Curt Schilling looking to get back into baseball
Former MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling would like to make a return to the game of baseball, according to some of his close friends (per Bob Nightengale):
Friends close to Curt Schilling say he would love to get back into the game, and has significant interest in interviewing for the the #Phillies managerial opening and/or the #RedSox pitching coach job.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 11, 2019
Schilling has ties to Boston and Philadelphia. His career took off when he was traded to the Phillies in 1992. Schilling spent the last four years of his career with the Red Sox, winning the World Series in 2004 while pitching Game 6 of the ALCS on a bad ankle, an outing later deemed the “Bloody Sock” game.
However, Schilling fell out of MLB circles in recent years. He spent numerous years as an analyst with ESPN on Baseball Tonight, but he was also enveloped in a number of social media scandals.
Schilling was fired by the network in 2016 after sharing a photo on Facebook that commented on a controversial law in North Carolina that banned transgender people from using bathrooms or locker rooms not associated with their birth gender.
A number of Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) have also seemed to take Schilling’s antics to their individual ballots, as Schilling has yet to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame despite being on the ballot since 2013.
Philadelphia’s managerial opening presented itself on Friday after the team fired Gabe Kapler following an 81-81 season and a fourth place finish in the National League East.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox parted ways with former pitching coach Dana LeVangie after Boston’s rotation ranked 20th in ERA. Schilling expressed interest in returning to his former club.
Will Schilling make his return to the game? Or will his outspokenness cost him?