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Millar answers…

March 23, 2007

Well I must say that Curt is right on with the curve ball talk.I have been ragging on his curve ball for a few years and today he called my bluff.

1st ab he shook 3 times and I had a feeling he was shaking to the curve ball but still didnt have the balls to sit 1st pitch curve ball on Schilling. Then, I did call time out, telling Tek “What the hell is Schill doing shaking to the curve ball?”, and bam! sure enough here came this hanging curve ball (Curt: I beg to differ, the first one wasn’t hanging) I watched for strike 1, and couldnt pull the trigger. Then schill came back with another (Curt: which I did hang) whiched I pulled foul (Curt: into the vendor selling lemonade, which for anyone sitting along the 3rd base dugout knows is no surprise, Kevin hooking a pitch foul) and yes he threw the 3rd one in a row which I layed off.

I then had a feeling he was going to throw all curve balls to me, as pedro martinez did to me the 1st time I faced him last year and i struck out on 4 in a row. But Schill caught me guessing and struck me out with a heater in.

So all the trash talking I did to him and all the text messages I ragged him with, he got me and I couldnt look at him after the AB, even though i wanted to laugh

Kevin (Curt: I can hook a fastball better than anyone but Sheffield) Millar

85 Comments leave one →
  1. cactusjack1966 permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:03 am

    Nice to see that Millah still has that great sense of humor that made me always enjoy his stay in the nation. Great site with lots of insight . Screw the written and televison media. They are all media whores, especially the Big Show morons. Stopped listening for good when they said Dice-k wasn’t coming here cuz Boras wanted to break the system for bringin Japanese ballplayer. Keep up the good job Curt.

  2. sully07 permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:24 am

    Classic stuff there. Gotta love the give and take hopefully the rest of the leauge catches on and millar see’s nothing but curve’s all year. just kidding best of luck too you kevin

  3. manny4mvp permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:32 am

    I enjoy this site even more every time I log on. Kevin you always were a “Jack” of all trades.

    How bout showing Kevin some deserved love on Schill’s blog? What is you favorite Kevin moment or Story?

    Mine was the story on the dirt dogs site in 05 when he was struggling for homers. The story goes he promised a waitress during lunch that he would hit her a homer and of course Kevin “cowboyed up” and delivered on the promise.

  4. thankusox04 permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:35 am

    Millahhhhhhh!!! You see, THAT’S why we love this guy. When he retires he needs to go to NESN and replace Orsillo. Can you imagine him and Remy calling games? All of RSN would need Depends for sure.

  5. oriolemagic permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:45 am

    From the Oriole perspective, I must say that it’s nice to see this kind of honesty from Millar. For the few years that he’s been here in Baltimore I think no one would describe him as anything other than open, honest, and forthright.

    I think it’s cool that he’s willing to admit that he couldn’t catch up with the curve. Especially after all the trash talk.

    Millar is easily the best clubhouse guy we’ve got in Baltimore. I still can’t figure out why Boston let him go.

  6. cursedtofirst permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:47 am

    Kevin, I’ll never forget your “Don’t Let Us Win Tonight” speech–nor will I forget your last game with the Sox in 2005, the playoff game we lost to the White Sox at Fenway, how you sat in the dugout with tears in your eyes. It always seemed to me that you loved the Boston Red Sox the way the fans did, and having you on the team was like having a fan on the field. Millar, you’re always welcome in our city, as I’m sure you know. I personally would buy you a beer if I ever saw you. So here’s a virtual raise of a glass for the time being. :)

    Fantastic post, guys. This is the kind of stuff that will get us Sox fans hooked on this blog very quickly (as if we weren’t already). Keep it up, Curt, both the K’s and the posts!

  7. natei33 permalink
    March 24, 2007 12:51 pm

    I love the camraderie between former teammates! Both this post and Schilling’s description of the AB were priceless. Love to see that you guys can still mess with each other.

  8. tapadance permalink
    March 24, 2007 1:48 pm


    Hearing from Kevin just rocked. What a great guy, he became a star player based on his love of the game and his personality. That’s while we will always love you.

    Kevin, how about starting your own baseball blog. I bet you would get a lot more readers than Curt, and it would give you something else to trash talk him about.

    You could tell guys at first base that your writing a blog, and you will talk about them if they steal second. LOL

  9. kevinfenwayblogger permalink
    March 24, 2007 2:23 pm


    This is a bit redundant to previous posts, but this inside look of what happens on the field is tremendous. With friends whether they are Yanks fans, Red Sox fans or just friends period, pulling each other’s leg is one of my favorite things to do. Hearing the s&*@ you where each going through on the field is a riot to know! Keep up the great “blogging”!


  10. March 24, 2007 3:13 pm

    If baseball fields were built 30 feet to the Left, Kevin Millar would be Hank Aaron.

  11. March 24, 2007 6:13 pm

    This is the most awesome blog. Thanks Kev, for letting us all know your point of view. We miss you so much. You made the Sox fun to watch again after a long drought. I hope Curt lets you blog some more. Or maybe you could start your own blog? Hint hint!

    This is what makes me a 3rd generation and lifelong Sox fan. You guys rule.

  12. unexpectedjourney permalink
    March 24, 2007 6:14 pm

    Mr. Millar, maybe you can get a job after baseball as the Assistant Traveling Secretary for the Sox. Your presence back in the Nation would be welcome. Or maybe as a Minor League Coach (for Morale and Humor). I hear Mr. Kaplan may need a bench coach. Thank you Mr. Schilling for providing us with this forum.

  13. tcull33 permalink
    March 24, 2007 9:22 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Honestly can’t explain how cool this is. Thanks for doing it, good to hear from you Millar. You guys truly understand what Red Sox fans want from their players and thats what makes me so happy about being a fan. Keep it up! We love it!

    Tim C

  14. jeterslacky permalink
    March 25, 2007 9:34 am

    The Shcill is gone! It’s time to move the old man to the bull-pen, The sox lie about his fastball too, its 88 on the real gun, but they lie and say its more when they post it for Shcills friends and family

  15. fredsox permalink
    March 25, 2007 1:00 pm

    Mr. Millars comment gives credence that major league baseball is still a little boys game played inside of mens bodies. I was born and raised in Manhattan, and have been a Red Sox fan since the 1975 Sox were in that 4 team race for the pennant. None of you could know how much s**t I’ve put up with being a Sox fan in the heart of Yankee land.

    Thank you Kevin Millar for giving me that storied 2004 year. You will never be forgotten along with the rest of that amazing team. When you come to LA the beer’s on me at Sonny McLean’s. You will be welcomed there as a conquering hero by ALL the members of the Red Sox nation west.

  16. March 25, 2007 2:37 pm

    Thanks Kevin and Schill for that post. That was classic. I always liked Millar and even though his numbers dipped in his last season, he deserved more credit for helping us in 2004 and less of the negativity from the press and certain websites that he got in 05.

    Good luck to you, Kevin and thanks for everything you gave us.

  17. jviner4 permalink
    March 25, 2007 6:53 pm

    Yeah, thanks for the post ! As Strike3 said above it is nice to hear the lighter side of life.

  18. vermonster permalink
    March 26, 2007 7:45 am

    Millar almost ran me over with his Harley once… you should have buzzed him. Do miss that guy, and everyone from ’04 of course.

  19. March 26, 2007 8:12 am

    It’s bits & pieces like this that makes this blog a real gem! It’s awesome to get a peek into the actual personalties of the players we watch, to see the real interactions & feel like we’re in on the joke. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! =)

  20. March 26, 2007 8:21 am

    Classic Millar! We sox fans miss you Kev!

  21. March 26, 2007 8:30 am

    Ha…we miss you Millah!

  22. redsoxlady permalink
    March 26, 2007 9:45 am

    Great to hear from you Kevin. This was a fun read. We do still miss you. This really is stuff you don’t read in the Herald. Good Luck to you.

  23. costaricanvaritek permalink
    March 26, 2007 6:12 pm

    I have to agree with everyone here, this could be the start of a revolution.Imagine a world where athletes were thought of as human again.Instead of being an observer looking into a fishbowl ,maybe we could finally eliminate the need to read bad articles written by resentful and bitter sportswriters.And that goes for Dirt Dogs too, I have to agree thatI’m tired of reading negative headlines conjured up by people so lazy that you have to wait till Monday to hear about Friday nights game.I think the Red Sox brass should pony up and create a real website where we could get all of our information and listen to players feelings on topics rather than some shmucks twisted opinion. This world needs more people like Big Schill and Kentucky Fried Kevin.Now if only we could get Trot to stop by and say hi so we could let him know just how much he is missed.Those weren’t raindrops running down our faces buddy on that last game at Fenway.Speaking of which, where the heck was everybody that day?

  24. soxrex permalink
    March 27, 2007 12:11 am

    This beats reading the journalists any day of the week. You guys may not look at this as replacing the sports pages, but it darned near does for me. Give me a box score and a couple of good guys (whatever team) blogging it up.
    Oh, and Kevin, you are still deep in the RSN reliquary of heart and soul. Nothing can change that, you must know it.

  25. jpow22 permalink
    March 27, 2007 9:19 am

    When’s Manny posting? :D

  26. sdl1 permalink
    March 28, 2007 11:46 pm


    Geat to hear from you. You never fail to make us smile, even tho you’re now about a 8 hour drive S of Fenway now.

    Oriolemagic…understatement about Kev..he’s the perfect guy to have in a clubhouse

  27. btmore permalink
    March 29, 2007 12:24 am

    April 25, 26… can’t wait to see you both!

    — Sox fan in Baltimore

  28. March 29, 2007 4:14 pm

    If Kevin could hit a curveball(even when he knows it’s coming) he’d still be in Boston. I always liked him but he should start looking for coaching opportunities in the Boston organization.

  29. rdsxfn4lf permalink
    April 3, 2007 5:20 pm

    Kevin – I hope you’ll get a chance to read this. First of all one of your friends happens to be my cousin Chris D. Second my son Chris is your biggest fan and you sent him an autograph picture through Chris. I am hoping to either get to Baltimore or get to Fenway one way or another he wants to meet you.

  30. kouffaxxk32 permalink
    April 4, 2007 4:31 pm

    man i wanna have millar back
    he s the best

  31. thedoctorx permalink
    April 13, 2007 1:51 am

    Late reply to Kevin Millar, but thanks for the memories. I had the opportunity to watch your wonderful tribute to Dave Roberts during his induction in the Red Sox Hall of Fame when I was “home” in New England. Great sense of humor! This is why Sox fans will always love you and other no matter what team you play on.

    Thanks for your part in making 2004 a great season for Sox fans . . . and a nightmare for fans from a certain city.

    Best wishes, unless you are playing the Red Sox :D


  32. bigmikelewis permalink
    April 27, 2007 6:04 pm

    Man! I miss Kevin!!!!

    Do this again Schill.

  33. steve82 permalink
    November 7, 2007 9:05 am


    I’m happy to hear that you’ll be staying on with the Sox. There is no doubt that you’ll continue to contribute on the field but even more important are the contributions that you and your family make off the field. I’m glad they you’ll be sticking around.

  34. mattlenny permalink
    December 24, 2007 11:50 am

    Curt (Kevin),

    Very funny. Again and again I will say, “good stuff!!!” Although this post calls for a round of Jack!!!


  35. Neil permalink
    March 3, 2009 8:00 pm


    This is one of your best columns-great stuff with Cowboy Up Kevin.

    Kevin, you su*k and you’re probably the best thing that ever happened to baseball in Boston. Red Sox Nation loves you man..

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