Here's the claim
, regarding Curt Schilling's famed performance in the 2004 World Series:
The great story we were talking about the other night was that famous red stocking that he wore when they finally won, the blood on his stocking. Nah. It was painted. Doug Mirabelli confessed up to it after. It was all for PR.
Schilling's one of my favorite players in baseball, and not solely because of his conservative politics and support for President Bush. It's because he works hard
to be successful:
He reviews pitches he's thrown to opposing hitters on his laptop computer. He has 90 CDs loaded with 20,000 pitches dating back to 1995. "I'm a computer nerd," said Schilling.
He also has a detailed book on the tendencies of every major league umpire.
"You get a feel for them," he said.
Even when he's not pitching, Schilling is in the dugout watching and taking notes.
I suspect strongly that this is not about Game 2 of the 2004 World Series. Indeed, this transcript
indicates that Thorne has other issues with Schilling:
Thorne: Well, the press hates him in Boston --
Thorne: -- because he doesn't cooperate.
Labels: 2004 World Series, Bloody Sock, Curt Schilling, Red Sox