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7/26/07 vs Toledo

July 26, 2007

I’ll give a game run down shortly but wanted to pass along this message from Kevin Despain, Pete’s dad, regarding Pete’s surgery on Monday. He’s incredibly appreciative of everyone’s emails and posts and I thank anyone that went there from here to do so.

 He is doing pretty good.  He had a long day.   His surgery lasted 14 and a half hours and he got into his room this morning around 1:30am. Petey is in a lot of pain in his arm and leg which was expected.The doctors feel everything went well.  The first 48 hours will be key and we hope to find out by the weekend if he will have good use of his right arm.  If the nerves and blood vessels hold up he should be in good shape.  We hope to get the results by early next week on whether there were cancer cells in the bone. 
Pete was one brave guy.  We were proud of him.” 

So thanks again and please keep the Despain family in your prayers.


So all in all the day I had was a win no matter what. Why are kids so much better at this life thing than we are?

The day went well. I felt ok warming up but certainly better than at any time early in the season. Didn’t have a curve ball in the pen but it showed up during the game as we started, I think, 10 hitters off with it of the 16 we faced.

Velocity wise things went well. George and I moved the ball around pretty good and the rhythm and tempo he set was a huge part in me feeling good about today.

Two things I took away, above all else, were the fact that I felt I threw my best fastballs in my last inning, and that my split, even the ones that got taken, was better than it’s been in years. The life and velocity, or lack of, on my fastball early in the year were key reasons why I think my split stopped splitting, and when it did split I got very few swings and misses.

I would venture to guess I got more combined swings and misses in the last two games than I did in a months worth of starts this year. I know it’s AAA but that doesn’t change some aspects of matchups and results when gauging stuff like this for me.

It seems they have me making one more rehab start which I am guessing will happen next Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. I would hope the plan would be to move the pitch count to around 90 to be able to stretch it out and give them confidence in allowing me to throw when I come back with no restraints pitch count wise.


As for 38 Studios stuff. The group is in San Diego at Comicon this week but contrary to published reports we will NOT be revealing any information about our initial IP and product line. There will be a few snippets of art there but the leadership team is there for business meetings and to speak on a few panels being run during the convention.


Stop by and say hi to Brett, Todd, R.A. and the team if you are out there and get a chance.

I will grab some Q&A over the weekend here in Tampa Bay.

60 Comments leave one →
  1. msw613 permalink
    August 5, 2007 11:19 pm

    Hi Mr. Schilling, or Curt,
    I am a born again Red Sox fan. Every time I get to go to a game in Boston we win. You see, I grew up in Boston. I never was a baseball fan, until the day, when I decided to see what my sons were watching. EVERY NITE. I wasn’t a parent to let my kids watch too many tv shows. Well, as a good parent, I sat down, and watched. (Every night they had to finish their homework, and could watch a game. Every night???? What is this????So of course I sat down and watched. Good old Nomar sucked me in. That was it. Diehard fan. I am so embarrassed of my reactions. I go dancing around the den screaming. One night, the slider (No pun intended), was open, and my neighbors heard me. No one was home, and I lost all control. They almost though I was being beaten up, until they glanced in the slider, and saw the game. I believe it was in 2003, my first year. Well, ds said to me at the end. “Welcome to Red Sox nation. Maybe next year” My sons were so loyal, that they were the only Red Sox fans in NY. Could you believe, we won the world series, the year my older son left for Israel.? He took such ribbing. Good thing, he has a great sense of humor, and is tough. He is one loyal fan. (So is my younger boy.) I loved the commercial the next year, of you coming to Boston to win a world series for Boston. You did it.

    How did I find this website? I am training for life coaching, and this is the blog my school uses. I love my work.

    We are going to the Baltimore-Red Sox game on Sunday, AUG.12th. I think you are pitching. We didn’t get great seats, but we are thrilled to be going. It is just DH and I. I bet you get so many fan letters. I figured if I didn’t write, you wouldn’t see it anyway. Got to play if you’re gonna win. That’s my motto. I hear you are probably pitching. How awesome. I can’t wait. I told my son, I would get an autograph. He giggled, and said, “Not from where you’re sitting.” I am glad that you are such a role model. I respect you alot, and that is something coming from someone who is very honest related. Do the right thing. That is my motto. Arod blew that, when he knocked the ball out of Arroyo’s hand. Ych, I hope the red sox don’t aquire him. I wish you have a full recovery. You are certainly an inspiration.

    Warmest regards,
    Evelyn R. You can find me at


  2. msw613 permalink
    August 5, 2007 11:25 pm

    Oh, you can find me at
    My kids will be so impressed. They love to laugh at me. LOL

  3. jetta30c permalink
    August 6, 2007 12:23 am

    Curt: I am so looking forward to your return from rehab and debut game tonite against LA. I am a HUGE fan of yours…. borderline obsessed with you as everyone says!! I practically gave my soul to see you in Pawtucket at McCoy… you were awesome!! I will be glued to the TV tonite to watch your comeback game. And if I have it right, you will be pitching Sunday in Baltimore?? And I will be there cheering in the crowds!!

    I am an Occupational Therapist and I work with multiply disabled kids… I have a student who is a huge Red Sox fan… would love to talk to you about coming to meet him in the offseason. I am going to be joining you and Curt’s Pitch for your ALS walk in October.

    I am awaiting my new license plate: RSOX38 :)

    :)COB (a very committed fan)

  4. frodo1962 permalink
    August 6, 2007 12:07 pm


    I see his trollness, CHB throwing another jibe at you today in his column. I have to commend you for taking the high road lately on his attacks. Makes it very clear what a pathetic and vindictive person he is.

  5. gnick55 permalink
    August 6, 2007 10:55 pm

    Curt, I’ll vote for a Republican in the 2008 elections for every great game you throw for the Sox, so throw enough great games for the Sox to win the WS, but don’t throw so many that I’ll have to swallow my beliefs and vote for a ton of Republicans in 2008.

  6. thebloodyredsox permalink
    August 7, 2007 2:24 pm

    hey guys and gals! suesox NOHO native here. heard about that car crash sorry for your loss. no curt you need to get on a few shows and see if you can get the umpires to be tested for LSD,weed, or whatever they are taking out their in LAA. that double in the 7th was a foul ball!! and lowell got ripped off at the plate, and manny got booted and the ump did not even check 1st for the call. i hope you did not hurt your hand trying to grab a comebacker????? was a good start overall things looked sharp. i dont want to get into the whole run support thing.(im in a good mood right now). anyhow hope the hand is ok and you get some run support next time

    +eh $0xZorz

  7. b4andbeyond permalink
    August 8, 2007 8:29 am

    I believe everything that is was a divine idea first. Sometimes we bury the divine under so much stuff that the ego self cannot find it. But the soul knows. I hope your soul can find the divine hidden under the disappointment of your loss against the Angels. For the divine contains the beauty that will heal. You have given us all lots of beauty through the years, not only with what you on the mound but also in your daily life. Here’s hoping you find the beauty that will heal you.

  8. msw613 permalink
    August 8, 2007 1:24 pm

    Hi Curt,
    I’m sorry you had a bad night. I am still looking forward to the Sunday Baltimore game. We are in CT, so are traveling. The lady we use to buy our tickets from died, and didn’t leave us in her will. Those were great seats. I’ll take what I can get. Just wanna be at the game.
    PS. We are republicans also. I really admire your sense of responsibility and doing the right thing.
    PS. We always win when I am in the stands. Soooo….See you on Sunday. (I’ll bring my binoculars.

  9. relvigsdaughter permalink
    August 8, 2007 1:42 pm

    curt… question for you.

    do you see a chiropractor? i know you’ve been going through a lot of p.t. and rehab for your shoulder, but chiropractic can work wonders! i know pap sees one (he told me the first time i met him). just curious if that’s also a part of staying well for you.

  10. August 19, 2007 9:21 am

    listen to this schilling i had game tickets to the make up game double header. my mother must of thrown my tixets outs so i went to boston fenway faithful show them my seat numbas and everything the wouldnt let me or my cuzin in i spent my hard working money on these tixs 200hundred dollas man im just a kid and i lost out on the game i care less about the money i wont to go to the game and its gunna be a while b4 i can save up again.i cant belive fenway would do sumthing like this to us kids and soxs fans. if i could climb the monsta i wouldve schilling man u looking good the otha night man hang in there and please help me bring this to attention about my tickets i lost out on no game me or my cuz. thank you sincerly a dier soxs fan. len camz

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