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April 15, 2008

What often goes unsaid when the topic of the Yankees and Curt Schilling is broached is probably more relevant than the conversation itself. First off I didn’t say I wanted to go there, or was going to go there. That’s a non-story, period.

Add to that the following. I’m 41, injured and rehabbing, and the personal history involved. To “GO” somewhere in this game takes two parties, and I would think it would be a safe bet that the Yankees, and their fans, will manage just fine without me ever donning pinstripes. No one ever thinks to follow the discussion to that point but it’s true.

As to the uproar today. It really is a non-story made into a story with second hand conversation and hearsay. I’m absolutely healthier, stronger and all the things you’ hope for at this point. I’ve spent 8 long weeks grinding away at this rehab, committing more time and effor than I think anyone thought going in. It’s paid off through today and the test results back that up.

That being said I have not thrown a baseball yet. That’s not a small thing. I will be the first to admit I expected the everyday pain to return within 3-4 weeks of the shot, but it has not. Every day I check in at the beginning of my workouts and the line of questioning is always the same “How is the shoulder today, 1-10″ and the worst day I have had pain wise since day 1 has been a 2, maybe a 3 tops.

The ankle has certainly become a sore spot and I think that’s more to do with the huge increase in cardio over the past few months, but even before that, back through 2005, the discomfort is something that’s just part of everyday living now. Explained to me was that one of the 4 surgeries done when they opened it up was to remove the ‘dead bone’ that had died during the season, and even with a subsequent shave of the surface to promote potential healing, nothing was guaranteed. I’ve never had arthritis but that is what it is I am told. So dealing with that is almost an afterthought, it’s there, it’s not going away, so dwelling on it, talking about it is not going to make it hurt more, less or change anything other than what’s on my mind, doing no one any good.

My left knee is a bit sore as well but I was made aware 13 years ago when I had it repaired that ‘someday’ it would be an issue. I just didn’t expect some day to be while I was still playing. I had a small bucket handle tear of the meniscus and the two options were to stitch the tear, or remove the tear. Stitching meant longer rehab, less discomfort later, removing meant much faster rehab, with ramifications later. Hmm, not sure that was the smartest move.

The team looks good, very good. Please stop the Papi talk too. Check back in September when he’s at 305 30 something HRs and 100+ RBI’s, and then laugh at this uproar. Mike looked as good as I have seen him since I have been here last night. Big win last night. The pitcher in me felt horrible for Borowski, I just felt something had to be wrong given he looked like he was putting normal effort into the pitch but what was coming out was not his stuff. Hope it turns out ok for him.

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81 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2008 11:42 am

    @ yanksrdaclassofbball

    I thought I heard it all but this takes the cake… where to start…

    “We were down 14 1/2 games last year and came all the way back,,, almost took the division right out from under your noses”

    There’s nothing funnier when people try and use a “coulda woulda shoulda” argument against something that never happened. Sorry to burst your bubble but you didn’t take anything. You’re last min run was too late. And you went home with nothing. There’s nothing else to be said other than yous hould have played better at the beginning of the year.

    “Why are the Sox such a racist club??”

    This must be a joke. I’m pretty sure the Red Sox org doesn’t exclude African-American players, but rather look for the best performing players from all around the world. The Red Sox right now have a very diverse club. What’s your problem? Do you want them to go sign some Eskimos too?

  2. kmac1119 permalink
    April 19, 2008 1:09 am

    @ Yankeesrdaclassofbball

    By the way when Varitek and Gay-Rod fought they both were wearing “protective gear”. That is until Varitek knocked the helmet of Gay-Rod’s head. So dont say “I’ll-only-fight-u-if-I-can-wear-my protective-gear-Varitek” when Gay-Rod wore a helmet also until it was knocked off.

  3. theclassofbasball permalink
    April 19, 2008 8:56 am

    PUKEfrukem

    i have so many friends that are redsox fans and we get along great we have respect for each others team, we never critisize or have debates about who has more rings less rings ext, until a MORON like you and you buddy ” firedannyainge” come along and spoiled it all, maybe you 2 should ride around in you’re cars all day long and howler “YANKEE SUCK” it seems to me the only thing thats important to you is finding fault with us.
    if you were a adult not a child you would see how the players get along together on the field they joke around on and off have a great relationship and alot of class UNTIL A COUPLE OF MORONS COME ALONG AND RUIN IT, AH!!!!!!!!!!! i know i’ts hard when you’re a child, maybe mommy and daddy can read you some stories and give you a bottle ( and burp you) you would not be so bitter but i doubt.
    i didn’t realize this debate was a speeling bee that is on “espn” if you’re wondering, and “crying child”you also said nobody reads my post hmmm, didn’t you just respond to mind? now make sure you get lots of sleep next time so you can remember what you’re saying.
    again my redsox friends agree with me, they don’t like to play us and they know when it comes to playing each other we always win so try to get you’re head straight ( i doubt it) the next time you want to have a debate maybe by the time you hit 40, you might know i little i’m giving you the benefit of the doubt i’m sure i’ll regret it.

  4. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 19, 2008 3:16 pm

    hey dukefrugem

    did you just say you had three aces josh curt and dice-k?you got to be the biggest idiot of them all,first of all josh is definitely a great pitcher but dice-k ? over payed walk athon pitcher and curt is 41 going on retirement, how many aces now? 1 i would say.

  5. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 19, 2008 3:31 pm

    hey kathyinct

    i wouln’t be talking about chokes if i were you, if you look in the dictionary under chockes you’ll find the name redsox nobody has done it more than them.

    this is great i’m neither a redsox or yankee fan, and i can leave all the comments i want.

  6. empirelady permalink
    April 20, 2008 11:45 am

    To tigersrulebaseball-
    It confuses me as to why,if you are not a Boston fan(or a Yankee fan),you would want to post on a site that is for the people who support Boston and Curt Schilling? It appears that you seem to get pleasure out of trashing other teams and their supporters just for the fun of it. I am in New York City but I totally despise the Yankees,the organization and the fans. I support Boston(and the New York Mets)and I support Curt Schilling. I guess the important thing to look at right now is this: Who is in first place and who is not? Boston is doing very well,as are the New York Mets. And your team is where? I would not talk about another team choking when they are doing well and your team is not…

  7. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 20, 2008 4:09 pm

    dear mrs? or miss empirelady

    first of all you should change you’re name because you are not a empire lady, didn’t you just say you don’t like the yankees? well it seems to me if you want to be called that, you should change you’re name.the yankees own the empire state certainly not the mets,lol what a joke statement on you’re part.
    and this is a free open web site, anybody can post anything they want here, i’m sure curt enjoys the rivary between teams and fans as mich as a trouble maker he is.
    wow!what amazes me is there’s MORON FAN like you who says quote:”

    it appears you seem to get pleasure out of trashing other clubs” and you also said (i love this one) “i totally despise the yankee organization and the fans’ now i only finished high school and 2 yrs of collage but weren’t you just knocking the yankees?
    maybe you should leave you’re comments some place where IDIOTS are allowed to.
    and last but not least first place? my team is playing alot better now and it is only april and we have played alot tougher sh than the redsox. who have you played? not many tough teams yet.
    so before you start leaving comments try to know what you’re talking about because leaving comments like you did,only makes you look like a even BIGGER IDIOT than you already are.

  8. April 20, 2008 4:37 pm

    @ empirelady

    It’s true. I find it easier to ignore the people who only come here to bash Curt and the Red Sox rather than to have intelligent conversations here. I’m done with this bunch, esp. when they resort to pathetic name calling and insults.

  9. FireDannyAinge permalink
    April 20, 2008 6:45 pm

    theclassofbaseball and tigersfanatical fan are the same person.
    Just bored Yankee fans with nothing better to do then come to a RED SOX players site and be trolls.

    Get lives

  10. 5thgenrsn permalink
    April 21, 2008 6:43 am

    @tigersrulebaseball:

    That must be an outstanding “collage” you are attending. Are you pursuing your “batchelers” degree?

  11. April 21, 2008 10:32 am

    @ FireDannyAinge

    they are??? wtf?

  12. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 21, 2008 9:26 pm

    firedannyainge

    the only thing you’re right about is you’re are the biggest moron in this site. i don’t play little kids games . you on the other hand are not worth wasting my time with proving who i am and who i’m not. the fact of the matter is the redsox have a real good team and there gona be tough to beat but it’s a long season anything can happen we have the best line up in baseball and when we start firing on all cylinders.watch out. and again tigers fans do not howler ” yankees suck” don’t really care what you think.im done trying to convince a moron like you my advice to you is quit embarrassing all the good redsox fans and get a life or try to use more of you’re spare time to get a job or watch cartoons.

    p.s. dukefrukem

    comment number 58 the smartest thing you said yet ……peace.

  13. empirelady permalink
    April 22, 2008 4:45 pm

    To tigersrulebaseball-
    Do me a favor and do not go shooting off your mouth,attacking people personally,when you have no idea what you are talking about. For your information,and not that it is any of your business,but the reason that I am empirelady has nothing to do with New York or the empire state. For your information,years ago I did a lot of work with a company called empire and my boyfriend at the time said that since I did so much work with the company called empire,I should be called empirelady. The company is now out of business and I am not with the boyfriend but the name stayed with me. So it has nothing to do with New York at all.Second of all,the New York Yankees do NOT own New York state,nor will they ever. The New York Mets,who I support along with Boston,is just as much a part of New York as the Yankees. Furthermore,if you check the records,in the last few years,the Yankees have not done so well. In fact,if you look at the standings right now,the Mets are doing better than the Yankees. New York City is a two team city,with teams in two different parts of the city,and yes there is a rivalry going between the two teams and their fans,but both teams are VERY much a part of this city. ANyone who lives in New York knows that,as well as well as people in other parts of the country. You are right in saying that I should not attack your team and I apologize for that,as there were plenty of years when both of my teams,Boston and the MEts,were not playing well,and I did not like it if someone attacked them. It just seems to me that someone who hates the Boston Red Sox and who does not have anything nice to say about Curt Schilling,who is a beautiful human being both on and off the field(have you checked out all of the great things that he does for other human beings off the field-ALS,Shade,and the Make A Wish Foundation,just to mention a few;and the Make A Wish Foundation just honored him a few weeks ago with an award)should not be writing on a site for Boston fans and Curt supporters. To not ever have anything nice to say and to use the site just so that you can express your anger and hatred is not a good thing,and that is NOT what this site is all about. As for you trashing me personally,I will not dignify that with an answer. To tell you the truth,you are just not worth it. I would much rather write about things of importance,like the baseball team or the great things that Curt is doing. By the way,check out Curt’s posting and my posting on “ALS Goes Global”,which Curt posted on March 22(I am number nine I think)and then see what you think of Curt and me.

  14. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 23, 2008 10:14 pm

    to the empirelady

    hey i was just commenting on you’re comment about the yankees, they are part of new york, you bascially said they weren’t , it’s obvious that you don’t know what you’re talking about when you say the yankee organization is bad, wow you don’t know baseball, lady nobody does more for charity and donations than the yankees, i can understand you don’t like the yankees because you’re a redsox fan, but they do alot for charities always have always will.
    everybody knows the yankees haven’t done much lately, that wasn’t the debate here you said there a terrible organization, i just corrected you,and as far as me attacking curt, wow, dude just read some of you’re fellow redsox fans comments they attack him alot more than anybody else
    last but not least i don’t need to here you’re life story about why you’re name is ‘empirelady” i just think it’s odd you have that name being a redsox fan that’s like a redsox fan having a name like derrick58. sounds kinda dumb right?
    anyway my team scored 18 runs today and are starting to play well. i’d be worried if i were you the redsox are losing there starting pitching,and if you are really a redsox fan, you would know you can’t win anything without pitching.history will tell you they lost for yrs without pitchingi hoping history repeats it’s self and they go back to doing what they are used to…………LOSING.

  15. FireDannyAinge permalink
    April 24, 2008 6:00 pm

    I gave you the proof that Tiger fans do say Yankees suck. Proof as in EVIDENCE ON YOUTUBE OF FANS CHANTING IT. lol

    Ur so kool. can eye b u?

  16. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 25, 2008 5:02 pm

    firedannyainge

    well i’m telling you, when we play the yankees at home, fans do howler yankees suck, but only when there in town. when there not here they don’t, dude,stop worrying about the yankees you have a great team now.(finally) i’d be more worried about us, if i were you.

    and by the way, what do you have against danny ainge? he’s great celtic tradition (larry bird and co) dosen’t make sense to me,but i guess you know more about the celtics than i do.

    WOW!!!!! DID I JUST GIVE YOU A COMPLIMENT? MUST BE GETTING OLD:)

  17. FireDannyAinge permalink
    April 26, 2008 5:25 pm

    If I needed ANYMORE proof that you’re an idiot I got it with your comments comparing Ainge to Larry Bird LMAO.

    This is so easy.lol

  18. rekorkuc permalink
    April 26, 2008 8:41 pm

    Curt,

    I know you are a World War II history buff. Having enjoyed your talents over the years, I would be grateful if you would allow me to return the favor.

    I am the author of “Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner” available from Amazon.com and published by the University of OKlahoma Press. Noted PBS Filmmaker Ken Burns called my book “a riveting story” and it is featured proudly on the book’s front dust cover.

    It tells the story of my uncle, Tony Korkuc, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for America on 25 Feb 1944 while on a Flying Fortress bomb mission over Germany. My uncle grew up in Seekonk, MA. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

    If you can get a copy, I would be honored to sign it for you.

    I hope this gets to you.

    Regards,

    Bob Korkuc
    Amherst, NH

  19. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 28, 2008 9:47 pm

    firedannyainge

    the sad thing is there are alot of good people on this site, it’s unfortunate you’re not one of them, the only thing you’re good at is making you’re self look more like a FOOL everytime you post a comment, what amazes me, is curt actually posts you’re comments.
    and i wasn’t comparing bird to ainge MORON, eveybody knows (except you) that they were 2 totaly different players.
    that’s a perfect name for you” firedannyainge” why do you ask? because thats what curt should do to you.

  20. FireDannyAinge permalink
    April 29, 2008 9:19 pm

    LOL tigerfan.
    You have no answer for the facts I provided so your teen talk is back.

    Have a nice life little girl.

  21. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    April 30, 2008 8:35 pm

    ahhhhhhhhhh!

    i see our little boy “firedannyainge” is back showing the good redsox fans what a FOOL he still is after yesterday, maybe he should get more sleep at night and drink more of mommy’s milk. he might grow up to be a real fan and not embarrass himself “AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN” TO ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE IN REDSOX NATION.

    it’s to bad the mind is a terrible thing to waste, but in his case he should make a exemption.

  22. 2244slayer permalink
    June 18, 2008 4:18 pm

    “The ankle has certainly become a sore spot . . .” You said it Curt, not me. People – honest Americans – want to know the truth. Was it RED PAINT or real blood? Please also stop silencing Americans like Mirabelli from telling the truth. It is ironic that such a bloviating moron silences others. Get a life.

  23. felace permalink
    June 20, 2008 2:29 pm

    See ya Curt, Don’t let the door hit you in the ass or shoulder on the way out. You were a good pitcher and I would have respected you as an opponent if you had never opened your fat mouth. Truthfully if I could play divine healer I would give you 5 more years of pitching and maybe even another world series if at the end I would never have to hear your words or thoughts again. Just wishful thinking.

    Your opinion Sucks always will.

  24. mancini222 permalink
    June 20, 2008 3:11 pm

    The best of luck to you, Curt. We’ve enjoyed watching you (and of course the Red Sox) over the years. We hope and pray your surgeon is a great one and the outcome on Monday is positive! You’ll be back – your fans throughout RSN are all praying for you. With God and your fans by your side… you’ll BE BACK! Nobody does it better than you, Schill!
    Marie & Tom Mancini – Wakefield, RI
    PS, Our cairn terrier’s name is Schilley (born 8/04) – she’s a hoot and a half! Blonde and feisty, just like you!

  25. cooprules23 permalink
    June 20, 2008 3:57 pm

    Come on Curt why would you waste your time going to the Yankees, one of our biggest rivals, and you would go there?,

  26. rkrjourway permalink
    June 20, 2008 10:16 pm

    Curt,
    You are great! You came to Boston because you wanted to win a World Series Championship. You brought with you all of the things that were lacking in previous attempts. You did not simply want to win, You went up to that mound and MADE your victory. You now live in the hearts of all of Red Sox Nation, from 3 years old to 108 years old, we LOVE YOU.
    I hope you have yet one more miracle to pull out of your bloody sock. I hope you can pitch this team back to the World Series, and yes WIN AGAIN!!!! I believe you can do it.
    Red Sox Management should (and will) Roll out the money carpet to get you back for whatever length of time is needed.
    Curt, you must know, WE LOVE YOU!!! Not only for winning the World Series (but mostly) but for all these other things as well.
    1) The Bloody Sock Game!
    2) Refusing to loose!
    3) Refusing to LOOSE TO THE YANKEES!!!
    4) Your Civic Contributions to Our Community.
    5) Your Contributions to ALS.
    6) Keeping Your Promise!
    7) Bringing that Indominable Spirit to the Red Sox Clubhouse.
    8) Helping to Raise the next in a long line of Great Young Talent.

    Curt, I must forgive you for being a Republican. I wish you were a Democrat, but I will let that slip by, knowing that we have one of the Greatest Pitchers in the History of Baseball wearing a Red Sox Uniform. Not just Great, but Feared, and Loved, and Respected on both sides of the Diamond.
    Curt we want you back, but shold this be the end, know that we LOVE YOU! You should be extremely proud as you look back on a GREAT CAREER. Tonight I will say a Prayer for you and for your family. YOU WILL BE MISSED – SO HURRY UP AND HEAL (properly) SO WE CAN HAVE ONE LAST YEAR WITH OUR CURT. GODSPEED and GODBLESS!

  27. jjcorr permalink
    June 22, 2008 8:50 am

    Curt – I wish you well on your surgery tomorrow. Regardless of the outcome you will forever be remembered for what you accomplished with the Boston Red Sox and your entire baseball career. Those memories will be with us all forever. You have been a success in baseball and in the private business sector. You have been a role model for our children and shown them what hard work and perserverence can do. Whatever the future brings I ask God to bless you and your family and to bring you continued good fortune. Should that future involve politics as a Senator from Massachusetts, we would all be better off.

  28. kevincarpenter permalink
    June 22, 2008 9:14 pm

    Hi Curt, It has been 22 years since our days with the Greensboro Hornets. I have an 8 year old daughter who loves baseball and her favorite player is you. She has Downs syndrome and has twisted my arm to write and find out how your (in her words) boo is doing. I hope you are doing well.
    Kevin

  29. motherfarlb permalink
    June 26, 2008 10:43 am

    Good News Curt! I hope you can remain with the Red Sox. You have made us so much better! Thanks for helping us win! You will always be special to real Red Sox Fans!

  30. rkdavey permalink
    July 1, 2008 3:02 pm

    Hi Curt
    My son Kyle is 18 and a pitcher for Plymouth Post 40 Legion team. He was pitching a game last Sunday ,had a great first inning 123 .Second inning first pitch his humerous snapped in half he went down. Everyone in the stands heard the snap. He is supposed to be going to college in the fall for pitching Div II. Kyle is very depressed and nervous about ever pitching again. We are trying to find some positive reinforcement to help him get his head back in the game. If you have any information or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated since you are the #1 pitcher.
    Thank you
    Karen Davey

  31. matthew9938 permalink
    July 5, 2008 11:00 am

    mr schilling. You are a true sports hero and a great person. i will never forget 2004 and 2007.

    now on to serious things. i would like to help with ALS. i currently work for the sisters of notre dame. i cook for the nuns on a daily basis in their provincial home. they do lots of charity events and i would like to get one organized for ALS and have the proceeds go to the chapter in with which your involved. when you get time and feel better i would like to somehow be involved in helping donate time and money to find a cure for this terrible disease.

    below is my contact info.

    Matthew White
    12o Nye Rd. apt. 402
    Painesville, Oh 44077
    email is mattslwgg@yahoo.com

    phone 440 339 8202

    i can be contacted at any time and am very serious about donating time and my assistance to fight ALS.

    thank your for your time mr. schilling. and i hope to see you pitch one day again, you truly are an inspiration

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