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February 10, 2013

I’m never going to truly ‘write’ a book. For one I talk too much, it would be way too long and likely way too boring. Not to mention to truly write a book about the things I’ve seen, done and been around I’d likely have to tell stories that would hurt other people and that wouldn’t be much fun.

But I started thinking what I might do.

To be able to talk about the things I’ve seen, done and been involved in, that might interest people.

What if I allowed you to ask me a direct question, and I’d ‘write’ the answer out every few weeks? No subject is off limits, and I’d answer as openly and honestly as possible. That way I’d likely be writing about stuff that was interesting to more folks than just me. Since it would be on my blog, and people would have to make an effort, at least some effort, to get here and ask, it would likely be able to focus on things people were curious about.

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  1. February 10, 2013 3:34 pm

    From an Orioles fan who still is hurt from trading you, Finley, and Harnish for Glen Davis, I’d welcome asking you a few questions.

  2. February 10, 2013 3:35 pm

    Here’s my question… You played in the PED era. Was it as prevalent in the clubhouses as sports writers make it out to be? It seems like everyone knew who was and was not doing PED. Is this true?

  3. February 10, 2013 3:36 pm

    Are you considering going into coaching? If not, will you at least write a short essay on how I should teach my 9 year old to throw a four-seam fastball?

  4. February 10, 2013 3:37 pm

    Sound like a great idea.

  5. February 10, 2013 3:38 pm

    I like it. Compare and contrast each World Series club house that you were a part of. Were there some that felt like winning was inevitable? Were there honest moments when losing felt just as inevitable?

  6. February 10, 2013 3:53 pm

    Moving forward, what do you think baseball will look like in the future. The fans will still love the game, but players make the kind of money they are making now and will fans keep paying current prices for a clean game? Can we (or do we have to) turn back the clocks on the economics of the game?

  7. February 10, 2013 5:11 pm

    Do you feel under appreciated in New England, considering that you were the impetus for delivering a championship to the most championship starved city in the U.S.?

  8. shutiggyupdotcom permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:09 pm

    Is Lincoln Chafee as big a horse’s ass as many Rhode Islanders believe he is?

  9. February 11, 2013 9:32 am

    For me I would like to now what it takes to come back from the “defeat” of your company. How do you rebound from that type of loss, especially since I assume it was like nothing you ever experienced. Actually, that would be a good book. Did you rely on your expreiences of being an athlete or is it simply more about inner fortitude and resolve?

  10. empirelady permalink
    February 11, 2013 4:27 pm

    Fabulous idea! I welcome the opportunity to read your thoughts,comments,
    insight,and valued opinions on a variety of topics once again. I will have a question or questions for you soon but in the meantime I look forward to reading your responses to what others write. I may be here in New York City but I am always interested in what you have to say!

  11. February 11, 2013 7:26 pm

    Sounds like a good idea…I played a game once that used feedback service from uservoice so the things with the most interest float to the top. Seems like this or something similar would be perfect for this type of thing. It would also be interesting to see what other people consider a good question…

  12. February 11, 2013 11:50 pm

    Do you have any regrets about how 38 Studios ended? What was more nerve-wracking: taking the bump in so many key playoff games or starting a business?

  13. February 12, 2013 8:44 am

    Great idea, always welcome “input” from well-thought out people.

    So, let’s talk gaming, not 38, that story is for another time.

    What started you in gaming? I know you played warcraft, were on a podcast about warcraft, and worked with a major guild, how did it all start?

  14. February 12, 2013 5:43 pm

    What was the single most memorable moment of your career? What is the one career accomplishment that means most to you?

  15. joe bisognano permalink
    February 25, 2013 9:46 am

    Curt– Thanks for the opportunity to ask questions. I’m not sure if the same dialogue occurs in every major league city, but Boston seems to put a great deal of emphasis on who the Red Sox pitching coach is and how many they’ve had over the past sevral years. My question is what is your opinion on the importance of a pitching coach? Do they truly make a difference? Who is the best pitching coach you’ve worked with? And would you ever be interested in a pitching coach position? Another quick question on Bobby Valentine. Almost right from the beginning, you were very negative on his hiring and predicted a bad season. What was it about Valentine that generated your opinion and what was the primary reason he and the team failed? Joe BisognanoActon, MA Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:27:21 +0000 To:

  16. February 27, 2013 11:18 pm

    First, here’s the question (before I comment)::

    How have the negative experiences you’ve endured with “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” affected your feelings for and participation in gaming, be it RPG/MMO’s, Squad Leader or whatever?

    Like mentioned about yourself, I can be quite verbose as well so I will try to limit the rest.

    Before 2 days ago, I had never heard of you. I haven’t followed baseball since the days of “The Big Red Machine” in the 70’s. I am an avid gamer (many platforms/media) but haven’t owned a console for years until a week ago, when I bought a PS3. I loved WoW and played a long time; I was looking for something similar.

    When I read about “Reckoning” it sounded great. I downloaded the demo and then bought the full game yesterday. I love it.

    So I start reading about it and all you have went through the past few years. It was quite a roller coaster ride, just reading it. I am not a sycophantic fanboy (remember, I had never heard your name before yesterday), but here’s what I walked away feeling:

    I admire you, greatly. Your baseball career aside, it is the way you pursued your dream in the digital front that impressed me. That you “took the bull by the horns” and put everything into your dream says a lot about you. CEO’s today rarely have such personal investment in their dreams. What you did makes me think of the men who made America great; those who took what they had earned, invested it in their dreams and were given stewardship of institutions and industries which were the background of our nation.

    You and I are about the same age, so I feel funny saying this to you but I am going to anyway. I am proud of you and proud to say that we are both Americans; that we share a kinship. I have never had an abundance of material wealth, but I am rich in many other ways. I would like to think that if I would have been blessed with the kind of wealth you earned that I would have been as brave as to take the same kinds of steps that you did and pursue my dreams just as vigorously. Bless you.

    Finally, not to cast any dispersion upon what I have said I do want to add that just because the dream did not turn out like you expected or would have liked, do not despair. Be of good cheer because in has made your journey in life all that much more interesting.


    Ed Y.

  17. March 3, 2015 9:53 am

    Dear Curt,

    We at Teach Anti Bullying, Inc. out of Philadelphia, Pa. would like to honor your daughter Gabby for her courage in standing tall against bullying with our medal of honor. Our email address is and phone is 484-431-9711. Thank you! Dr. Cerullo, Founder

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