Saturday, January 16

Coakley Calls Schilling a Yankee Fan?

ITM is not in the game of blogging about politics....simply too slippery of a slope....however, while spending some time in a NH ski house this weekend I stumbled across this article...which is worth a repost....

From CNN:

Former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling blasted Martha Coakley Saturday after the Massachusetts Democratic Senate hopeful told a Boston radio talk show host that Schilling, a Republican, is a Yankees fan.

This is a serious charge in "Red Sox Nation": Schilling is a part of baseball lore as the pitcher who battled through pain with a bloody ankle in 2004 to defeat the Yankees in Game Six of the American League Championship Series.

"I've been called a LOT of things," Schilling wrote on his blog at 1:06 a.m. ET. "But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn't know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could…."

Schilling, who considered running for the Senate seat, is backing GOP nominee Scott Brown in Tuesday's special election to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Coakley quickly recanted her assertion after host Dan Rea challenged her on the statement in the Friday interview. A campaign spokesman told CNN that Coakley simply failed to deliver on the joke.

"Curt Schilling has been involved in a lot of strike outs over time," the spokesman said. "I guess Martha whiffed on that joke."

I will forever love Schill for 2004, and 2007 for that matter.....but that is where the love ends. As for Coakley...I haven't decided yet if she has a speech impediment or is simply trying too hard to push a fake Boston accent. Either way, she's effectively managing to kick herself while she's down.

I know...this is a reach of an article for a baseball blog....we're not dealing with scope creep's just been a slow couple of weeks for Red Sox news....

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