Boston Red Sox: Really, Curt? Really?

Curt Schilling claims that his comments about being offered performance enhancing drugs by members of the Boston Red Sox training staff were meant to prove that it’s not always bad guys making bad decisions  when it comes to PEDs.

Ok.  last time I checked, Schilling wasn’t responsible for Major League Baseball’s office for Public Relations Department of Damage Control, so what compelled him to arbitrarily make his comments on Wednesday?  It wasn’t to bring attention to himself…Just ask him, he’ll tell you.

Feb 3, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; MLB former pitcher Curt Schilling is interviewed on radio row at the Super Bowl XLVI media center at the J.W. Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently, you don’t have to ask the former Sox pitcher anything, he’ll just pop off about anything that comes into his head…if you hang around long enough, you’ll find out just about anything you want to know about his time with the Sox, from his ex-teammates’ sexual orientation to whether they dined on original recipe or extra crispy chicken in the bullpen.

Whatever the case, Anyone who had anything to do with Schilling in his time in Boston probably wishes he’d just shut his mouth.

It’s like listening to a bitter ex that can’t live without trashing their former spouse, or their friends – something right out of Lifetime Channel movie.

“At the end of my career in 2008, when I had gotten hurt, there was a conversation that I was involved in which it was brought to my attention this was a potential path I might want to pursue,” Schilling said in an interview on ESPN Radio – also stating that the incident occurred in the Red Sox clubhouse.

“It was an incredibly uncomfortable conversation,” he said, but apparently not so uncomfortable to mention it 5 years after the fact.

Virtually every member of that team and staff have moved on from the team and are in various other positions in and around Major League Baseball or retired, so his comments became fodder for every witch-hunting journalist in the country…and at least one former executive has gone on the offensive before they were forced onto the defensive.

“The first I ever heard of that was this morning when I saw it, so clearly, no,  it didn’t ring true to me at all,” said former assistant General Manager Jed Hoyer said. “I can tell you it would be  preposterous that (former Sox GM) Theo Epstien or I would be involved in that. So I can comment for the  two of us.”

Hoyer, who is now the Executive vice president and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs seemed bewildered by the remarks. “I obviously wasn’t there. I don’t know the story he’s talking about  so I can’t comment on the rest of it. I can tell you certainly it wasn’t Theo or  me.”

With Schilling claiming that he wasn’t trying to bring attention to himself by making the remarks, one had to wonder what his motivation is.

If it was to make his former bosses and teammates uncomfortable and to start a nationwide witch-hunt just when baseball players are about to report for spring training, mission accomplished.

Geez…guys that just like listening to themselves talk…

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Curt Schilling, Jed Hoyer

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