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MLB will investigate Curt Schilling’s claim that a Red Sox employee recommended he take PEDs

Feb 7, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

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I spoke to a source with Major League Baseball this afternoon who tells me that MLB will investigate Curt Schilling’s claim on ESPN radio yesterday afternoon that a Boston Red Sox employee told him he should take PEDs when he was suffering from shoulder trouble in 2008.

The source did not say what, exactly, would be done, but it’s hard to see how any investigation of this claim does not begin with Schilling himself. Earlier today Schilling said he would not identify who told him to take PEDs in 2008. It will be interesting to see if he is any more forthcoming to the league.

Meanwhile, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com spoke with a source who thinks Schilling is making a mountain out of a molehill:

… a source familiar with the situation said, “I’m sure if anyone said something like that, it wasn’t meant to be serious. I would bet my bottom dollar on that.”

Also this afternoon, Evan Drellich of MLB.com reported that team president/CEO Larry Lucchino said that the Boston Red Sox will look into the claim itself. As Schilling noted in his interview, however, the person is no longer employed by the Red Sox.

Baseball news has been dominated by drug stories for the past week and change. It looks like it will continue to be so dominated for a while longer.  But it is worth observing that Major League Baseball seems as serious about investigating an allegation relating to team personnel and PEDs as it is in investigating players who allegedly used. Which is a good thing.

  1. badintent - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    In other news, Curt was leading a group to buy the Red Sox and Clean out all the chicken wings and beer from the clubhouse.

    • sabatimus - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      Are you kidding? I bet it was the same “Red Sox employee” who outed the wings and beer story to begin with. He then went on to make him lead programmer at 38 Studios ;p

      • badintent - Feb 7, 2013 at 11:35 PM

        the comment was made “tongue in cheek “

  2. Detroit Michael - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    MLB doesn’t have the manpower to investigate this. All of Bud’s henchman are diligently at work during to mediate the possible relocation of the Athletics. Right?
    ;-)

  3. fanofevilempire - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    real nice Curt, ya snitch!

  4. kruegere - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    All Curt wanted to do was say something that would make him feel more important than he was. Now, everyone had to take it seriously and he’s going to have to backtrack or obfuscate his way out of this.

  5. pjmitch - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I’m sure Schilling wants to be in the Hall of Fame one day. Does he think that this sort of thing, witholding information on Steroids, will help him get there?

    What an idiot.

    • sabatimus - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      Totally. And he’s STILL withholding information by not saying who it is. According to him, he’s sat on this info since 2008. And still sitting…

  6. chill1184 - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Can of worms, you just opened it Curt

    • Francisco (FC) - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Can of worms? I imagine it more like this:

      Just pretend Curt Shilling is Paul-Muad’dib.

      • ltzep75 - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        The spice must flow.

  7. bgrillz - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    This is Curt continuing his “Look at me, I’m still relevant” act. He has an opinion on everything. He’s like that one friend you have who always has a buddy who has done that for everything. Oh wow, there was a guy found dead in the Grand Canyon,he was lost hiking. Curt Schilling “You don’t say, well I have an unnamed buddy who did that, but he survived.” We’d like to talk to him, what’s his name. Uhhhh, ummm, I am not telling you.

  8. takavl - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Some people just can’t help themselves…after a rational quip about gay team mates, he starts his Schillisms up again. Lessee, first everyone knew about PEDs, then no one did, then his last season (taking the money and running, at least he returned his bonus) he was teased with the chemical chance. Is he ginning up the media so peeps will remember him? Didn’t he already auction some junk off? I know that the firesale at his hypocritically-minded and unfortunately-run game co. was a few months ago. Will he try to get a spot in the players’ union now? LOL

    Schill is like that lovable, loud uncle many of us have that, while meaning well, says the wrong thing and justifies any personal inconsistency with verbal sleights of hand…

  9. andrewproughcfe - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    > “Meanwhile, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com spoke with a source who thinks Schilling is making a mountain out of a molehill”

    Boston media circles the wagons again. Who is the source – Belichick?

    • chill1184 - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      If we’re just going to throw random Boston sports figures I’ll throw Tim Thomas into the ring

  10. illegalblues - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    oh not those dreaded steroids! think of the children

  11. psousa1 - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    What a total POS. I always liked him but he is unsufferable. This just smacks of – “Look at me!!! Pleasee!!! Forget about the money I bilked from the state of RI!!!!! Water under the bridge!”

    He is just looking for a way to remain relevant. This guy probably has no close friends. How big of him to throw that out there. He loves attention, man the eff up and name names. Because there was nobody.

  12. westof1club - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Wait – there were PEDs involved in the Red Sox’s successful postseason runs? News to me…

  13. sanzarq - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    If he refuses to cooperate, they’re gonna pick him up in a HumVee at 3 in the morning, put a bag over his head, transport him to Guantanamo & water-board his big-mouth until he spills the beans. Sounds like the pitch for a movie. Lionsgate would greenlight it.

  14. tfbuckfutter - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    I like that picture of Curt.

    He looks like a fat version of James Spader in an 80s high school movie.

    Is he listening to someone reading poetry?

  15. tampajoey - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Eventually all pro athletes turn into rats.

  16. narfmoo12 - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    He played on the 1993 Phillies, 2001 Dbacks (Gonzalez popping 50 homers), 2004 Red Sox (with Manny and Ortiz), and 2007 Red Sox … We know he saw/used/benefited from steroids, so just go away already.

  17. historiophiliac - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    I hate dudes who show off their jewelry.

  18. mogogo1 - Feb 7, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Schilling’s original comment was stupid and an obvious attempt to get some attention. But MLB’s response is even dumber. How would one investigate this? It was years ago, there’ll be no proof, and even if Schilling gave them a name his word isn’t exactly golden. Just let the pathetic broke guy go about his business trying to stay relevant.

  19. dawglb - Feb 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    This guy is an absolute attention whore. Whether it’s the MLB Playoffs, Bruins winning the Stanley Cup, Gay Rights, PED’s, ….. he gets in the news. WHO CARES what he thinks about ANYTHING!?!?!?
    I hope he never gets into the Hall of Fame.

  20. coryfor3 - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    Teams shouldn’t encourage players but shouldn’t players be held responsible for what they do?

  21. java49 - Feb 8, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Im sure many, many great men have said this before me, but why wont this guy just go away? Hows that Motley Crew song go?

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