Schilling and Shilling

Brilliant Readers, This is the latest of a series of Baseball Hall of Fame-related posts leading up to the big announcement of the new inductees on Jan. 25. Thanks, as always, for your readership and support. Joe I don’t suppose there really is much left for me to say about Curt Schilling. As I’ve written many, many times, I think he was a truly great pitcher, one of the greatest pitchers ever. And as a Hall of Fame candidate, well, he’s torpedoed his chances by trolling and saying and spreading a bunch of dumb and controversial and hateful things and then saying he was being persecuted for being a conservative and then asking to be removed as a Hall of Fame candidate, which a number of voters were more than happy to do.*

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