Curt Schilling shared his opinions on the Dan Patrick Show this morning regarding the Hall of Fame and steroid users.
Curt Schilling is no stranger to sharing his mind, which is something he's demonstrated more than a few times int he past. To say he's an opinionated person is to vastly undersell the awe that Curt Schilling routinely leaves people in when he opens his mouth.
It's like that scene in Pulp Fiction where John Travolta opens the briefcase and you just see golden light shine on his face. That's what happens when ever Curt Schilling says something publicly, even is he ends up sounding like an ass most of the time.
If you need proof of the aforementioned proclamation, look no further than the Twitter feed of Dan Patrick Show executive producer Paul Pabst. Pabst took to the social media platform to post a few nuggets of information regarding the interview with the highly opinionated Schilling.
The election results for the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2015 were announced on Tuesday, and for the third consecutive year, Schilling, a 200 game winner and member of baseball's 3,000 strikeout club, fell well short of the 75% margin of votes needed to gain entry into the sport's most hallowed ground.
Naturally the topic of the Hall of Fame would come up, and with it, the ever-lasting steroid era debate. A lot of writers (as well as fans) are torn on the issue, specifically on whether guys like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Alex Rodriguez should ever be allowed in. Leave it to good old Curt to have an opinion.
Well, that is one down. How will the other two fare? Dan should probably ask Curt about someone else; say Bonds?
Interesting. Clemens is a hard no, but Bonds gains enshrinement in Schilling's eyes. Unless he is going by the assumption that the latter was Cooperstown bound prior to alleged steroid usage (3 MVPs, and 400 home runs-400 stolen bases says yes), then this seems a tad bit hypocritical. How about A-Rod?
Again, it appears as though we are operating off of assumptions of when players juiced, and when they did not. Granted, A-Rod's tumultuous demeanor on and off the field has not helped his case. Nevertheless this appears to be inconsistent judgment on the part of Schilling.
One thing is for certain though: if you want an opinion, never be afraid to ask Schilling. Just do not expect an answer you may agree with.
Also, he avoided politics, which was the best decision he's made in a while.
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