I know it’s been a while (actually since the baseball season started) that we have updated our top 100 players in Red Sox history list. Truth be told, we got off to a great start, but wrangling bloggers who were trying to write their own blogs and balance work and family lives made coordinating it overwhelmingly difficult. But thanks to Cormac from “I didn’t know there was baseball in Ireland” we are getting back on it. I don’t expect more than a post a week, but we’ll see. Without further adieu, the list marches on.
Coming in at #33 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is starting pitcher Curt Schilling.
With the exception of Barry Bonds there really isn’t a baseball player active today with a more polarising effect on the public and indeed the sports media than Curt Schilling.
He is an unusual entity, a professional athlete who is more than happy to talk with the media, so much so that he runs his own blog. This ‘ease’ with which he approaches his media encounters leads some fans and professional writers to find fault in how Schilling runs his life, both on and off the field.
Strip all that away though, and what do you have? Schilling is a potential hall of fame candidate who has shone particularly bright in the postseason.