Well, maybe we should have seen that coming.
On Wednesday, Curt Schilling revealed on his podcast that his former Red Sox teammate Tim Wakefield was diagnosed with brain cancer. Apparently that was private information, however, based on the backlash he’s already receiving.
Jason Varitek played with both pitchers, and his wife was quick to call out Schilling for his indiscretion on Thursday.
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Schilling has always had a big mouth, and it’s been getting him in trouble a lot lately. He basically talked his way out of the Hall of Fame with his extremely problematic and controversial Twitter account that has supported the lynching of journalists and the events of Jan. 6, 2021, among other despicable things.
He simply doesn’t know how to keep his mouth shut, but it’s especially sad that he would betray a former teammate like this. Wakefield’s diagnosis was obviously shared with him in confidence, as Wakefield had yet to go public with the information. Perhaps he wanted to wait until the Red Sox season ends this weekend, as he currently serves as a NESN studio analyst for the team. Wakefield has never been a me-first guy, and he certainly wouldn’t want to distract from the team he played 17 years for.
But of course, Schilling couldn’t keep the news to himself. He just had to tell everyone and share it with the world, even though he’s not part of Wakefield’s family. He couldn’t keep a secret if his life depended on it.
Catherine Varitek is right — this was absolutely not the time or the place for Schilling to share that information. When someone has cancer, it’s up to them to decide when, where and how they want to tell people. Schilling took that right away from him, and now Wakefield is the one who has to deal with the repercussions.
In case you needed a reminder that Schilling sucks and is a terrible person, this is it.