Put A Sock In It, Curt!!!!

By L.A. Batchelor
Updated: June 13, 2008

NORTH CAROLINA — Is it me or are you tired of Curt Schilling running his mouth on the Internet and to the media? Going back to the infamous “bloody sock” controversy (which by the way I think was staged), the Red Sox pitcher has opened his mouth and expressed his views on Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, the steroid issue to the war in the Iraq and his support of the outgoing unpopular President Bush.

From comments on his website to quotes to the press before or after baseball games, Schilling hasn’t been shy when it comes to letting the world know where he stands on many hot topics that surface daily.

To Schilling, the comments he’s made on such topics, gives him the feeling he is speaking for most people. The common man. The blue collar worker who believes in God, believes in country, believes in democracy and believes in fair play and doing things the right way.

Hmmm? Where have I heard this rhetoric before? President Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and others in the right wing KLAN. Yes, you don’t have to be in politics to “be in politics” and Curt Schilling is the prime example.

With all the comments of division that Schilling has made in the past that truly gives us witness to his hate, jealous and his “I’m morally superior and righteous than you are” attitude, his latest verbal propaganda is the worst ever.

This time his target: Kobe Bryant. Schilling called out Kobe Bryant on the Boston Red Sox ace’s blog for yelling at his Los Angeles Laker teammates in their Game 2 loss.

Schilling wrote that Bryant came to the bench angry at every timeout and “yelled about something they weren’t doing, or something they did wrong. No dialog about `hey, let’s go’ or whatever.” Schilling said Bryant’s comments were peppered with expletives.

“He’d yell at someone, make a point, or send a message, turn and walk away, and more than once the person on the other end would roll eyes or give a ‘whatever dude’ look,” Schilling wrote on his web site www.38pitches.com.

To Kobe’s credit, he struck back at Schilling. “After the time of all those bleeps, we almost pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in history,” he said. “It seemed to motivate them pretty well.”

Asked if he was disappointed in Schilling’s comments, Bryant responded, “Go Yankees!” and pumped his fist, drawing laughter from reporters.

Are you kidding me? What planet is Schilling from? Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Schilling play in Major League Baseball or some other league?

Does he have an identical twin that plays in MLB making him so naive to the real world of professional sports and the interaction and dialog that takes place among teammates?

Are we to believe that Schilling never overheard an opponent using such explicits to motivate his teammates to try an earn a victory? Maybe it’s Schilling has never played with a baseball team at any level that use such obscenity to express a desire to play hard and play to win.

I don’t know about you, but I find this exceedingly absurd.

So why the aggression towards the 2008 NBA MVP? Because Schilling continues to feel a sense of superiority when it comes to uprightness, morality and goodness in a society of wrong, and immorality.

Schilling loves to spout his opinion’s not just to put himself in the spotlight on social and political issues that effect our lives, but he also displays an eagerness to be right, righteous and fill some insane belief in making everyone have a thought process of this perfect country, perfect sports, perfect person and perfect world when in reality, “perfection” in today’s world is “imperfect”.

Schilling should look at the other greats in sports history.

Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Joe Montana, John Elway and other greats who have won championships during their Hall of Fame careers all had to motivate their teammates to give everything they had when the game and the championship is on the line.

So why would Schilling, who has won just one championship in his career, should comprehend such interlocution that would take place when a team is entrenched in battle when the ultimate goal is a championship crown.

Not every great player motivates and leads with calm and quietness like David Robinson or Tim Duncan.

Now some of you admirers of Schilling may say I am being too harsh and exaggerating such comments made by Mr. Schilling, and I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

It’s time for Schilling to concentrate on winning baseball games for the Red Sox, especially since he is on the disabled list and his short and long term future is in doubt. Then again, maybe Schilling is posturing himself for a career in politics after life in the majors.

You never know. John McCain is running as the presumptive republican nominee with the same type of views and positions as Schilling and let’s not forget, Schilling pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks and McCain is a Senator from Arizona.

Just something to think about…………like Schilling would want you to do when spreading his propaganda and agenda.