Thursday, February 07, 2008


//Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling will not be ready for the start of spring training because of shoulder issues, and is engaged in a dispute with the club over whether he needs surgery, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Furthermore, the sources said the Red Sox attempted to void his $8 million contract for 2008.

Schilling's shoulder woes are more serious than the ones that caused the club to shut him down for seven weeks last season. His availability for the start of the season is in question, and surgery would call into question whether he will pitch in 2008.//

From the Globe.

Not good news. I know Schill is aging, and isn't the #1 starter he once was, but we were relying upon him to be one of our starters. Now, news that he may be finished.

What's sad to me is the backlash on some of the RS boards. Like, Schill, just quit. Here is a man who basically sacrificed his health to secure our victory in game 6 of the 2004 ALCS. Who was an important cog in the machine last year.

Yes, if his injury is career-ending, he should step aside. But, he is our warrior!

And in the meantime - ewww. Brian McNamee saved Clemens' DNA and used needles. So gross - but I must admit, I'm grateful

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Blogger Ted D said...

This is not making me feel good.

I was really looking forward to the Curt Schilling retirement tour. If we can get him back for the second half, I can deal with it.

Was glad to see you rode out all the storms safe; I thought about you the other day, and was hoping you'd be safe.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Yes, all good here. Well, except for Schill

1:42 PM  

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