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MLB considers the Curt Schilling matter to be closed

Feb 8, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

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And we’re done here, apparently. A statement was released from Major League Baseball with respect to Curt Schilling’s statement on Wednesday that someone with the Red Sox advised him to take PEDs back in 2008:

“At the time of the incident in question in 2008, the Boston Red Sox immediately reported the allegations to Major League Baseball as required by our investigative protocols.  Once the Red Sox reported the matter, Major League Baseball assumed sole responsibility for the investigation.  The Club handled the matter consistent with all MLB rules and requirements and in a manner that was above reproach.

“Major League Baseball thoroughly investigated the allegations and considers the matter closed.”

I still find it somewhat hard to believe that Jed Hoyer, who was then the assistant GM, never heard about this until yesterday.  Nor team president and CEO Larry Lucchino. And I’m not sure how why the source I spoke with yesterday afternoon at Major League Baseball said that MLB will look into the matter wasn’t aware that the matter had already been looked into. Seems like something at least one of these people probably should have known about.

Oh well. Thankfully everyone remembered it all by around 5PM yesterday, so that worked out nicely.

  1. historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Just in time for the weekend.

    • bosride77 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Riggghhhttt…commissioner of a major sport is always 9-5 job, weekends off. Ass

      • historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        I meant no offense, Mrs. Selig. I hope your husband got my letter about replays. Cheers!

      • cur68 - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        You got no call to be making with the name calling, buddy. If the civil level of discourse on the board is too much for you head on over to PFT where the dickfor’s like you usually hang around.

  2. raysfan1 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Oh, THAT Curt Schilling… yes, of course we investigated that. We thought you meant some other Curt Schilling. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    • andrewproughcfe - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      God-dell has offered to help burn any videotapes that might be laying around.

  3. bosride77 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Actually Craig, I think you’re the retard in this case… Way to break a story 5 years too late about a topic the public is sick of discussing!

    • cur68 - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      pssst. You need to check out this link:

      http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/02/07/curt-schilling-members-of-the-red-sox-organization-encouraged-me-to-use-peds/

      It seems to indicate that no one in the media had ever heard of this story till Schilling mentioned it the other day. It uses actual words to indicate this. It seems also that it was Jerry Spar who broke the story, not Craig.

      I don’t want to write too much since it’ll occupy you needlessly when you need to be making your apologies instead.

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        Cur…

        yu iz sayinz da werdz must be reedin too i self?Unpossible cuz me guts to sayes bad tingz abut peepl i no unnerstanz

    • drewsylvania - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Are you also going to tell Curt Schilling to unsay what he said recently about the subject?

      No?

    • drewsylvania - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      Also: How do you spell “retard”?

  4. sabatimus - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Well that was fast.

  5. dowhatifeellike - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    If it took a look-at-me statement from Schilling to bring this 5 year old story to light, what other PED stories are hiding in MLB’s files?

  6. DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Translation:

    “MLB has decided not to play along with Curt’s need for attention. We didn’t believe him 2008, and we still don’t”

  7. randygnyc - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Um, MLB baseball’s statement does not contain the words baseless or unsubstantiated. Furthermore, MLB baseball corroborates that schilling reported this years ago. What is most interesting, MLB conspicuously omits their findings and disposition in this statement.

    There is much more to this story, IMO and schilling is telling the truth.

  8. Jonny 5 - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    What’s a dickfor? Lol@ Cur…

    All I’m saying about this is, holy crap Schilling wasn’t full of crap. See, just when you think you know a guy he goes and proves you wrong. He’s only full of it most of the time. Here I thought he was full of it all the time.

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