Curt Schilling Speaks Out After World Series Snub: They ‘Try to Ruin You’ If You’re An ‘Independent Thinker’
Curt Schilling wouldn’t call the fact that he was not invited to the field for the first pitch at Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday a “snub”, he says, but that’s what a lot of people called it. And it prompted him to write a response on Facebook.
— MLB (@MLB) October 25, 2018
David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Keith Foulke and Alan Embree were all on the field last night, and were all Schilling’s teammates in the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series victory. Though Schilling, who is local, was not invited, Red Sox executive told the Boston Globe‘s Dan Shaughnessy it was “not out of spite.”
Ceremonial first pitch tonight: 2004 team members David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Keith Foulke, Alan Embree.
No Curt Schilling, who lives locally?
Red Sox exec: “We did not reach out to him, but it is not out of spite.”
— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) October 24, 2018
Schilling, a baseball legend and, now, host of a sports show on conservative network CRTV, saw his name trending on Twitter today and after he realized it was about the “snub”, he wrote about it on Facebook.
He says in his post that, “if nothing else this country has moved to prove they can or will try to ruin you if you are an independent thinker.”
Schilling, who was fired from ESPN over a Facebook post, has been politically controversial for years, and with Trump in office that reputation is amplified. Before CRTV, he had a show with Breitbart News, and campaigned for Trump in 2016.
Here are two excerpts from the Facebook post:
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 bon with and not being able to once again thank the folks who paid for the tickets and whose lives changed with ours sucks .
But ANYONE that knows me knows that no matter what you think of my beliefs and integrity and my word, anyone that knows me knows how I feel about them. They are, in my opinion, the core of a man.
White privileged rich “men” hate me? People, who have and will again ruin others lives to make themselves appear flawless? People who’ve never broken a sweat, cried and or bled for something bigger than themselves think ill of me? I think that’s exactly what my father would have wanted from me as a man, husband and father
So no, I didn’t get invited, I didn’t get snubbed.
I just didn’t get an invitation from a few weak ‘men’ who’ve spent their entire lives paying and watching other men achieve.
My dad always told me “never ever live your life to make people you don’t know like you”
It’s one of the most peace bringing things he ever said to me.
In the clip above, Schilling further addresses the issue, reiterating much of what he said in his Facebook post and adding that “I know who I am, I know what I am, and my rings are still there, my trophies are still on the shelf. It’s all good.”
Mediaite reached out for a comment from Schilling via CRTV but had not received one at the time of publication.
[Featured image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com