awesome! i was just thinking the other day, “you know what curt schilling needs? another outlet for his musings, opinions, and innermost thoughts.” and, just like that, i got my wish!
the biggest drag about this is that everyone knows schilling isn’t one of those guys who’s just going to fade away. after he retires, he’ll undoubtedly get a job with ESPN and keep doling out his commentary. somebody put a pin in this windbag, please.
I love how yesterdays game was unavailable by radio or tv but today we can watch it on YES or listen to it on 880. Thanks so much. The games that i cant watch, i want to listen to and the games i cant listen to, i want to watch. Im not going to listen to 880 if its on YES esp at 7 15 at night when everyone is home.
The people that are bashing bubba now are prolly the same ones that wanted him to start in center last yr – stop bashing players because they arent on the yanks any more. Fans can be so childish
Dave – Bubba opened himself up to jokes because of his comments about the Yankees after leaving. That’s all they are (at least in my own case) – jokes. I don’t wish ill will on the guy and wish him the best in his caeer, but he left the door wide open for punchlines. I hardly think any of my own comments about Bubba qualify as bashing, if you were referring to them.
I just took a peek at Schilling’s blog. Well, he certainly is full of words. He’s got way too much time on his hands. Then again, major league pitchers only really work a few hours a week. Wow. You know, I just had one of those “aha” moments — I know ballplayers make indecent amounts of money, but if you think about the actual time a pitcher is actual pitching or doing pitching-related work — man, do they really, really make an indecent amount of money.
Doreen there are about 450 major leaguers I dont know how many are pitchers. But and profession that has an exclusive 450 people of unique talent and the company it self makes Billions they deserve to make millions. Fact is anybody could be come the Politically correct Teacher, Cop, firefighter not anyone can become a Professional Athlete hence the money they make.
Jeff, I know why they make millions, and I do understand it. But you have to admit if you wanted to figure out what a pitcher makes per hour, you’d just have to laugh. That’s really all I meant. No great commentary on value to society.
Curt disses a Varitek Call and blames homerun on him: great stuff. Weird he would do that maybe I misread his comments on his blog. Anyway prob last time I’ll read it but funny stuff anyway thanks Pete.
I think more players should have blogs. It’s not like they can’t spare ten minutes every few days to write some thoughts. I think Jeter has a blog on MLB’s site, but that’s Derek Jeter on the official MLB website – it would be so devoid of anything that it would create a black hole, sucking other content into it and causing it to disappear forever. Besides which, it’s probably written by a PR secretary.
“Fact is anybody could be come the Politically correct Teacher, Cop, firefighter not anyone can become a Professional Athlete hence the money they make.”
I disagree. I have more of a chance at becoming a baseball player than I do at becoming a firefighter. It’s all about ability, and where that ability lies.
Baseball players are not overpaid because they are paid in relation to how much money they bring in for their employer. The rest of us don’t get paid that way because even if we belong to unions, they’re not nearly as good as the Player’s Union.
Another thing to consider is that teachers do a very important job, but they’re not paid in relation to that because we’d rather spend our money on a baseball ticket or sports package or jersey than school taxes. That’s not a criticism against anyone, because I don’t like kids anyway, but it’s something to consider.
Start eating, Jeroboam. Schilling is quite well-known for not having anything better to do with his free time than post on Internet message boards. This is really more of a step up for him than anything.
ChrisV82, it’s not so much we’d rather buy tickets to baseball games than pay school taxes. I think it’s more being able to do both. Pay taxes and have money left over for entertainment. Ballplayers are paid what the market will support. In that sense they are not overpaid at all. And anyone (or anything) is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Like real estate. Or a Honus Wagner baseball card.
Back to Schilling — is he responding to any of the comments on his blog, or is he just interested in putting all (and I do mean ALL) his thoughts on “paper” ? It will be interesting to see how much he actually keeps up with the blog once the season begins. And how much information he gives out of a baseball nature.
I perused the comments, and it’s odd how Curt seems to only respond to the people who tell him to “shut up and pitch” and tells them to only not stop by the website anymore. He’s basically looking for people to rub his ego and tell him how great he is there. What a dumb@$$.
I just spent a few moments looking at Schilling’s blog (I actually have a life, so it was only a few moments). While I will give him credit for the good things he does, like his charity work for ALS, he certainly seems…how shall we say…full of himself. Modesty is not in his repetoire. And most of the respondents seem to be of the fawning variety. It would be interesting, if one was bored enough to look, to see how he deals with the inevitable bad performances during the season.
“I love how yesterdays game was unavailable by radio or tv but today we can watch it on YES or listen to it on 880. Thanks so much. The games that i cant watch, i want to listen to and the games i cant listen to, i want to watch. Im not going to listen to 880 if its on YES esp at 7 15 at night when everyone is home.”
Hey Dave, stop being a cheap baby and shell out $14.00 for MLB Gameday Audio. You get EVERY game (ST, Reg, Post) on streaming internet radio. Or you can pay the $100 or so for mlb.tv
I believe Schilling should be judged on his blog just as any other blogger should be: based on the quality of his writing and the quality of his analysis.
I am no fan of Curt Schilling, there is no other Red Sox player that I hate more. Most of it comes from his ill-advised commentary on social matters about which he is woefully ill-informed. And also his deliberate pandering to the yahoos of Red Sox Nation by making sensational comments about the Yankees and their players.
However, the man understands pitching, and has a very cerebral and analytical approach to it. I enjoyed his writing on how he was thinking as he was pitching. If he continues to go this way, it could be educational and fun for most students of the game.
I will have an open mind about his blog. It does not matter how much money he makes, he has the talent. And while we are at work, supposedly having no free time, we find time to go to several blog sites and make comments in them, and also to run our own blogs in some cases. None of the commenters on this blog have any right to judge Schilling based on what he does on his free time.
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