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Schilling Piles on Pedro

Nov 6, 2009, 8:55 AM EDT

It’s been five years since Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez were less-than-perfectly-friendly teammates, yet old bloody sock can’t seem to let things go. After talking about how he didn’t care all that much for Pedro’s sense of humor and laid back personality back in Boston, Schilling brought some seriously oblivious irony to the table:

“You guys remember, when Pedro was here, Pedro played by different rules. And Pedro, to a degree, earned the right to play by different rules. But players that play by different rules and take advantage of those, that’s probably the only reason I ever had issues with Pedro. And it was not a big deal, I know people are going to make it a bigger deal than I’m making it. But the amount of respect and admiration and the loyalty and friendship I have with [Terry Francona] . . . I saw some things, from Opening Day leaving the ballpark in Tito’s first game here. There’s just little, crappy dumb stuff.”

And how didn’t Schilling play by different rules? How many stars write blogs with lots of critical content during the season? How many guys get a free pass for openly and obviously letting themselves get out of shape like Schilling did towards the end of his career?  How many ballplayers have been as openly opinionated as Schilling was during his playing days? Given everything we know about the culture of baseball clubhouses, I’m sure there are no small number of former teammates who didn’t much care for the different rules that applied to Schilling, just as Schilling didn’t care for Pedro’s special treatment.

Schilling says ” I know people are going to make it a bigger deal than I’m making it.”  Of course he does. Indeed, getting his opinion out there, stirring up stuff and having people talk about it is his entire reason for living anymore, is . Which is fine if that’s what he wants to do. But he should at least have a little self-awareness about it.

Pedro is an unorthodox, attention-creating personality. So was Schilling.  In light of that, I’m tempted to believe that Schilling’s biggest problem with Pedro was that his time in Boston represented the first time in his career he had some competition as the center of attention.

  1. ED - Nov 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    The more that SISSY Shilling opens his mouth the more it looks like he should go to Los Angeles to Muscle Beach where they might be interested in his poses for articles. He Belongs in the GOP leadership group where the most sissified looking leaders could use another wimp to make a threesome. People like shilling was the reason the term JERK came about.

  2. len - Nov 6, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    He Belongs in the GOP leadership group where the most sissified looking leaders could use another wimp to make a threesome.
    no one looks like a bigger sissy and more indecisive than the current occupant of the white house. politics doesn’t belong on this thread except to state that they are just a bunch of windbags . shilling is no different.

  3. Reality - Nov 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Schilling once told a radio audience in Az during the strike days, that” the fans should shut-up and not comment on things they know nothing about.” Good thing we had Randy to save his but in game 7.

  4. planktonDisciple - Nov 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    I was thinking about starters, but failed to mention that. Correction noted.

  5. michael - Nov 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    nice to see so many curt schilling fans in the house :)

  6. tismayan,nicaragua - Nov 6, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    this marica-like guy,wants the attention from the world-series
    aimed at him, pedro is going to the hof hi is not.hi is envious
    and jealous. pedro is part of baseball history already and still
    going,a humble nice person.curt schillin….you are full of it,
    keep your mouth shut it stinks. i wonder why your wife and kids
    can stay close to you,,one of these you are goin to bad-mouth
    them too.dissapear mr shitlin,you’re gone,let the rest of baseball people an fans enjoy their moments.they dont need you,be what you
    a roto primmo-donut…..

  7. Jimee Jonhson - Nov 6, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Curt Shilling’s words aren’t even worth…a shilling! Yeah, the other comments berating Curt are a lot better than this one. Shilling is the Rush Limpballs of sports radio. Enjoy!

  8. kejji - Nov 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Shilling is the south end of a northbound mule…never has anything good to say.

  9. JohnTucson - Nov 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM

    What a bunch of doofusses … hahahahahaha … you all got your chain pulled, didn’t you?

  10. Jeff - Nov 6, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Somebody PLEASE stuff a “ketchup” sock into Shill’s mouth!!!
    No Hall of Fame for you pal…

  11. David Moore - Nov 7, 2009 at 2:35 AM

    The joys of being “Curt” isn’t worth a Schilling. What a pompous a*hole! And to think how much I loved watching him pitch for the Phillies. He was my favorite player on the team and boy could he pitch……….Then reality sank in instantly when he made his choice for “W” known and went the road of Jim Bunning, another ex-Phillie hero of mine who is a few bagels short of a happy meal (even the GOP is having trouble getting rid of him) Hey Curt, glad your a Republican. There isn’t room in my party for a windbag like you. As for your comments on Pedro…..who is still pitching, pitching well, and winning ball games!!!!!! It sure isn’t you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. David Moore - Nov 7, 2009 at 2:36 AM

    The joys of being “Curt” isn’t worth a Schilling. What a pompous a*hole! And to think how much I loved watching him pitch for the Phillies. He was my favorite player on the team and boy could he pitch……….Then reality sank in instantly when he made his choice for “W” known and went the road of Jim Bunning, another ex-Phillie hero of mine who is a few bagels short of a happy meal (even the GOP is having trouble getting rid of him) Hey Curt, glad your a Republican. There isn’t room in my party for a windbag like you. As for your comments on Pedro…..who is still pitching, pitching well, and winning ball games!!!!!! It sure isn’t you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Steve Elville - Nov 7, 2009 at 7:12 AM

    Love Pedro and his personality. The competition and rivalry between pitchers on the level of Schilling and Pedro must (be) have been beyond intense. This is the stuff that keeps us comng back for more. Thank goodness for personalities like Pedro.

  14. Eric - Nov 7, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Relative to his peers, Pedro in Boston was the most dominant pitcher of all-time. That stint in Boston ranks as the top performance by a starting pitcher on any team. Without Pedro, there was no Championship. As far as I’m concerned, that qualifies him to rewrite the rules in any way he sees fit!!! He was written off again this year and was 5-1 for the Phillies and once again in the post season.
    A steroid era pitcher with Koufax numbers!!! Unless he was juicing himself, there can be no debate that for 7-10 years he was best pitcher in baseball and all-time.

  15. XTrust_No1X - Nov 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Oh Please, Shut the Fuk up Schilling, you loser! You and your fake bloody sock routine is a joke! Don’t you think that if you were really as great as you think you were, you wouldn’t have been bought by the Yankees unlimited bank account. That right there says it all, if the Yankees don’t want you, and you were a great pitcher, there’s a reason why the Yankees never even thought about obtaining your services, One: either you really weren’t as good as you thought you were, or Two: Your personality wasn’t up to the Yankees high standards. I believe, it was a combination of both reasons why the Yankees wouldn’t let you wear the Legendary Pinstripes. And, now, since you left MLB, you’re still the same little smhuck that nobody liked, not even your dog.

  16. Snedly - Nov 7, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Schilling is a big-mouthed idiot who should just be quiet.

  17. Curt Schilling - Nov 8, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    Don’t you get it, you idiots? I am jealous!!! Jealous, I say!!! And I want to fight A-Rod, too!

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