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My Sean Casey All Star story…

February 3, 2008

So every all star game each player is given one of their home jerseys to autograph for a charity auction for the MLBPA.

Each year you autograph that jersey and afterwards they collect them and auction them off.

The year in question, Sean gets his jersey, and somehow he is out a jersey or two and ends up autographing the only jersey he has left.

Now he realizes that not only does he not have the jersey for the auction, but he’s autographed the jersey he has to play the all star game in…..

He tells the story and it generates a huge laugh, and I then comment that since he autographed it, he should take a black sharpee into the field with him when he plays, and have each player that gets to first base autograph his shirt as well.

He actually TOOK the black sharpee in his pocket, onto the field with him. I am not sure who he told, but I know he told more than one player about it, and it was hilarious to watch guys at first base start cracking up as he told them the story.

So in the end he got the better of everyone because he had players autographing his jersey while they were standing on first base.

Good stuff and again, this guy is one in a million. Nicest guy you’d ever want to meet and a hell of a player. He’ll be a great addition on and off the field here.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2008 12:52 pm

    Well, it sounds like he’s a good guy! And truthfully, it seems as if the Red Sox organization has done a good job of rounding up a staff of really good personalities, in addition to being talented.

    Enjoy Superbowl Sunday! 🙂

  2. vabeachredsoxfan permalink
    February 3, 2008 1:10 pm

    Great story! I think Sean will be a huge asset both on and off the field.

  3. ilovebigpapi permalink
    February 3, 2008 1:24 pm

    That’s a very cute story, he sounds like a fun person and such a good person. I read the article about him and his work in Lawrence that is linked on Boston Dirt Dogs, I had already known about that work but it was great to read about it again.

    They also have a picture of him there wearing a t shirt that says “mentally ill” Don’t know quite what that one means 🙂 Looks like you have some competition in the t shirt department there Curt..

    Welcome to the Red Sox Sean

  4. rnnana permalink
    February 3, 2008 1:47 pm

    So we have another nice guy (and incidentally talented) to join our crew of nice guys….Curt, Mike, Tek, Youk, David …… Whoppee !!! I would love to be a fly on the wall as you guys have fun in the locker room. I’m like everyone else, can’t wait for the season to start – even though there’s not a snowball’s chance in Hell I’ll ever get a ticket…. (yea NESN)

    And thanks for your blogging Curt – I always look forward to what you have to say even if we would disagree politically.

  5. ss2markkoenig permalink
    February 3, 2008 1:52 pm

    As a fan of pinch-running, I fully endorse Casey for this job now and Menino’s job later.

  6. megenthal permalink
    February 3, 2008 5:17 pm

    if you love nice guys so much why are you a bush supporter?

  7. February 4, 2008 10:50 am

    awesome! you know, one thing about the Sox, you guys have GREAT chemistry. its like i say, you can round up the greatest musicians in the world, have them play together, and although they may play it technically well, people will still have a hard time listening to it unless they have great chemistry (this is something the yanks will never understand).
    Sean Casey has some good stats. but, like many bosox, i bet we see him really blossom with the team, and add a whole new personality that boston never even thought of. welcome sean casey!

  8. bflosox permalink
    February 4, 2008 3:36 pm

    Nice story Curt, looking forward to see Sean in a Red Sox Jersey real soon.

  9. chrystal4 permalink
    February 4, 2008 4:28 pm

    Howdy…he has the same sense of humor as you do….you guys are going to have a blast. Talk to you soon. me…in Rochester.

  10. nubulins permalink
    February 4, 2008 4:57 pm


    thats great! sounds like a great addition to the sox family. I’m looking forward to reading a follow up story sometime on him by Thanks for sharing Curt, and say hello to him from us out here in the nation

  11. adamsoxfan permalink
    February 4, 2008 7:13 pm

    I am glad Casey was signed and the Sox are back soon. It will take a while to get over the Patriots loss. They did have a good season though.

  12. February 5, 2008 12:32 am

    Great story, Curt. Always good to hear positive stories about players in any sport. I can’t stand how the media only wants to portray the negative ones.

  13. yanksrdaclassofbball permalink
    February 5, 2008 12:36 am

    Even though this site is about Curts egotistical ramblings and Red Sux baseball, I had to come here to tell all Boston area fans congratulations on the IMPERFECT 18-1 SEASON THAT THE PATRIOTS HAD!!!!

  14. yanksrdaclassofbball permalink
    February 5, 2008 12:47 am

    CONTINUED FROM ABOVE…. It was soooo thrilling to see the cheating ass Pats and Dr Frankenstein(Belichick) get whipped up like a high school football team. If I may be permitted a cliche, cheating shows, and the good guys will win in the end. And now they can have the Spygate hearings in Washington.


    I don’t know how anyone can be a Boston area fan. The whole New England region with their losing history, their loser fans is a just a sorry place to be. And when the Yankees reclaim their place this year at the top of baseball’s elite, it will be more icing on the cake. The parade is cancelled, that means the Boston losers have to go to work on Tuesday. But when you get a break, switch on the TV, you’ll see a victory parade all right, it just won’t be in Boston……after all, all you guys have is a perfect regular season and one lousy Super Bowl performance to look back on. Theres a new roll call…..Bucky F….in Dent, Bill F….in Buckner, Aaron F… Boone, and finally Eli F… Manning. Congrats again losers, it was a great imperfect season!!!

  15. bosox4eva permalink
    February 5, 2008 10:05 am

    Always someone to try and rain on our parade. Must be a New Yorka !! There is nothing worse then seeing pitiful New York Heathens, try and bash what we got! Congrats to Strahan, he was a class act. Hey New Yorkers, do you notice everything you have, you took from Boston. Coughlin coached at BC, Your Freakin Governor is from Belmont. Pedro Damon how many rings, do they have with New York? You got Cashman, trying(and I emphasize trying) to be like Theo. Torre is in CA and Spring Training begins in 2 weeks. Face it your screwed. Half your team does not get along and without Torre they are lost. Correct, me if I’m wrong but didn’t Pettitte and Knobloch, just finish talking to Congress, about cheating. So, let’s see we have Pettitie=Cheater Giambi=Cheater Knobloch=Cheater Clemens=CHEATER. Curt, Sean Casey is going to be an awesome addition to our staff. I definitely have to agree with karisfa. The chemistry this Team has is unreal. Casey, is only going to flourish, with us.

  16. yanksrdaclassofbball permalink
    February 5, 2008 12:31 pm

    Hey Bosox4eva,

    there has never been any proof that Yanks cheated, just allegations. On the other hand, the Pats were CAUGHT cheating and penalized. Proven cheaters.

    Cashman trying to be Theo??? Gimme a break, that spoiled little brat GM of yours is more lucky than anything. Dude, keep being as smug as you want, that smugness is what helped bring the Pats down (along with a Giant ass whoopin) and that smugness is gonna bring the Sawx down too. Man Im glad I can read your guys’ remarks and not actually hear you talk with those horrible “Bahhhhston” accents. You guys sound like a bunch of morons…..”were goin to Fenway Paaaaaak to watch the Sawx get their butts kicked by the Yankees. Oh Man I cant stand Sox fans…..gotta go

  17. Rog permalink
    February 5, 2008 5:24 pm

    Casey rocks! Loved the dude when he was with the Reds…I met a server in a restaurant who played Minor League ball with him and absolutely loved the guy.

    Great post Curt.

  18. rnnana permalink
    February 5, 2008 5:30 pm

    just curious….. how’s the diet going Curt? : )

  19. February 5, 2008 11:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see him play in Boston 🙂

  20. ampinoy13 permalink
    February 6, 2008 12:11 pm

    Great story. Did you hear or remember what I think is another great story. When John Kruk was in the All-Star Game (I think 1992 in San Diego) he got to the stadium and found his uniform has not made the trip. His version was that he desperately searched the sports stores for a replica Phillies jersey that would fit him, but no luck. So he appeared for batting practice wearing Leo Mazzone’s Atlanta Braves #54 jersey. I don’t recall if the Phillies were able to FedEx him a uniform for the game or whether he wound up playing the game in Mazzone’s extra uniform.

  21. batoutofhell permalink
    February 7, 2008 1:32 pm

    Curt –
    Just heard about your shoulder.

    You want a cure fort tendinitis? It’s really very simple. Tendinitis is sort of like arthritis of the tendons – they get stiff with aging as well as over work (mineral deposits and such). An old Vermont remedy is “honeygar.” You take 2 tsp of honey (preferably organic and local) and 2 tsp of cider vinegar (again, preferably organic). Mix them in a glass and dilute with water (it should taste like very weak apple cider). Drink this 2-3 times a day.
    Now you might be thinking, huh? How the heck is that going to help? Well the vinegar flushes the deposits from the tendons and muscles, making them more supple. It doesn’t happen overnight – it may take about 6 weeks until you realize you’re all better. And you need to keep it up.
    There was a doctor in Vermont who “discovered” it – many of his patients had been doing it for years and he 2was surprised at hoe many had no arthritis or tendinitis in their later years. His name was DC Jarvis, and you can get his book, “Arthritis and Folk Medicine” on (it’s never gone out of print, which tells you something.
    I gave this to a friend who had tendinitis in her elbow and it worked. Gave it to my massage therapy instructor, who had tendinitis in his knee for a couple of years – and it worked.
    Anyway, I hate to see guys like you suffer with something like this that can be cured with some thing totally natural. Start now, and your season won’t be delayed by much at all.
    And all I can say is, people may scoff, but it does work. I guarantee it. You don’t need drugs or surgery or anything else. Do this and you WILL get better.
    Hope you read this since there seems to be no way to contact you directly!
    Good luck!

  22. pap50 permalink
    February 7, 2008 2:51 pm

    Say it aint so Curt! Are you done for the year?

  23. bosox1972 permalink
    February 7, 2008 3:11 pm

    I read that there was an injury escape clause the the Redsox are trying to implement. Are you done for the year? Is there truth to the injury?

    I hope none of its true but if so Good Luck and get better soon.

  24. texredsoxfan permalink
    February 7, 2008 5:01 pm

    i hope that the red sox aren’t trying to get out of the contract… even if you get a late start to the season you’ll still be a vital piece of the pitching staff when you do start. i hope that you get to feeling better soon.

  25. calnhfan permalink
    February 7, 2008 6:26 pm

    Here’s hoping that Seans experience in Red Sox Nation is as enjoyable and Successful as your time with us has been. It’s been such a pleasure having you here. You’ll always be our Big Schill, the guy who brought TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS to a starving nation, one that I got to share with my dad. You’ve bled sox red from the moment you arrived,and it’s been an honor watching your big heart, on and off the field. If Mr Casey is half the athlete/person you are,then Red Sox nation will love having him..Go Sox!

  26. gopfunk permalink
    February 7, 2008 7:43 pm

    Sean is a classy guy in the mold of JD Drew. He should fit in well in Boston.
    -good pick up.

  27. midwesthunter permalink
    February 7, 2008 8:58 pm

    goodluck Redsox…coming from a Red’s fan, I hated it when we traded Sean Casey. He really is one of the best on and off the field. You guys got a great addition to the team. Note that I am a Red Sox fan too but my first love is the Red’s so believe me when I say…BEAT THE YANKEES!

  28. hunterdog permalink
    February 8, 2008 12:36 pm

    I’m glad Mayor Sean Casey has joined the team, not only for his skills and personality, but also because he is so enjoyable watching run to first base – could he be the slowest player in the game?

  29. dropthemike permalink
    February 13, 2008 2:09 pm

    I would like to personally thank you Curt Schilling for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do an interview for me and my site htt://

    It says a lot about a guy in his position who takes the time to talk with the fans.

    For those who are unaware of the interview, visit

    -Mike Muise

  30. tommybloggingsports permalink
    April 3, 2008 10:22 am

    You know, it’s stories such as these that fans of baseball need more of.


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