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Wanna buy Curt Schilling’s stuff?

Oct 8, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

Curt Schilling AP

Curt Schilling went broke designing video games in which players were to have engaged in mounted combat while riding flying pigs. How that wasn’t a billion dollar idea I have no idea, but stuff happens.

And when you go broke, stuff gets auctioned off. Curt Schilling’s stuff, to be specific, and you can go here to see what piece of SchillingDom you want. Among the many items listed for sale:

Craftsman tractor entitled “The Ice Mower”, Hummer golf cart, baseball glove chair, marble top pedestal sink, billiard table, pinball & arcade games, ping pong table, tools, various sporting equipment, pristine retro Coca Cola machine, matching sofas & club chairs from the home theater, Studio 38 drafting table, lots of costumes just in time for Halloween … and so much more to be unpacked! Due to the large quantity of items, the sale hours have been extended from our usual to 8-4:00pm! This is one you DO NOT want to miss!!

No love for Schilling at all, and much scorn for him given how badly his company ended up screwing its employees over. Employees who, unlike him, can’t fall back on a high-priced ESPN analyst gig or a Major League Baseball pension. ┬áThat said, it’s kinda sad to see a person’s belongings put up for auction like this. Especially kids’ stuff, of which there is a lot.

  1. silversun60 - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Yes, I do.

    To Burn.

    While he watches.

    And cries.

    • ilovegspot - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      How much is the phony bloody sock going for?

      • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

        The sock was auctioned over a year ago. I believe analysis was done to the blood to prove it was real after as well.

  2. cardsfanindelaware - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Curt needs to pay back the $75 mil that he screwed Rhode Island out of, give reparations to all the employees that lost their livelihoods and then once all of his wrongs have been righted, go jump off a cliff, forgetting to put on a parachute…


    • apkyletexas - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      The game that Craig is trashing, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, was released and is considered by some reviewers to be one of the best games of its kind. It’s sold millions of copies, and continues to make updates available for the players. The game does not have flying pigs.

      The company itself was involved in a number of projects, and the company failed through the actions of a number of individuals, and because of the same market dynamics that have caused numerous other video game makers to fail. For anyone to claim that the bankruptcy occurred because Schilling fired off a silly flying-pigs email is a bit irresponsible.

      Bottom line? State governments should NOT be investing in video game companies – an ultra-volatile industry. No one is stupider here than the people who approved the loan.

      And by the way – I personally think Schilling is a pompous ass, and that the Red Sox (especially Papi and Man-Ram) juiced their way to the 2004 World Series title – for what its worth.

      • Reflex - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

        1) The game he is referring to is the MMO Schilling spent most of his loan building, not the game that was released.

        2) By ‘millions’ I hope you mean ‘between 1-2 million’ which is a mediocre rate. Its reviews were slightly above average.

        3) That slightly above average game was not developed by Schilling’s studio at all, but by another studio they acquired that already written most of it when they were acquired. Big Huge Games was a well known studio with a good track record, and of course its now down the tubes with 38Studios. 38Studios never turned out a game that they had developed.

        And yes, it was dumb of RI to loan this money. It was also the exact type of crony capitalism Republicans have become famous for of late, and Lincoln Chafee handled the situation admirably when he took office.

      • Reflex - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        Oh, and I forgot to mention, this whole fiasco never would have happened if the Phils had kept Curt in the minors for a couple more seasons. Its obvious that by rushing him two decades later he was prone to creating bad game studios. Obviously.

        And no, I’m not going to let it go until you admit you were wrong about Griffey, which is one of the most idiotic statements I have seen a commentator here make.

      • apkyletexas - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM

        Griffey? You mean the guy who missed 2,571 plate appearances to injury, in which he would have hit an extra 147 home runs, to end up with 777 for his career – or 15 more than Bonds? (

        Yeah – he didn’t need coaches to teach him not to run into walls and break his wrist. Clearly, he had nothing to gain from a disciplined approach to the game.

      • Reflex - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

        You mean Griffey, the guy who missed significant time in only one season prior to his age 31 season? Do you have any idea how ridiculous that sounds? Most players would love that kind of health.

  3. Old Gator - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    If I buy his sock, will he get nailed for bankruptcy fraud like Lenny Dykstra?

    • apkyletexas - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      I disagree with your premise – I think it was his blood on that sock and not ketchup. However, I’ve got to give you two thumbs up for a very well-played bit of trolling there.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Sock was already sold over a year ago… and it was blood by the way.

  4. rbj1 - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    A Hummer golf cart? I guess you can have too much money.

    • bigharold - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Not any more!

  5. dexterismyhero - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    I want the Clemente bat!

  6. titaniksigh - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    No. I don’t.

  7. sabatimus - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Hey Craig, Kingdoms of Amalur was actually a good game. The game’s quality wasn’t the reason 38 Studios and Schilling exploded into a debt festival.

  8. jimmymarlinsfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    It is criminal that Schilling isn’t sitting in a jail

  9. girardisbraces - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    It’s not sad at all as far as I’m concerned. The guy is an asshat and if the kids have anyone to be mad at for having their crap sold, it’s their douchebag father. I’m sure they’re still not suffering nearly as much as the people he put out of work.

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