statements.

Schilling learns nothing from his mistakes. No one has tried harder to keep himself out of the Hall of Fame.

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on January 27, 2021


(Barry Bonds should be in the HoF, tho)

posted by NoMich at 10:22 AM on January 27, 2021

Some people never make mistakes, rcade. It's always someone else to blame. In fact for these people the whole act of deflecting responsibility becomes empowering to them.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:38 PM on January 27, 2021

So, I'm confused about something here. I keep hearing about no class of 2021, but Bert Blyleven is now a hall of fame member?

posted by NoMich at 05:39 PM on January 27, 2021

I would vote Bertie in purely on the basis of him being one of the few athletes to get a Chris Berman nickname that made me laugh out loud rather than groan.

Bert "Be Home" Blyleven.

posted by beaverboard at 06:19 PM on January 27, 2021

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