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Schilling Blasts Red Sox Ownership: ‘Weak Men’

"I just didn't get an invitation from a few weak 'men' who've spent their entire lives paying and watching other men achieve.”

By NTK Staff | 10.25.2018 @12:53pm
Schilling Blasts Red Sox Ownership: ‘Weak Men’

Former Major League Baseball pitcher and Boston Red Sox legend Curt Schilling blasted the Red Sox owners for not inviting him to Game 2 of the World Series to throw out the first pitch along with other members of the 2004 World Series championship team in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Before Game 2 of the World Series, the Red Sox had members of the 2004 World Series championship team, which broke the ‘Curse of the Bambino,’ throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Former players included “Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Kevin Millar, and Jason Varitek,” according to ABC News’ Boston affiliate.

However, noticeably absent from the event was Schilling who was an integral part in delivering the city of Boston their first World Series championship in 86 years.

Schilling famously pitched with an injured ankle in Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series against the rival New York Yankees, which resulted in Schilling’s sock being visibly covered in blood.

Since retiring from professional baseball, Schilling has found himself at the center of several controversies for expressing his political beliefs on social media, which culminated in Schilling being fired from his job at ESPN in 2016.

According to ABC Boston:

“Curt Schilling, who still lives in the area, was not invited to attend by the Red Sox.”

“We did not reach out to him,” a Red Sox executive told Dan Shaughnessy. “It is not out of spite. It was originally just going to be Pedro and David and Wake and Millar, but we heard from a few others and they are included,” the executive said.”

“Schilling confirmed he wasn’t invited when a fan asked him on Twitter. “Nope. No worries though, great to see Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz and Kevin Millar though. Oh and I get to keep my 3 rings and 3 trophies, so it’s all good,” Schilling tweeted.”

Schilling posted a message on Facebook on Thursday morning, following the Red Sox’s 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers to address the controversy.

“Now I have never been worried or scared or concerned about showing my emotions or telling people how I feel,” Schilling wrote. “What they did, or did not do, tonight was done 100% on purpose and completely expected.”

“Were my feelings hurt? In one sense, yes, not being able to be on the field with the men who I will always share that 2004 bond with and not being able to once again thank the folks who paid for the tickets and whose lives changed with ours sucks,” Schilling wrote.

“I just didn’t get an invitation from a few weak ‘men’ who’ve spent their entire lives paying and watching other men achieve,” he continued. “My dad always told me ‘never ever live your life to make people you don’t know like you.'”

“But again, thank you guys, and gals, for the insane outpouring, it does matter, and I sincerely appreciate every one of them,” Schilling concluded.

One has to suspect that the Red Sox’s decision to not invite a legend like Schilling to the pre-game ceremony had something to do with controversies surrounding Schilling’s political views and how he expressed them.

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