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The world we live in…Man has it changed. ADDENDUM!

March 1, 2015

I thank God every day that Facebook and Twitter, instagram, vine, Youtube, all of it, did not exist when I went to High School. I can’t imagine the dumb stuff I’d have been caught saying and doing.

If you are a dad this is something you well know already, if you are a dad with a daughter this is likely to get your blood going. If you are a boy, or young man, or husband, and you haven’t experienced children yet, or haven’t had a daughter, it’s next to impossible for you to understand.

My daughter, my one and only daughter, has worked her ass off playing sports the past 9-10 years. She’s loved it, and I’ve loved being able to both watch, and coach along the way.

Last week we were told she’d been accepted to college and will begin playing softball there next year.

Clearly an incredibly proud day.

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And of course, like any dad in the modern world I said so.

Now I’ve been using computers since 1981. I was a professional baseball player for 22 years. I played 10+ years in Philadelphia. I played 5 in Boston. I shared a locker room with well over a thousand teammates and I played and lived at school a year before doing so.

That’s all to say I am absolutely aware of social media and how it works. As someone who’s said about 2.34 billion things he shouldn’t have, I get it.

With that tweet I expected a response. Some congrats for sure, but absolutely the smart ass college kid and likely many of them from RS to reply. And I was not disappointed.

After receiving the expected “I’ll take care of her” and “Can’t wait to date her!” and the “Looking forward to partying with her” I, like many dads, sent this one…

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A little fun for sure (though I do and am proud of it btw!!).

If you’re a dad you know exactly what I meant by that tweet. I was also going to mention that there is little in life I’d ever go to jail for, but my daughter is one. Another nod to that father/daughter bond….

In between a fight with Kevin Millar, congratulating Juan Pierre on a wonderful career (just hated facing him) and praying Josh Hamilton gets right, I started to see this sort of tweet.

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And tweets with the word rape, bloody underwear and pretty much every other vulgar and defiling word you could likely fathom began to follow.

Now let me emphasize again. I was a jock my whole life. I played sports my whole life. Baseball since I was 5 until I retired at 41. I know clubhouses. I lived in a dorm. I get it. Guys will be guys. Guys will say dumb crap, often. But I can’t ever remember, drunk, in a clubhouse, with best friends, with anyone, ever speaking like this to someone…

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“The Sports Guru”? Ya he’s a DJ named Adam Nagel (DJ is a bit strong since he’s on the air for 1 hour a week) on Brookdale Student Radio at Brookdale Community College. How do you think that place feels about this stud representing their school? You don’t think this isn’t going to be a nice compilation that will show up every single time this idiot is googled the rest of his life? What happens when a potential woman he’s after googles and reads this?

The other clown? He’s VP of the Theta Xi fraternity at Montclair State University. I gotta believe if Theta Xi is cool with a VP of one of their chapters acting like this I’d prefer to have no one I know in it. Also, does anyone attending Montclair State University have a student handbook? If so can you pass it along because I am pretty sure there are about 90 violations in this idiots tweets.

I stopped because the rest was more of the same. And while these, to me as a dad, are just stupid and vile in ways you can’t fathom, they aren’t alone.

There have been personal tweets, texts and emails to more than one party in all this.

Now understand this.

I’m a Republican

I’m a former Red Sox

I have a nasty habit of talking, a lot, about anything anyone asks me and totally unconcerned about giving you my opinion. You will never question where I stand, right or wrong agree or disagree on anything.

I am completely unafraid to get into a ragging war with anyone. Win or lose I’ll give as good as I get:)

I have zero issues being made fun of. It’s part of living and playing sports your whole life and when you’re built like I am you need to develop a defensive strategy early in life.

So I look at it like this. Democrats, Yankee fans, people that don’t like the sound of my voice, that’s a pretty big group.

Those folks for the most part don’t like me even a little bit.

Democrats for their own reasons, Yankee fans for theirs and the rest of them hate me for who I am or what I say, and that’s not going to change.

The amount of vitriol I’ve heard is not an issue. I am sure I’ll hear more.

But I have to ask, is this even remotely ok? In ANY world? At ANY time?

Worse yet? No less than 7 of the clowns who sent vile or worse tweets are athletes playing college sports.

I knew every name and school, sport and position, of every one of them in less than an hour. The ones that didn’t play sports were just as easy to locate.

I’ve kept every tweet like the ones above.

Now again, I was 17, 18, all of those years when stupid was the operative word. But from the day I was born thru today the only time I may have ever uttered ANYTHING remotely close to this was on the field in the middle of a bench clearing brawl.

My daughter comes to me beyond upset. She didn’t do anything, she never said anything, yet she’s now receiving personal messages with guys saying things to her, well let’s just say I can’t repeat and I’m getting beyond angry thinking about it. Her boyfriend, a wicked good hockey player who has a fighting streak I absolutely love is going out of his mind to be let off his leash but unlike the athletes tweeting this stuff he understands the potential consequences of his actions and knows the time and place will hopefully come when he can make it right on his own terms.

These boys have yet to understand one of life’s most important lessons. In the real world you get held accountable for the things you say and if you are not careful that can mean some different things.

Anyone ever see this?

How on earth do you guys know who’s on the other end? What they’re thinking?

This is a generation of kids who have grown up behind the monitor and keyboard. The real world has consequences when you do and say things about others. We’re at a point now where you better be sure who you’re going after.

If I was a deranged protective dad I could have been face to face with any of these people in less than 4 hours. I know every one of their names, their parents, where they go to school, what they do, what team they are on, their positions, stats, all of it. I had to do almost nothing to get ANY of that information because it is all public.

What part of talking about a young woman, my daughter or not, makes you even consider the possibility that this is either funny or makes you tough?

I found it rather funny at how quickly tone changed when I heard via email from a few athletes who’d been suspended by their coaches. Gone was the tough guy tweeter, replaced by the “I’m so sorry apology used by those only sorry because they got caught.

It was EXACTLY like the Scared Straight episodes you watch where “tough” kids get brought to tears when they face the real world.

What these kids are failing to realize, what this generation fails to realize is this; Everything they’ve just said and done? That is out there now, forever. It can, and in some cases will, follow them for the rest of their lives.

This whole thing is interesting, but skip to page 17 for the pertinent part. 

We as a society have managed to get it to this point, and it’s absolutely because these idiots, at an age far past when they should know better, and have been taught better, are neither.

You want to know the scariest part? Some of their idiot friends, as I am sure some of you, are contacting me with “Dude lighten up, they’re just joking” and “Why are you saying things that might ruin someone’s life”?

Read this one

Or this one? 

How about this one? 

This? 

Or this? 

You pieces of garbage out there who are even starting to think “what’s the big deal?” or “I was just joking around” can stick it.

I want to date your daughter, I want to take your daughter to prom, I want to hit on your daughter etc., those? Those are guys being dopes and saying what guys say. This stuff? This is so far off the radar it’s pathetic.

The ignorance and pathetic lack of morals or of any integrity is astounding.

These aren’t thugs, tough guys or bad asses, these aren’t kids who’ve had it rough, they aren’t homeless or orphans, these are pretty much ALL white, affluent, college attending children, and I mean children.

A mistake is tweeting once and saying “damn, I’m an idiot” and taking it down. These guys? They’re making conscious choices to cyberbully an amazing and beautiful young woman on the internet, that none of them know by the way, because they don’t like her dad or they somehow think saying words you can teach a 5 year old is tough? Cool? Bad ass? Something I am missing? My right hand to God I promise all of you that tweeted this stuff, the friends around you saying “dude that’s hilarious” and “OMG that’s awesome”? Those people? Inside they’re actually thinking “what an ass#$!Q” and “holy crap what a piece of trash”, no matter what they say to your face.

Ladies? If any of these guys is your boyfriend you’re in for a real rude awakening.

Lastly? Not one of these gutless clowns would even think of saying a word of ANY of this in person.

Curt

P.S. Gabby I know you’re likely embarrassed and for that I apologize. But as we have talked about, there is no situation ever in your life, where it’s ok for any ‘man’ to talk about you, or any other woman this way (and truth be told no real man would ever talk this way anyway). It truly is time this stopped. I don’t know where it started because it sure as hell didn’t happen much when we were growing up. Like any dad reading this the only thing I need you to leave this home with when you head to college is the knowledge that I love you more than life itself and there is NOTHING I would not do to protect you. And while it may sound corny, it’s nothing I’d ever be shy about saying in public, ever.

UPDATE

I wanted to let you internet sleuths have a go. Here are two guys that, as you can see, thought they were somehow funny and tough at the same time.

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These guys went to town. If you guys reading this that know how to find people on the ‘net want to have at it, please do.

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  1. March 1, 2015 5:41 pm

    Loved this, much respect for you and your family. I love and respect the man that you are, even though you caused many tears in 2004 as a child ;). Prayers for you all!

  2. March 1, 2015 6:23 pm

    Oh my God, what does any of this have to do with you being a Republican?? Why always throw that in? If you don’t think Dems receive same bs from the right, you’re insane. Or knowingly lying.

    • March 2, 2015 12:17 am

      He mentioned Dems and Yankee fans just as people who can be legitimate sparring partners in verbal fights, and to differentiate them from the jerks going after his daughter.

    • March 2, 2015 6:36 am

      Did you read it? He was saying it as a list of people who dont like him. You democrats always find a way to complain

      • March 8, 2015 5:29 am

        is that possible if in this instance you Republicans find a way to take it out on the Democrats even if the whole issue has nothing to do with that.

    • March 2, 2015 8:24 am

      Agree

    • March 2, 2015 8:25 am

      Yup

    • March 2, 2015 11:01 am

      Republicans can’t shut up about being Republican

      • March 3, 2015 5:08 pm

        Ralph–drop it. This isn’t about republican and democrat. This is about father and daughter. You got one? I do and I’m as far left as they come. Schilling hits the nail. I would react exactly as he did. Mr. Schilling, thanks. Boy, would it be fun to talk politics over a couple beers with you! Best of luck to your daughter through college and beyond.

      • November 1, 2015 11:57 am

        And progressives can’t seem to be tolerant of other peoples point of view…

    • March 2, 2015 11:05 am

      Should have been pretty obvious, if you weren’t a knee-jerk liberal.

      • March 2, 2015 11:56 am

        Bill you just acted like the idiots Curt was talking about. Name calling is offensive too. And for what it’s worth before you start calling me names, I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters who is a registered Independant because ALL the political parties have good points AND bad points.

    • March 2, 2015 11:42 am

      Eric – dont let facts get in the way of a good argument. Next time let the words sink in and understand the point.

      • March 2, 2015 2:25 pm

        Couldn’t agree more. If anyone says anything about their political affiliation, it is immediately attacked by the opposition…Curt was just making a point, not throwing his political views in anyone’s face.

    • March 2, 2015 11:58 am

      Eric, Curt wasn’t lying. He was using his personal views as a point of reference to make a point. Don’t start trouble where there is none.

    • March 2, 2015 12:06 pm

      Eric totally missed the whole point, that is, the garbage tossed at Gabby Schilling. Blind? Or stupid?

    • lteran permalink
      March 2, 2015 12:23 pm

      After reading this whole thing….THAT IS YOUR COMMENT?

    • March 2, 2015 12:37 pm

      You are living a sheltered life if you actually believe what you wrote Eric.

    • March 2, 2015 12:38 pm

      Way to completely miss the point and make liberal minded people look completely obtuse.

    • March 2, 2015 1:25 pm

      He’s making the point that he’s a Republican and so he gets opposed for his beliefs by Democrats. He also mentioned the Yankees…a swing and a miss, bro.

    • March 5, 2015 5:34 pm

      This would have been so much better and less stupid, if you’d actually read what he wrote.

    • March 10, 2015 8:28 am

      +Eric Vejnovich – Seriously? That’s your reaction to this? I’m a crazy liberal and I can’t believe you posted that.

    • asterling permalink
      August 7, 2015 3:59 pm

      Seriously – I just came on this after reading about it from an employment perspective (an article about – should employers fire workers who are involved in the type of activity that these buckets of s*** did – and they were rightfully fired). SERIOUSLY. I had to have a refresher course from my home-based Phillie fan as to why Curt would be controversial or what might possibly inspire this type of horrible Twitter activity. I agree with everything Curt has said and I’m a former Republican. You might even call me a liberal now except I’ll never be real fond of government. Ditto to Greg. This is about a dad standing up for his daughter and something really wrong with some of our young men today. I am a college teacher and I don’t think anybody in my classes would “get” this. I honestly can’t believe there are any young men today who’d do something like this. Maybe they will learn a lesson … I hope. Thanks to Curt for standing up to this.

  3. darklighter permalink
    March 1, 2015 6:31 pm

    Great blog Curt. Sorry you have to hear from clowns like this all the time. And Gabby congratulations and have a great year in college you deserve it!

  4. March 1, 2015 6:38 pm

    well written Curt. Not sure how you could be so eloquent when clearly you are a very upset father. My heart goes out to your beautiful, smart, kind daughter. No one deserves this. I am so proud of her accomplishments and think of her and your family so fondly. Your integrity, kindness and generosity are unparalleled in my personal experience. You have an ally in the US Army who will happily defend Gabby’s honor any day of the week!!

  5. March 1, 2015 7:32 pm

    Go after every one of them. Call their schools. Contact their parents and girlfriends. Unfortunately, reporting/blocking them only means they’ll sign up with a new alias via a new e-mail address. It won’t be long before all celebrities abandon social media. And that’s a shame. Also, you do have the option of going to the police. Might be worth considering.

  6. March 1, 2015 7:38 pm

    Well said.

  7. March 1, 2015 7:58 pm

    Well said…Curt Schilling! I didn’t follow your career that much during your playing days…but from this moment on…I’m am a fan!

  8. March 1, 2015 8:08 pm

    I am liberal in a lot of respects. I do not hate you nor anyone who thinks different than me. I disagree with you in a lot of things, but I respect you just like I respect everyone unless they disrespect me.

    I want to say that I am appalled at the abuse you and your daughter received, and like you can’t understand the stupidity and vileness of these people. Like most everyone when young I did and said vile and stupid things, but nothing that came close to this and it just boogles my mind.

    To end in a note of commonality with you, since I was young I have loved baseball and always loved your talent and competitiveness. Thanks for the memories.

  9. March 1, 2015 8:10 pm

    Applause!!!!!! Well said!!!

  10. arjr240 permalink
    March 1, 2015 9:00 pm

    I’m not married. I don’t have kids. I don’t have a daughter. So obviously, I’ll never to be able to fully understand how you feel. But from someone who has been bullied and overcame it, your approach to this situation could not be more wrong.

    Before I continue, let me just say that I am not condoning the tweets and messages that were sent online. But, every situation is different and yours is unique.

    First, your name. You are a former baseball player who had a hall of fame caliber career. You’ve been rewarded financially for being able to throw a ball. And you deserve it because, just as you mentioned in your post, you have been honing your talent since you were five. You lived a life that others have only dreamed of, so when a celebrity asks for sympathy it is highly unlikely they will receive some. Especially for a professional athlete.

    You mentioned in your blog that times have changed, and indeed they have. At a time when many families struggle to send their kids to college, the idea of athletes (current or former) asking for sympathy or going bankrupt for making idiotic financial decisions, creates a level of animosity that increases as times get harder and contracts get larger.

    If you can’t handle having your privacy invaded or having horrible things said to you about your daughter when you put her name out in a public account, then you’re in the wrong industry. You’re in a public stature so you need to rethink how you handled this situation. How is threatening those who wrote it or posting their names on your website going to help? If anything you are only adding more fuel to the fire.

    Are we suppose to feel bad for you and your daughter? Why would she even care about what a couple of people, who do not know her and will never meet her, say to her online? Why should I feel bad for a daughter who was born into wealth, clearly a great athlete, is in a happy relationship with a hockey player who by the way you described him on your blog as someone who “has a fighting streak” you absolutely love and “is going out of his mind to be let off his leash,” clearly has issues of his own? Why should you and your family care about what people on twitter say and stoop down to their levels by responding?

    Do you know who I feel bad for? I feel bad for Gladys Montalvo from Hoboken, NJ whose 19-year old brother was murdered in 2006. I feel bad for the other athletes or even non athletes in New Jersey and across the country who are just as good as your daughter, both athletically and academically, but are unable to compete or even attend college because they can not afford it due to the fact that their parents made horrible financial decisions.

    And daughter’s hockey boyfriend going to do? Beat everyone in the world up? And judging by your comments, you’re fine with this which is just as disgusting as the comments people made towards your daughter. What will that solve? Will that make him more of a man for honoring your daughter? That still doesn’t prove anything. You still lose.

    You need to understand that there are negatives to everything and nothing is ever perfect. You wanted to live your dream and live the life that few others will ever be able to do. And that’s to be a professional baseball player, and a damn good one. But, with success, wealth, and living your life in a public matter, there are consequences.

    You are right and justified in expressing your anger over some of the things that were said to you and your daughter. But, people don’t want to hear it. Because of the life you lived, you are not a fellow worker or “one of us.”

    • csrima permalink
      March 1, 2015 11:08 pm

      Talk about completely missing the point. Curt is a father, and as a father of a young daughter myself, I relate completely with what Curt says here in EVERY way, and guess what? I couldn’t care less that he has been rich and famous whole I’ve been living paycheck to paycheck paying student loans and a mortgage. I don’t have it bad, I have it great, that’s not the point. The point is, this isn’t about class warfare. It’s about humanity, and the way that these privileged kids feel they have a right to be absolute idiots, not just in a silly way, but in a way that dehumanizes other people who they have NO connection to in any way. These people are TROLLS, enabled by Internet, and when you debate the validity of a “famous” person having an issue when humans treat his daughter as if she isn’t worthy of respect, you are EPICALLY missing the point, and being a troll yourself.

      • arjr240 permalink
        March 1, 2015 11:50 pm

        I’m just giving my thoughts. I’m entitled to that whether everyone may disagree with it or not. I’m not condoning what was said and I do not need to be called a “troll.”

      • March 2, 2015 11:13 am

        Right, you’re entitled to your thoughts. When you share them, other people are then entitled to rebut you and share THEIR thoughts. You come off like a scarred, jealous person. If the tweets were not of the vile and dehumanizing nature, and were along the lines of “you (stink), Schilling,” you would have a valid point. But they rise to the level of sexual harassment, and so MOST normal people, present company excluded, would see quite a bit wrong with that.

      • March 2, 2015 11:13 am

        Well said… And arjr240, you might not be a troll, but you clearly are part of the problem. Defending such uncivil behavior against anyone is only a quarter step below being uncivil.

      • March 2, 2015 12:36 pm

        CSrima, How about if you are a public person or a person who does not want any blow back on your family, don’t post anything on Twitter or a Public Facebook account, or Instant Gram or Pintrest or any of the other “Hey Look at Me” social media websites.

        I have 65 sexual offenders living in a 1 mile radius from my home. As a parent of a young daughter I would never post anything about her in a public forum.

        I would express my appreciation to actual people I KNOW versus telling total strangers sitting on their toilet reading updates.

      • March 2, 2015 2:37 pm

        Well said…amazing how clueless some people are. “Not one of us”? We are all “one of us”. Thanks for your eloquent response.

      • csrima permalink
        March 18, 2015 10:32 am

        Magnumpimustache: I think it’s unfortunate that your response to the vile comments made about his daughter is that it’s his fault for posting about her.

        Beyond that, we can’t control what other people do. If Curt didn’t post a celebratory status about his daughter for these imbeciles to respond to, guess what, they’d just say horrible things in reply to someone else’s statuses. People posting on public forums is not the problem.

        It’s the people out there who actually believe that their actions don’t have consequences for themselves or others, just because they can hide behind “anonymous” accounts that are the problem, and all you’re doing is providing cover for the lowest common denominator of society.

    • March 1, 2015 11:16 pm

      You took 10 paragraphs to basically ask “why should you care?” well, I will take 6 words to answer, “BECAUSE SHE IS A HUMAN BEING!”

    • March 1, 2015 11:53 pm

      Dude, don’t be a classist dick. The fact that he’s famous has absolutely nothing to with the fact that those assholes said horrific things about his daughter. Instead of focusing the blame on the people that did this, you’re making it about him and some obvious personal vendetta you have against people who have money. Like I said, don’t be a classist dick. This should never happen, period, no further questions.

    • March 2, 2015 1:06 am

      “Why would she even care about what a couple of people, who do not know her and will never meet her, say to her online? Why should I feel bad for a daughter who was born into wealth”

      I truly hope you are being honest when you say you don’t have children.

    • March 2, 2015 1:51 am

      You have some real issues.

    • March 2, 2015 2:08 am

      It’s okay to say those things to his daughter because he’s a famous baseball player? You’re as bad as the idiots who perpetrated those disgusting tweets.

    • March 2, 2015 2:29 am

      >>You are right and justified in expressing your anger over some of the things that were said to you and your daughter. But, people don’t want to hear it. Because of the life you lived, you are not a fellow worker or “one of us.”

      Dude, what?

      If he’s right to express his anger, where should he express it other than HIS BLOG? If people don’t want to know what he has to say about this, why are they reading HIS BLOG?

      Not only am I Democrat, I’m not a Sports Fan. I don’t know who Curt Schilling is, but I am someone who cares about the future of the internet, and that’s how I found my way here. We are inventing the communities of the future, and those communities need to be for everyone, not just for those who are “one of us”.

      There are groups oif people who are harassed online, and one of them is women. A woman who draws attention on the internet for any reason (even a famous father) is subject to intimidation and humiliation. Whatever the intent, it has the effect of curtailing women’s participation on the internet, where success is defined as the ability to attract attention.

      Threats and intimidation are not a natural consquence of success. The right to not be harassed online is everybody’s right. When we defend the right of Curt Schilling’s daughter to not be harassed online, we’re defending the rights of everyone. When it comes to having rights, everyone is “one of us” because your right come with being human.

      • March 2, 2015 11:18 am

        ” where success is defined as the ability to attract attention.”

        Not everyone on the internet is a narcissist.

    • March 2, 2015 6:38 am

      You are a troll though. That’s the best way to describe you

    • March 2, 2015 8:28 am

      The comments about Curt’s daughter go BEYOND little comments and are violent in nature and I am 100% appalled and ashamed that “boys” think this is funny. When did it become OK to make such vile comments about anybody? When did Curt’s daughter become easy fodder for these people to make such nasty tweets. Curt is her father and that doesn’t give ANYONE the right to use him to get to her. I am truly worried about all girls/woman if the attitude shown here is excused or validated.

    • March 2, 2015 8:40 am

      Why? Because it’s not okay for ANYONE to talk to ANYONE like that, in person or on the internet. Ever. There is no excuse that makes it acceptable. There is absolutely NO condition where it is okay to direct these comments in any form, to another human being. On any level at all, celebrity or no,whether they should expect it or be able to “take it” or not, is irrelevant. No respectable human being utters these comments to another. And we should be teaching that to our children.

    • March 2, 2015 9:38 am

      You missed the point – badly.

    • March 2, 2015 10:21 am

      This is a ridiculous comment. The idea that someone’s success serves as an acceptable excuse for vile treatment is disgusting. Your classist diatribe seems to blame Mr. schilling for his success, and suggests that people who achieve financial success aren’t deserving of the same respect as everyone else.
      Success doesn’t make someone less human. Money doesn’t make someone “not one of us”. The fact that you determine human worth based on financial stability makes you no better than someone who dismisses the rights and feelings of those who have less than them.
      People are people, and empathy is not inversely proportional to self worth.

    • March 2, 2015 10:51 am

      Way to miss the point. So you think it’s acceptable for people to talk online about raping a young girl? Idiot.

    • March 2, 2015 11:14 am

      To paraphrase: you can’t possibly know what this father is going through but you’re going to lecture him anyway. You only value your own opinion and couldn’t give a damn about the harassment his daughter endured. Congrats. You’re part of the problem.

      • March 2, 2015 2:15 pm

        To: arjr240 Seriously ? What you are saying is that because they have more money than you and fame that comes from his particular career choice that he is asking for it? And that anyone related to him, or are his friends deserve to be abused and /or bullied and that they too are asking for it? You said that you were bullied and overcame it …hmm I wonder. You say “But, with success, wealth, and living your life in a public matter, there are consequences.” Really ?t what kind ? and why? You don’t condone the things that were said yet you go on your own rant about how they have money and privilege and how there are poor people who can’t afford to go to college blah blah blah We are all human beings My parents didn’t make HORRIBLE FINANCIAL DECISIONS and as far as family losses and murder you are clueless and way off track. Saying “people don’t want to hear it” you’re speaking for yourself only right? How much time did you waste writing your comment ? Why ? So you could snivel about people who are wealthy? In some instances I think it is fair to say that if you give people a reason to bully you than you might just get bullied. After all you might just deserve it right? Just saying. God Bless Curt, his lovely daughter and there family. May the Lord protect them and keep them safe from there enemies now and forever. Amen

    • March 2, 2015 12:43 pm

      I don’t care what kind of life or fame is involved in this. The point is there are slimy people out there that don’t deserve to be in our gene pool. He’s one of us fathers, one of us humans, and one of us citizens. He may actually deserve to be ragged but the stuff being posted is vile and aimed at his daughter to hurt him. The anonymus cowards behind the tweets are the point. Do you think only famous people are targets? These deviants attack other innocent people. I hope something extremely evil happens to all those freakin’ children, mental cases who posted.

    • March 2, 2015 1:58 pm

      @arjr, you eliminated yourself from having a credible thought/opinion when you said youre not a father… you cant wrap your brain around this stuff if you dont have kids, especially a daughter.. and yes, as the first commenter pointed out, you are completely missing the point

    • March 2, 2015 2:36 pm

      I couldn’t disagree more with this ridiculos post. Curt is one of us…he is a father and a human being. That’s enough for me to consider him “one of us”. Your ridiculous rant puts forth the notion that celebraties and their families are fair game for this kind of abuse. You clearly do not have 2 brain cells to rub together. Curt is more than entitled to his feelings and is outraged…correctly so.

    • March 19, 2015 4:00 pm

      The reason his daughter may “care” about what is said about her is because comments about being sexually violated are legitimately frightening. When rape is a reality that many women face, it becomes harder and harder to shrug those comments off as merely “harmless” comments. Try to put yourself in the shoes of a woman. It’s a scary world out there man, and for those who have been assaulted, comments like that are terrifying. What if one of those assholes decides to prove his point?

    • March 19, 2015 11:19 pm

      Lol so sexual harassment is okay as long as your wealthy? What planet are you from?

    • July 5, 2015 11:00 am

      In my view, it’s each person’s right to choose to financially support or not support the games and athletes that are paid so exorbitantly. I don’t think it’s our right to dehumanize the wealthy or famous and decide that they should just shut up and take the abuse.

    • November 1, 2015 9:00 pm

      Nobody should talk like that to another person.

    • November 2, 2015 7:27 pm

      Seriously? She’s a young lady. Don’t have kids and don’t date my daughter. Learn empathy man.

    • February 12, 2016 1:12 pm

      “Why should I feel bad for a daughter who was born into wealth, clearly a great athlete….”

      Bunch of reasons, starting with empathy which you clearly lack.

      For starters, she’s a human being. Also underage. Also, under attack for being (gasp) a talented athlete and female at the same time. HOW DARE SHE will the genetic lottery? How dare she inherit and learn athletic skill? How dare she step out of her place as a woman, and date someone of her choosing, and not someone like you?

      So, poor you… born into obscurity, and not getting attention like this young woman.
      This underage woman who was personally sent disgusting messages from troglodyte assholes who made graphic sexual comments to a MINOR.

      Poor poor misunderstood you. Clearly you are much more in distress than she is, huh?

      You human shaped sack of garbage.

    • April 17, 2016 3:53 pm

      You invalidated your opinion with your second sentence. This man is protecting his MINOR daughter. He has every right go after each and every one of those people. If/when you ever have kids- you would feel the same way.

    • Troy Heagy permalink
      January 22, 2017 2:34 pm

      A LOT OF TEENS HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE over cyberbullying. What if his daughter Gabby had killed herself? THEN you’d be the first to say “He failed as a father.”

      There’s no pleasing some of you.

      If he acts, you damn him (as you did).
      If he does not act, you damn him.
      Well damn you instead. I’m glad to see these cyberbullies were fired from their jobs or expelled from their colleges. There ARE rules in society, and if you break the rules by posting “I will rape your daughter” then you deserve the consequences.

      Good for him to make sure the criminals got punished (by reporting them to law enforcement and other authority figures)
      .

    • February 21, 2017 11:50 am

      I gotta admit….I have read some really dumb things on the Internet. This comment was so dumb, it wasn’t even in the same zip code with intelligent. It does not matter one hoot in hell what his profession is or was. He’s a dad defending his daughter and kudos to him for doing so. If more parents took an active concern in their kids’ lives, our society would be a much better place.

      I teach Taekwondo. One of the things that we specifically address is bullying of any kind, at any age level. It is serious, more so than people recognize. His daughter is incredibly lucky to have family support like that. Lots of kids don’t, and every day, there is a new story about a bullying victim committing suicide.

      I very strongly suggest that you open your eyes to reality, my friend. You are way out of touch with it.

  11. March 1, 2015 9:49 pm

    What is wrong with people when they think that what they say on social media has no consequences? People have been fired from jobs for less than what was said to and about your daughter. It’s vile, disgusting, and totally unacceptable. I, myself, have sons and they have never, ever said anything like that on social media (though they all are a bit older than your Gabby), because if I ever found out about such behavior from any of them, they better hope the cops, the girl’s parents/brothers/boyfriends find them before I do. It wouldn’t be pretty, that’s for sure. I was bullied as a kid,and a victim of sexual assault before I left my teens, and this cyberbullying crap goes way too far. No one is anonymous behind their keyboard. If you could find out about these clowns just by doing a Google search, then anyone can (and I realize you already know this). If you can get law enforcement involved, or contact the schools these cretins attend, well perhaps a little embarrassment and the threat of losing scholarships might change the way they interact on social media.

    Thank you for your post. Gabby is a lucky girl to have a dad like you.

  12. March 1, 2015 10:20 pm

    Well said, Curt. You are obviously a very caring father.

  13. March 1, 2015 10:42 pm

    Don’t agree with you on many issues, Mr. Schilling, but on this one, I am with you all the way. “Boys will be boys”?? No, boys will be men someday. What kind of men are these creepy cowards going to be? You have done them a huge favor by stopping them NOW. Facing some serious consequences for their malice will change their lives for the better. I am very sorry for what you and your daughter have gone through. Public figure or not, no one should be treated that way. I hope this hasn’t spoilt Gabby’s excitement for this new chapter in her life. Wishing you and your family peace and continued blessings.

  14. March 1, 2015 10:53 pm

    The guy in the update tweet might be at San Jose State Univ. See his reply to this tweet.

  15. gymtruthteller permalink
    March 1, 2015 10:54 pm

    I’m a Red Sox fan that agree’s with most of your political views and I can’t stand your biased self entitled attitude but all of this is disgusting. All of those tweets should have not only been reported to twitter but to the Police. These are threats as far as I am concerned and no 17 year old girl or any female at all should be talked about like this. What the hell is wrong with people?

  16. March 1, 2015 11:24 pm

    Curt, from one Father of a beautiful daughter to another, I applaud your calling out of these sickos and fully understand your gut-wrenching frustration and anger. Twitter and all social networks in general, should be more socially responsible and need to take part in the solutions to weed out and reprimand this type of behavior. And in NO WORLD is it ok to talk to or about a woman like that, especially in a public venue. And we all know that Karma is a bitch, so here’s to Karma doing it’s thing!

    God Bless you and your family!

    @jimderochea “The Lipp”

    • March 3, 2015 3:18 pm

      Um, I find it more than a bit ironic that you refer to karma as a “bitch” in your comment because the word “bitch” (especially in the sense you use it here) is classic misogyny.

  17. March 1, 2015 11:29 pm

    Well said. I’ve banged this drum a hundred times recently. It’s past time men called other men out for this kind of crap. We have to hold ourselves and other men accountable for our behaviour.

  18. hswiseman permalink
    March 1, 2015 11:31 pm

    I too have beautiful, gifted daughters, albeit a few years younger. I would love to believe that what you have done might deter future idiots, although I am afraid there is an unlimited supply. Some might suggest that you feel sorry for these vile, insipid children and show some mercy. I would leave that job to the wastrel parents that spawned them. BTW, my Dad holds an honorary degree from Salve; it is a worthy place run by outstanding people.

  19. March 1, 2015 11:51 pm

    Reblogged this on 98 on the Black and commented:
    Say what you will about Curt Schilling, but he is 100% right here.

  20. March 1, 2015 11:57 pm

    It’s unfortunate but you have to just learn to ignore these cruel people. They either have serious issues and get relief from spewing that vile crap on the Internet or they’ve lost touch with reality and think it’s OK to tweet a real person something like that because it’s “just a joke, dude”. There are people out there who would kill any of us just for being American if they could get near us. There are always going to be evil people in this world… you just have to do your best to avoid them.

    • March 2, 2015 7:36 am

      Great comment, Chris. I agree with you 100%. Same shit different day. Did you all miss the numerous suicides recently of teens who were pushed to their breaking point because they were being bullied on social media? I have 2 young boys who my husband and I are trying to raise right. The idiots featured in here are looking for their 15 minutes of fame – and you have it to them. WTG! This article could have focused on ways to deal with this as average people, it could have featured tips on productive ways to confront bullies. But instead, in traditionally Curt Schilling fashion, it was all about how he had been wronged, poor him, macho “help me find these guys” crap! I’m a huge red Sox fan, I’m a huge supporter of your wife, Shondra, and all the good works she does, I’m very sorry that your post brought negative comments to your daughter’s greatest achievement to date – but I have never agreed with anything you have ever said.

    • March 2, 2015 11:20 am

      NO NO NO… Ignoring them is NOT the right response. If you demonstrate that you are not the type of person that is bothered by their crude bullying, then they will simply lose interest in you and move onto other victims that might not have the emotional stability to be able dismiss them.

      We must stand up and shine a light into to these dark corners where the cockroaches live so that THEY know they are not cool, that they are not socially acceptable, and most important, that they are not annonymous.

      • March 4, 2015 8:04 pm

        Well said!

      • March 7, 2015 8:48 pm

        Agreed…they live to make others as miserable as they are or to gain some much-needed attention as a result of “shock value”, and there will ALWAYS be another victim until they are stopped…

    • March 2, 2015 1:00 pm

      What is wrong with shaming people? If their actions and words are reprehensible and vile, we do them no favors by ignoring said actions. We all make choices and the anonymity of the internet allows those choices to be less thoughtful. Why any human being would think using those words in regards to another human being is ok, is beyond my ability to comprehend, as it should be for all human beings.

  21. March 1, 2015 11:58 pm

    I’m a Democrat and a Yankees fan, and what happened to your daughter disgusts me. Sadly, misogyny is prevalent on the Internet. The creeps who post stuff like that are sad, pathetic sociopaths. (By the way, I don’t hate you; I have friends who are Republicans and friends who are Red Sox fans. That’s a separate issue, of course.)

  22. March 1, 2015 11:59 pm

    haha, the only reason why I can sympathize with you is because I have a little sister myself and I wouldn’t want anyone talking to her like that. I also applaud you for standing up for her. Having said all that, I can’t help but be upset and disappointed that you, not one time in this article explained what you said, or showed the tweets you tweeted about my friends at Salve Regina University. You may try and say I don’t understand this and that because I’m not a father, well I’ll tell you sir that I took care of my siblings and know the full length of taking care of a child and being an ADULT. You tweeted about your daughter going to a college and that’s cool. You also noted in your article that you expected the critics and the guys being “just guys.” Problem was, you didn’t know how to handle it like an Adult. You handled it like a childish boyfriend or big brother. You couldn’t keep your emotions in check. You just couldn’t block those guys immediately after seeing those tweets. You just took it all in and tried to embarrass them. Acts of being childish. Why don’t you write an article on how you tweeted at my friends and threatened to end their lives. You don’t have the balls nor the money to get here and threaten anyone. $75 million dollars you owe to the state of Rhode Island just to make a damn video game, ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? If you are the man you say you are, then admit to your faults. You tweeted at some kids at Salve and tried to act like you’re the innocent one. If anyone is innocent, It’s your daughter. If anyone is at fault, it’s you as well. People can read this article and think you’re the man and all this and that. Problem is, they didn’t see what you tweeted because you never mentioned it. Harmless tweeting from college students and you turn to hunting people down. Pull your big boy pants up Curt Schilling and face the facts. Your daughter is going to college. Just trust she make the right choices.

    • March 2, 2015 6:40 am

      Wow man, you clearly didnt read the blog. You sound like an idiot.

    • March 2, 2015 9:13 am

      Curt.. I’ll help you with this idiot… What a moron…

    • March 2, 2015 9:31 am

      If you are friends with men who like to threaten women with rape you might want to reconsider your choice of friends….. unless that’s the only way you and your friends can get women of course

      • March 2, 2015 4:00 pm

        Did you even read the article or did you just want to read the haters section in the comments. I don’t condone any such language. Like I said, I have a sister myself and I know damn well what its like out there. And out of my group of friends, I know damn well all they said was “I’ll look after your daughter too. Wink Wink.” Is that a threat to rape someone? Well damn, my bad if media today portrays it like that. Hey, those guys and their tweets that he put on this article were assholes, I have no affiliation with them at all. What they said was disgusting and outright disturbing. But if a couple of my friends trolled online and Curt decides to threaten to end their careers and lives, well then where is the line drawn? Just cause he’s famous and HOF material doesn’t give him any privileges. I’m just asking him to admit to his tweets at my friends.

    • November 1, 2015 8:52 pm

      The point is NOBODY should act and talk like that in public.

  23. March 2, 2015 12:17 am

    Don’t put yourself out on social media seeking attention and you won’t get these responses. Sure these guys are creeps but attention seeking individuals will attract these creeps.

    • March 2, 2015 6:41 am

      So just hide and say nothing in fear that douchebags will lash out at you? Hope you’re not a parent cause that’s a terrible way to go about life.

    • March 2, 2015 8:29 am

      Well Steve, I guess that you believe….never mind, you are a complete ass and wouldn’t understand.

  24. March 2, 2015 12:24 am

    Bagels bagels old Twitter profile says that he is a Ny Giants season tix holder…perhaps a call to the Maras is in order

  25. March 2, 2015 1:02 am

    Hello there.

    I am the kid who’s tweet is mentioned above regarding curt schillings daughter being “passed around”. In younger circles, this phrase a girl being passed around doesn’t mean non-consensually, it just means she is “easy” or “slutty”. While this comment isn’t very nice either, it does not imply nonconsensual acts or rape of any kind — I simply was trying to piss off curt schilling because I think he’s a moron and a tool. I was entertained that a celebrity figure would actually be responding to kids on the Internet who were setting out solely to get him mad.
    I meant no ill will to his daughter and would never joke about rape. I just wanted to piss off curt schilling by giving him the idea that his daughter was going to have a lot of CONSENSUAL sex while at college. For this misunderstanding I am sorry.

    • March 2, 2015 7:27 am

      Careful you don’t break your ankle pulling your foot out of your mouth!!! My advice to you is take some time to reflect on how pathetic your comments were and then either make an intelligent response, hopefully with some remorse, or just go away! Believe me when I say that “what goes a around comes around”…nuff said!

    • March 2, 2015 8:47 am

      You’re an idiot and a punk.

    • March 2, 2015 9:16 am

      Man if you said that about my daughter you’d have a hard time with the rest of your life…

    • March 2, 2015 9:33 am

      Hopefully your days at Salve are numbered. I find it hard to believe that you are the kind of person they want in their school

    • March 2, 2015 10:33 am

      You have a lot of growing up to do. What business is it of yours what she may or may not do in the privacy of her own life when in college? What right do you have to assume what choices she will make concerning her sex life in college? What a classic tool you turned out to be. Perhaps you would like to have YOUR name tossed around and be threatened with sexual assault or rape? Her status has NO BEARING on anyone’s perceived right to throw out comments about what some idiotic moron would like to do or see sexually happen to another man’s daughter. I hope you have a mother and sister’s who have seen this and now realize what a pathetic low class tool you are for even entertaining the time to spew your kind of crap on social media.

      • March 2, 2015 2:43 pm

        You are right. I messed up and have a lot of thinking to do. I tried the cheapest shot at CS that I could find and went there, contradictory to my higher mental capacities.
        I am the only one mentioned in the article who has made an effort to apologize and move on from this stupid act.
        I just question when those opposed to me will be satisfied? How much must I pay? They weren’t satisfied enough after calling my college demanding I be kicked out, or my past employers to make sure I get blacklisted from everywhere for life? But to go through the trouble of finding my parents numbers, and calling them to tell them what a terrible job they did as parents?
        I am not trying to paint myself as the victim but please leave my family out of it, something I should have done to curt initially

      • March 3, 2015 1:56 pm

        Holy smokes!!! Liam Cronin just said “Leave my family out of it”. Wow. And you couldn’t leave Curt’s family out of it. You really are a spoiled kid, aren’t you?

    • March 2, 2015 10:52 am

      Maybe instead of attacking his daughter in the most crass and ignorant way possible, you take a few seconds and use the head on your shoulders and say something *to* Curt *about* Curt and leave his daughter out of it. Your apology means nothing because the only reason you’re apologizing is because *you got caught*, not because of what you said.

      Your excuses are just that…excuses. Be a real man and keep your mouth shut next time.

    • March 2, 2015 11:20 am

      It is not for a “misunderstanding” that you should be sorry – it is for your attitude that continues in this posting. You don’t like Curt – fine. But bringing in innocent victims to your vitriol makes you worse than anything you ever thought about him. You got off thinking you could say something outrageous to a celebrity and hoped by that you might make yourself less pathetic – in reality it has shown a light on your trail of slime. This is no apology. You have not atoned. “I did not mean she would be raped, I just meant she is a slut.” That is so much better!! Wow – there is some bad-ass logic. You should be on your knees in tears repenting for your sorry life.

      • March 2, 2015 11:58 am

        Yes I’m sorry for bringing her into this but like I said I was just trying to get under curts skin. Obviously what I said was stupid. I’m trying to create a dialogue here. I am apologizing to the schillings, not to any of you.

      • March 2, 2015 1:06 pm

        Amen!

    • March 2, 2015 11:20 am

      So you find Curt’s actions (responding to trolls) embarrassing but somehow justify your assassination of his daughter’s character. You are so devoid of common sense and decency that you should be banned from speaking out loud ever again.

      • March 2, 2015 12:01 pm

        Listen. I’m trying to be as proactive as I can in this situation. I’m very sorry about saying anything about Curt schillings daughter when there is so much I could have just said about him instead. I’m trying to just make it clear that my tweet did not have undertones of rape. I know it was still a bad thing to say but I don’t want to be grouped in with the same guys who were talking about her bloody underwear and forcible sex etc…

    • March 2, 2015 11:48 am

      Honestly, what’s wrong with you? You probably should have left it alone. So, his daughter won’t get raped, because she’s actually a slut? And to you that seems like a more socially acceptable thing to say? What, just because you think some guy is a tool? You really need to reevaluate your life. You made an idiotic and debased comment on the Internet and someone called you on it. Who knows. Shilling probably did you a huge favor. Now you have an opportunity to actually grow because of this.

      • March 3, 2015 2:54 am

        I’m trying to grow and create a dialogue expressing some remorse and my illogical train of thought. Its kind of tough to do when you’re getting death threats via twitter and people calling your parents telling them what a scumbag you are.

      • March 8, 2015 2:08 pm

        I think he’s trying to make the distinction because he could be in legal trouble if rape was implied.

    • March 2, 2015 12:13 pm

      Well aren’t you a funny “kid”. Actually, boy, you are an adult and you apparently don’t know how to act like one.

      By the way, isn’t the internet great? Found all this stuff about you:

      Liam Cronin from Huntington NY and Nashville Tn.
      Cold Spring Harbor school
      Vanderbilt lacross
      Camp counsilor at Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club supervising 3rd graders.
      Intern at Rafferty Holdings
      Liam Cronin Cyberbully
      Liam Cronin Troll

      Twitter account: https://twitter.com/WhatsLIAMdoing aka @WhatsLIAMdoing aka “Justin Time”
      Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/liam.cronin.589
      Linkedin account: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/liam-cronin/84/847/678

      Dear Liam Cronin,
      I hope someday your wife and children google your name and find the truth about you, and your complete disrespect for women.

      I’m betting you think you’re still funny.

      • March 2, 2015 1:54 pm

        I really hope that LinkedIn account doesn’t belong to him, he was a camp counselor responsible for 15 children. The thought of someone who lacks such common decency shouldn’t be allowed to be around children. Maybe he’ll learn that with free speech comes responsibility and accountability!

      • March 3, 2015 1:17 am

        Please let’s distinguish between the things that Liam Cronin did and the treatment he is currently receiving from others on the internet. Liam Cronin is not a victim. He is paying a price for his cyberbullying. He spewed unwarranted hurtful, violent and otherwise horrible language about a specific person on the internet. My guess (though just a guess) is that he’s remorseful because he got caught. I would suggest that he permanently remove himself from these arenas and consider this a lesson that hopefully leads to extraordinary character building and that this hopefully won’t follow him for too long.

        Liam, you may not be a rapist, but you are perpetuating the objectification of women and violence towards women. You are adding to the risk that your sisters, your mother, and your aunts face in our society. According to the CDC, a approximately 1 in 5 woman report having been raped in the US during her lifetime.

        If I were the provost or dean of students at Vanderbilt University I’d want this misogynist off of my campus because he definitely feeds the rape culture campuses need to eradicate.

      • March 3, 2015 2:55 am

        Doxing is illegal…look it up. wouldnt want you to make a similar mistake I did and do something that might hhurt you later on the internet. just saying

    • walknot permalink
      March 2, 2015 12:25 pm

      Consider this a life lesson you should have learned much earlier…You will likely recover if you make a point to learn from your mistakes…If you chose not to? you may never fully recover.

    • March 2, 2015 1:01 pm

      You made your comments knowing exactly how they would be taken. Just because you’re using an alias on twitter doesn’t mean someone cant find out who you really are. What does your mother think of what you said?

      • March 3, 2015 2:58 am

        You have zero idea what I was thinking when I stupidly made that comment. Never once did implications of rape cross my mind. That is an unforgivable thng to joke about. I also was not graphic or violent like some of the other posts that I have been associated with.
        Does not make it any better, I just think its something to think about

      • March 3, 2015 2:59 am

        Im also the only one trying to face the music

    • March 2, 2015 7:01 pm

      @LIAMC1210. I am glad you came fwd and appreciate that you did something wrong. I understand that a LOT of kids try to provoke celebs any way possible to get a response. I understand it’s a game you play never understanding the implications. Now you know. When you know better, you do better. Never use a woman. Not to provoke a celebrity, not to get a laugh out of friends, not to satisfy your selfish desires. Respect women and go do something worthwhile with your life. You can change this by learning and changing yourself. Go live a worthwhile life. Yes?

      • March 3, 2015 12:50 am

        Thanks for the civil response. I am trying to make amends. Not to save my ass, just to make a little bit right out of all the wrong.
        I’d appreciate the personal attacks on me and especially my family to stop.
        Does upsetting my saint of a mother make you all happy, the personal info leaking and things satisfy all these bloggers.
        What separates the things that people are saying to me and my family/school from what I stupidly said to the schillings in the first place? Please, I know I was one of the people who started this, I’d just like it to end from both sides

    • March 3, 2015 2:43 am

      That’s funny, Schilling is the “moron and tool”, yet you’re the one with an Instagram handle “LiamSWAG”…haha, “SWAG”, as if using that word doesn’t make YOU the ultimate tool. I can only imagine how many times per day you use the word “bro”.

      And those are some awesome pics on there, you know, like the ones with you and some little kids where your caption is “suck our d**ks”…or the one with the pirate kid where it says “f**k your family”. I’m sure their parents would love the s**r out of that. And then the obligatory d***head fratboy comments about girls who are “hoes”, etc. So hilarious and cliché, the upper-middle-class suburban white boy who thinks he’s just so hard because he listens to and quotes lyrics from s***ty rap music.

      Switching gears to being a “moron”, I’m not sure, but how smart is it to make public a bunch of pics and comments that a potential employer can see and just might decide there’s no way in hell I’m hiring this TOOL…. or how ’bout, oh I dunno, giving out your home address? That was some MENSA s**t right there.

      Yeah, social media giveth, and it also taketh away. You get to play tough guy and insult Schilling… say, why exactly is he such a “scumbag” to you? Because he pitched for the BoSox? But I digress…social media, guess if you’re going to be an idiot who leaves tracks everywhere you have to take the good with the bad. How would you like it if you put out some congratulatory post about your sister, and then some p***k said she was going to get “passed around like a joint”? I guess one possibility you consider for their motive would be because you’re such a “moron and tool.”

      • April 19, 2016 11:50 am

        I agree. When will these idiots realize that posting anything online is posting it to their permanent life profile. Once online it potentially is available for the rest of their lives. So yeah, those comments should be a nice addition to a permanent record available to every employer you ever apply to. It doesn’t matter if it is a private message or sent out to everyone. Once online it is public. So good luck for the rest of your life trying to live this down. It might help to learn how to think about consequences BEFORE doing something or posting something that will not only affect the person that you are commenting about but may have a lot longer lasting effects on you.

    • March 3, 2015 10:54 am

      I do not agree with your parents’ address being posted any more than what you said about Curt’s daughter but let me say this – yes, it sucks when someone goes after a family member when your family member did nothing wrong. Not so funny when the shoe is on the other foot is it.

    • March 4, 2015 3:58 am

      You’ve apologized for the “misunderstanding” but tried to justify your actions. In reality, you’ve not taken any ownership for your actions nor have you seen how vile they really are. Perhaps you’re a good kid overall but you said something reprehensible and you need to take ownership of that.

      You’ve taken a step in the right direction but apologizing for a “misunderstanding” is, at best, taking shared responsibility as two people are needed for an understanding. Do you see what you did as being wrong? Do you see what you did as being disgusting? Do you feel shame for your actions? If yes to any of these then you really should apologize for your ACTIONS and then ask for forgiveness.

      In your first post and responses it sounds like you’re still trying to justify your actions. Stop. As a business owner and someone a kid like you will need to work for, I will Google your name and will see this response. If you want to have a shot at a job you need to recognize your actions and take ownership of them. If you’re even able to get an interview I’ll absolutely ask you about it and your answer better line up with what you have shown to the public.

    • March 4, 2015 12:15 pm

      Liam, it’s good that you are apologizing, but your apology is lacking. One good way to apologize is to use John Kador’s model:

      Five Rs of apology: Recognize the wrong and the person harmed; accept moral Responsibility for your actions; express Remorse; provide meaningful Restitution; and offer assurance that the offense will not be Repeated.

      Recognition: You are not recognizing the wrong you did. You are justifying yourself.
      Responsibility: Again, you are trying to excuse yourself out of the mess. You can’t apologize and say “but”. You can’t justify what you did. You have to apologize, not to defend yourself.
      Remorse: Say you are sorry. Check. You got that part right.
      Restitution: What will you do to make it better? “Sorry I ate you sandwich” does not fix anything. “Sorry I ate your sandwich, I will buy you another one” is much better. What could you do to help other girls not go through this? Could you organize talks in your school to let other people know they should not behave like this? Think about it.
      Repetition: Say you will never do it again. You have hinted it, you have not said it.

      So why is people still mad at you? Because you have said you are sorry, and asked them to leave you alone. That’s not an apology. It’s showing cowardice. Don’t get me wrong, you are being braver than the other guys, but you have not really been brave yet. You started from below zero, and have a long way to go up yet.

      How much will you have to pay? My guess is: until you really apologize and own up to what you did.

    • March 8, 2015 9:49 am

      Liam – first of all…you are not a “kid”. Immature? Yes. Ignorant? Yes. Mean? Yes. But make no mistake…you are an adult. Using the word “kid” is a manipulation to get others’ to view you as less culpable for your actions, and for you to take less responsibility for your behavior. Secondly, you need to take alfranco17’s advice on what an apology actually is, because what you wrote certainly WAS NOT an apology or truly taking responsibility for your choices.

    • March 8, 2015 2:52 pm

      There are consequences for your actions and decisions. Sometimes it takes learning the hard way for a lesson to really hit home. That’s part of life, for better or worse.

    • March 8, 2015 8:28 pm

      So it’s ok to use his daughter as a pawn because you don’t like him? That makes the assumption that he has ownership over his daughter’s sexuality, that if she chooses to have consensual sex (which does NOT make someone “slutty” or “loose”), that that is a poor reflection on her father. You don’t have to make a rape joke to look like a sexist piece of shit. You did that just fine anyway. Hopefully you spend the rest of your time in college actually learning something that will help you become a better person, you clearly have a long way to go.

  26. March 2, 2015 1:41 am

    Adam Nagel’s home landline 732-985-7206

    Jerry Collins
    Director of Student Conduct
    Office of the Dean of Students
    Student Center, Room 400
    collinsje@mail.montclair.edu
    (973) 655-6981 (Phone)
    (973) 655-7656 (Fax)

  27. March 2, 2015 1:45 am

    Mr. Schilling, who cares what my politics are. Bravo for championing humanity’s common grace and decency as you staunchly protect your child while still being an entertainingly honest you.

  28. March 2, 2015 1:52 am

    The tweets I sent regarding Curts daughter getting “passed around” use a term that means a girl is easy or slutty or willing to have CONSENSUAL acts with various men. I honest to god in no way would imply a rape of a young woman. I go to vanderbilt and the recent atrocities that happened to the young girl on campus there have made us realize now more than ever that this isnt something I would ever joke about.
    All i was trying to do was piss off curt schilling by planting the idea in his head that his daughter would be going off to college and having sex with multiple guys…yes I understand it was still a rude comment. This may seem like me trying to recover my tracks, and I understand that, but i know what I meant by my comments, and I know that the r-word implications never once crossed my mind while writing that.

    I still dislike Curt Schilling very much, but I would not wish something like that to happen to the daughter of even my worst enemy. Thats all I have to say. I am sorry to Gabby Schilling for what I said.

    • March 2, 2015 6:46 am

      Haha, I hope this haunts you forever. Funny guys behind a computer screen.

    • March 2, 2015 7:17 am

      Would this “apology” have occurred if you hadn’t have been exposed as the keyboard creep you are? Doubt it.

    • March 2, 2015 7:47 am

      Once a coward is confronted they usually back pedal, just like this POS is doing now.

    • March 2, 2015 9:18 am

      Again you are a Moron.. Just can’t keep your mouth shut can you?

    • March 2, 2015 11:33 am

      doesnt mean youre not a douche bag and those tweets will forever be linked to your name. its going to be good when future employers google your name and this comes up

    • March 2, 2015 12:34 pm

      Then, unfortunately, brother, you are even more misguided in your follow-up. Passing around a girl/woman has within it’s feeble mental construction the notion of NOT the girl being easy, but a suggestion of power dynamics that is gender ignorant, biased, short-sighted, and sexist. Who is the “passer” in your quip of “passed around”? If it were Gabby’s choice to be sexually involved with multiple guys, then she is choosing her path, not being passed around. “Passed around” is not consensual.

      Perhaps this thought will elucidate your processing involving this issue: If in the next week, you have sex with 10 different women, (aside from being ‘happy and spent’), will you still use the term of being “passed around” to apply to yourself?

      In certain communities, there is a phrase that describes the concept of being “passed around”; it’s called “running a train”. It has a similar meaning to “being passed around”, where multiple guys take advantage and carry out sexual acts upon a woman. Both these concepts are similar to another term that has been used to describe these actions. The concept is simply called RAPE.

      • March 2, 2015 2:32 pm

        I used a term that in college circles today just means that a girl enjoys having sex, and I used it without thinking of the nature or distinction of the phrase.
        After reading what you have to say, I agree that the term brings about an idea of unwillingness or “less than” for the female involved. On top of having a bad idea, I said it in a worse way.
        Just please believe I have the capabilities of being a decent person, and do so often. I never should have gone this way to try and irritate curt schilling and I am sorry I ever touched the subject. It is a subject that is never funny.

      • March 3, 2015 3:01 am

        and to answer your pretty weird question about me having sex with 10 women, I’d rather have sex with my lovely girlfriend 10 times in a week. And yes, she knows about this, as do my female friends. and while they think it was a dumb***thing to say, they know i did not mean rape and are supporting me.

      • March 8, 2015 3:03 pm

        Michael, I couldn’t love your comment more. You hit the nail on the head. Not only is it still insulting for someone to backpedal and say, “I wasn’t implying she was going to get raped; I was just saying she was a slut” but the passive quality of “passed around” does refer to a power dynamic of women being used by men. Also, like you said, if a woman chooses to engage in anything sexual, it’s none of this kids business. Glad there’s men like you (and a lot of the others commenting here) out in the world.

    • March 2, 2015 12:35 pm

      You deserve a “Good job!” sticker for not being a rapist. But did it ever occur to you that by reducing a woman’s value to her ability to sexually gratify you and your friends, you are in fact contributing to the culture that produced that horrific rape you condemn? You’re making it that much harder for a woman to be viewed as anything other than an object, and that much easier for misogynist jerks to justify rape. Humans who respect other humans do not say the things that you have said. Being a woman on the receiving end of that sort of language is not just insulting, it is threatening, because it is a constant reminder of how little esteem some men have for us, and honestly you can’t fathom how terrible that feels unless you have lived it. Instead of being the guy who says terrible things, try being the guy who speaks out for others being disrespected, the guy that a woman in trouble would come to because you are that trustworthy. I know so many good men that I know there are no excuses for what you have done. It’s not a guy thing, it’s a jerk thing. You either act respectfully or you don’t. I hope this experience compels you to re-examine your behavior and the sorts of social norms you want to reinforce. You have way more power as a force for good than you can imagine.

      • March 2, 2015 2:26 pm

        Christy,

        I appreciate your calm and constructive comment. I am not a bad person. I thought it would be funny to irritate Curt Schilling: it was an immature motive and even worse means of action.
        What I said was out of character and came on to this blog to try to prove to you and other bloggers on here that I am a human being, not a monster. I made a very large mistake which in a day has changed the way I think about what I say, post, or do and the repercussions it has.

      • March 8, 2015 8:33 pm

        Um, no one deserves a fucking “good job” sticker for not being a rapist. You don’t get a pat on the back for simply not forcing yourself upon a woman. The default should be not raping. Not raping someone doesn’t make you a good person, it just means you are not one of the shittiest forms of person imaginable.

    • March 2, 2015 1:02 pm

      “I am sorry to Gabby Schilling for what I said…” because I was found out.

    • March 2, 2015 1:06 pm

      “All i was trying to do was piss off curt schilling…”
      .
      Do you not realize how immature that is?

    • March 2, 2015 1:29 pm

      LOL, pathetic. All because you dislike someone’s politics…

      There are a lot of terrible humans walking around among us…

    • March 2, 2015 1:54 pm

      You won’t be attending Vanderbilt for much longer. It’s already in motion so don’t worry- you are being expelled.

      • March 3, 2015 3:05 am

        go ahead and look at your twitter. Youre a crazy lady. seriously, its slightly concerning the amount of fights you partake in on twitter.
        last i checked you dont work in the administration. please get off my back, and my families back. Just because you can search for my information does not mean releasing it and using it as defamation isnt illegal, not to mention any more moral than my original tweet.
        Its something I am sorry for and and trying to make amends for. Its kind of tough with 100s of notifications an hour getting crucified and threatened

      • March 3, 2015 3:23 am

        Alison, after taking a look at your twitter, youre the last person I’ll be taking shit from.
        Why are you so full of hate towards literally everyone? Every single one of your tweets is just bashing someone and laced with gross profanity. Seriously. Fix what ever is wrong with your head before you start shredding strangers on twitter or trying to ruin my life. What is different from your tweets and mine toward curt? Seriously?
        @alihendrick

    • March 2, 2015 7:45 pm

      Liam, perhaps you can clear something up for me. You state you dislike Curt Shilling. That’s fine; to each his own. Personally I am not a fan of anyone in the Kardashian family tree. But you know what? I don’t follow them on social media, and I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to incite them. I have better things to do with my time. My question is this: What did he do to you personally that caused you add a rude comment to a post where he is congratulating his daughter like any proud father would???

      I don’t wish this action ruins your life, but I do hope it becomes a valuable lesson.

      • March 3, 2015 12:59 am

        Hey Carl.
        Any comment toward me that doesn’t begin with “hoping I lose everything I’ve worked for in my life up to this point in an instant, or that my mother cries herself to sleep for the rest of her life for being a failure of a parent, etc.” is a comment I will graciously respond to.
        I just enjoy when Curt gets irate over things (things in the past) and goes crazy on people who disagree with him politically or when people call him out for the sock blood thing etc…I just poke fun at him on Twitter because I think he is an a-hole and he always responds, it’s funny to me a celebrity can be so self-conscious, that’s all.
        I previously made jokes about the irony in Curt comparing himself to the honorable Lou Gehrig, and also baseless jokes about randy johnson having an affair with Curts wife. Keeping with the idea of trying to piss off schilling I stumbled upon the news story of this whole big gabby schilling mess. I regrettably decided to join in. It is a mistake which I truly do regret. I’ve been forced to grow up a lot in the past day and hope I can be forgiven.

    • March 2, 2015 8:46 pm

      @liamc1210, REALLY, I mean REALLY????? You’re a student at that school and you would do this now??? The campus that’s currently just gone through a VERY embarassing public rape trial??? You would do someting like THIS??? NOW??? I’m fairly certain what you did is against the student code of conduct. And worse, you continue to try to defend the indefensible. I can only hope that you pay a high price for what you’ve done. Only THEN will you TRULY be sorry. NO ONE deserves to be spoken to/about the way you spoke about that family. Oh, and by the way, I have a college-age daughter and being “passed around” means “being taken advantage of” or “raped” in all circles she runs in. So, LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE to your “explanation!

      • March 3, 2015 12:53 am

        It does not mean rape in my circles.

      • March 3, 2015 3:07 am

        I hope one day you have a son who makes a mistake on social media, and then has masses of people call for his head to try and ruin his future, all while he is willing and trying to give an apology because he knows what he did was moronic

      • March 8, 2015 3:09 pm

        Yeah the only people “passed around” doesn’t sound rapey to are rapists.

    • March 4, 2015 10:07 am

      @liamc1210, it is no doubt clear that you understand now that other people’s anger and your tweet being out there forever are the consequences of your actions that you have to face, regardless of any regrets you have. You chose the consequences when you chose the actions. I in no way condone or excuse your tweet; however, unlike some who responded to your post, I do not wish you and your future family unhappiness. My wish for you is that your regret is sincere and that you will never be part of the problem again (including laughing with others when they talk or post in this crude way or sinking to trying to “get under their skin” with abusive comments just because you disagree with them). I hope that from now on, you will truly respect and honor other human beings with your words and attitude and actions and that you will have a productive and happy life.

    • March 4, 2015 11:40 am

      You mean “passed around” like Vandenburg, Batey, Banks and McKenzie passed that unconscious girl around? I go to Vanderbilt, too. Don’t think your name isn’t being “passed around” now. We’ll make sure people know what kind of person you are. Google is a bitch for people like you when you go to get a full time job. Guess you’ll have to start a lawn service or something so you can hire yourself. Or you can just go sit on the beach in Cabo with your buddies. I hear it’s cheaper to live in Mexico. I’m sure one of the hotels down there will hire you as a waiter.

    • March 4, 2015 11:45 am

      And have you ever thought that hating Curt Schilling because he beat the Yankees in the World Series several years ago just shows what a small little man you really are? Geez. You’re problems extend way beyond you egotism. P.S. You are not a “kid”. I really laughed when you called yourself that in one of your posts here. You wish you were a kid b/c maybe people wouldn’t hold you accountable. But listen here buddy. You are 21 years old, almost 22. You aren’t a “kid” who can hide behind his age anymore. You are of felony age. I bet the women at Vandy already know all about you.

    • March 5, 2015 2:54 am

      You keep asking what you have to do for this to stop coming back on you. There are consequences for everything you do, and you don’t get a say in what those consequences are or how long they last. You screwed up in a legendary fashion, and as such, it is quite possible that the consequences will be equally legendary. Your keep whining that you didn’t mean it to come out as bad as it did and how its unfair that your being ostrocized just goes to show that your not really sorry, your sorry you got CAUGHT. Want to make up for it? Want people to start laying off you? It’s really easy. Take it day by day, do not excuse your actions, admit that what you did was wrong. Period. Don’t act like that anymore. Eventually most people will forget about it. The problem is, something the internet generation just doesn’t seem to catch on to, (despite being so tech savy), is that the internet is forever. The stuff you say and do online will echo in eternity, Thats the lesson you need to take away from this. Unfortunately, that is just the way life is. People always say “I didn’t mean to drink and drive and run people over”. But they pay for it for the rest of their lives. I’m sorry that somebody never bothered to explain to you that sometimes you don’t get a do-over. Sometimes “sorry” doesn’t cut it. Your name and life have only one reputation, and what you do to it might just follow you forever.

      • March 9, 2015 2:08 pm

        You’re right. That was a constructive message.
        This all came fast and I panicked. I am trying to keep together with my family and am learning quickly about accountability and growing up. I am not looking to excuse myself. I realize the flaws in my earlier comments, and while I simply can not respond to everyone on here (those who are reasonable and those who are not), I am trying to grow and discuss with those I love and those who matter.

      • christine permalink
        March 11, 2015 9:27 am

        @liamc1210, I don’t agree with your defense, especially as the term “passed around” connotes a frightful image of a limp young woman literally passed around for sex without her consent where you matriculated. Semantics aside, I appreciate you showing up to the page as this unfolds and taking responsibility for your involvement. What will you ultimately do with the fallout? Show me, don’t tell me. There are many worthwhile avenues linked within this discussion to help educate and raise awareness toward fighting rape culture/online bullying that has claimed far too many young lives and haunts countless others. There is tremendous opportunity in educating youth about actions and consequences in a smartphone- and social media-ubiquitous world. There are countless good reasons for speaking of others—other genders, other groups—with dignity and respect, even if disagreeing with their ideas (something many adults could stand to brush up on.) Time will tell if your actions truly speak the amends you claim to want to make. I want to believe that this unsettling shove into adulthood will ultimately come to define the actions of a contemplative, mindful, more educated man (son/brother/boyfriend/student/fellow citizen.)

    • James Zipadelli permalink
      March 7, 2015 8:09 am

      Liam,

      I don’t know your family or your parents. I imagine that they must be horrified at the attention that you received because of this.

      Let’s put aside the fact that you made Curt Schilling upset. It doesn’t matter that it was Curt Schilling. It could have been anyone’s daughter and your comments still would have been messed up.

      I hope you are able to have a successful college career and life. But, you have to understand, your comments have now been memorialized forever. Companies look at social media to screen potential candidates. You may think your comments are no big deal now. Think about what might happen when you apply for that first job. The hiring manager may very well be a woman. What if, because of what you said, you were passed over for a job you really wanted? What if you are in an interview and the HR manager says, “Liam, we understand that you’ve made some disparaging comments regarding Curt Schilling’s daughter…”

    • March 7, 2015 9:51 pm

      Liam…what you’re failing to recognize is that your comment wasn’t simply “rude”…it was LIBELOUS!!! It also spoke volumes about your character (or lack thereof)…and, in your lame attempt to “get under Curt Schilling’s skin,” you highlighted your complete ignorance & disrespect for women. Was lashing out at Curt Schilling worth your reputation?!? You may have succeeded in getting under his skin for a moment…but it was at the expense of your integrity & quite possibly your future.

    • March 8, 2015 3:06 pm

      Oh don’t worry guys, he’s not going to rape her. He’s just saying she’s a slut if she enjoys sex and that she will be used by men in a disrespectful way. It’s totally fine and he’s super super sorry that he said such things. He’s the real victim here, duh!

      Someone doxxed you and I wasn’t surprised to see for a second that you were from Huntington. I grew up in that area and left it as soon as I could. There are some great, enlightened men on Long Island but they get drowned out by the idiots like you.

    • November 3, 2015 12:27 pm

      You are “attempting” to make a wrong a right by apologizing to this girl, well, besides the response of “I’m sorry, I in no way meant to imply the word “r**e”, have you taken responsibility for all of the others you have bullied?? or, is Gabby and her father the only ones now, only because you got caught and called out for your actions.??????? What do ya think now about striking those “mean” keys in front of you?? I’ve always drilled this into my kids heads, “Stop and THINK before you SPEAK”, there are always consequences for your Actions or Lack of”..So Please, STOP trying to make the excuses of “WHY” you said what you said. STOP trying to justify the meaning or the intent of those hateful disgusting words you said, Own it, Take responsibility for it WithOUT attacking others,~~ Man up, you are NOT just a ‘kid”, you are a grown adult…

  29. March 2, 2015 2:05 am

    When you first responded to them on Twitter, I thought it was kind of small timish on your part. You’re above them and giving them any attention at all means they win. But when you doxed them and completely blew up their shit, I can’t help but respect the hell out of that.

    http://turtleboysports.com/curt-schilling-turtleboyed-nudniks-who-said-nasty-things-about-his-daughter-on-twitter/

    • March 2, 2015 11:23 am

      Doxxing is illegal, in a way that rude words aren’t.

      Curt fuqqed up, badly. This article is him trying to cover his tracks by presenting a half-story.

      • March 9, 2015 2:48 am

        Doxxing is illegal if you obtain private information through illegal means.

        Clicking on someone’s Twitter/Facebook/etc. handle to get their publicly shared information is not doxxing. Try searching for the term “reasonable expectation of privacy” before you embarrass yourself again.

        But then, you almost certainly know this, you’re just being disingenuous.

  30. March 2, 2015 2:43 am

    Jerry Collins Director of Student Conduct Office of the Dean of Students Student Center, Room 400 collinsje@mail.montclair.edu (973) 655-6981 (Phone) (973) 655-7656 (Fax)

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmacdonald227

    Sean Macdonald’s cell phone 908-494-7072

    Adam Nagel’s house phone 732-985-7206

    • March 2, 2015 11:58 am

      Sean sells fake jerseys online

      Prices are $60 per jersey for NFL, NBA, MLB, Soccer
      $75 per NHL jersey

      Contact-
      Sean MacDonald
      seanmacdonald227@gmail.com
      908-494-7072

    • March 2, 2015 12:25 pm

      Well done!

    • March 3, 2015 1:01 am

      Sean graduated from Montclair. Do not harass people from our school when he no longer goes here.

      It’s really creepy and quite frankly, insane, that you have those phone numbers. While I do not condone their behavior, harassing them is not solving anything.

  31. March 2, 2015 6:45 am

    Internet rule #1: Don’t feed the trolls. These people are looking for attention, and they just got it. Ignore them, and they go away.

  32. March 2, 2015 7:16 am

    are these guy educated in this century…..what trolls…..I don’t have a daughter, I would be fucking these guys good…..and jail doesn’t bother me

  33. March 2, 2015 7:22 am

    Curt,

    I am a Father of my own daughter and It makes me sick to my stomach that anyone would leave such comments for reasons that I can not begin to understand. Curt you are much better man than I am because I would not be able to handle this kind of disgusting form of trolling with same dignity that you have. I have been listening to WEEI this morning and there actually people calling in blaming you for essentially posting that you are a proud father. People are literally out of their fucking minds. I suppose it would be fine if I posted how proud of a father that I am because I am a lowly maintenance man barely getting by living in Brockton, MA in a crappy area so I can attempt to do something close to resembling saving for a house and better life for my family. So now I suppose Curt is only allowed to be a proud father in the privacy of his own home, never on social media. I do not accept that. I hope some of the scumbag trolls have had their sorry excuse for lives ruined and I would also like the people that think Curt should have to stop and think before he fucking congratulates his own daughter should probably jump off a bridge. Curt again I really feel for you. I felt sick reading this filth, no proud father should have to deal with this kind of garbage.

    Sincerely,

    Jere

  34. March 2, 2015 7:29 am

    CURT: THANKS FOR 2004 & 2007

  35. March 2, 2015 7:36 am

    from the father of an NFL cheerleader…

  36. March 2, 2015 7:49 am

    All that needs to happen for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.

    Mr. Schilling, the bad guys crossed the wrong guy this time.

    Your paternal defense of your daughter’s honor is, hopefully, an inspiration to every father who reads this blog.

    If these trolls had passed their comments in writing on a school campus or on the streets of a community, they would show up on the police radar in an nano second. Their vulgar and degrading comments not only insult but demonstrate a hateful attitude which “crosses the line” and ought to be investigated by authorities.

    I cannot imagine an organization would want to be associated with cretins given to this kind of base, vulgar, demeaning comments.

    Thank you for taking them to task, Mr. Schilling.

    Sincerely

    David E. Dowd

  37. March 2, 2015 7:57 am

    You responded well Curt. This behavior is unacceptable in any one of any age and should rightly be called out.

  38. March 2, 2015 8:10 am

    The response to the two idiots is right on the money. People assume since they can type it is acceptable to demean or tear a person down. I am sure Macdonald’s and Nagel’s parents can’t imagine their actions or comments. Being a proud parent of two daughters in college and knowing the comments made by people simply because they where student athletes at the highest level. I believe Curt’s comments are right on calling out the two idiots. As all parents have pride when their child is successful through hard work and a drive to succeed. My compliments to the Schilling’s on having a daughter who is off to college and ready to begin the next phase of life’s journey. I know I am very proud of my daughters for their academic and athletic success but more so for being a good human being, Good luck to Gabby and enjoy your college experience.

  39. Stephen Walsh permalink
    March 2, 2015 8:22 am

    I would absolutely love to see those maggots have to read out loud what they tweeted with their parents, coaches, family and the Schillings all present. Absolutely despicable!!

  40. March 2, 2015 8:23 am

    Well said Curt. I’m sorry you and your daughter have had to endure this. But I’m glad you wrote this and it’s getting picked up. It’s about time we started to get some accountability in social media. People think they can hide behind screen names and say whatever they want. Words have meanings, and an effect as you pointed out with so many cyber bullying suicides. Hopefully some good will come out of this.

  41. March 2, 2015 8:24 am

    Dem and Yankee fan here, but primarily a fan of civility. As such, thank you for your post, I’m sorry for the pain that the words of others caused, and I wish your daughter great success. J Blue, Arlington, VA (so much easier to say horrible things behind anonymous twitter handles)

  42. March 2, 2015 8:25 am

    Love this! Wouldn’t it be interesting if every tweet or comment someone made on social media was shared with their employer or their parents? My, how times would change then wouldn’t they? I’d be all for it. All people need to THINK BEFORE THEY TWEET. I don’t understand how anyone, regardless of age or background or gender,etc, can post a nasty comment or tweet and be surprised when it comes to back to haunt them when called out on it. People are so high and mighty behind their keyboards aren’t they?! In the end, we are all human and we all have feelings, despite a “celebrity status.” Being famous shouldn’t give people a free pass to be complete jerks to you. 👏👏👏👏

  43. March 2, 2015 8:29 am

    This is the problem with Social Media. People hide behind their accounts and keyboards. If you can’t say it to someone’s face then it does not deserve to be tweeted, posted, instagrammed etc.
    Curt your response to these twitter trolls ( the understatement of the century ) was brilliant. I have a daughter entering GW next year to play soccer and could not be prouder of her. Congratulations to you and your daughter, and best of luck to her in her college experience.
    God Bless
    Scott From Greenland

  44. studioheleni permalink
    March 2, 2015 8:29 am

    I empathize with 38 completely. The anonymity of social media makes hurling invective so much easier than a face to face confrontation. George Washington’s rules of civility and decent behavior would be a good place to start – both in person and online.

    Curt, are you at all concerned that the backlash from the lewd and loutish behavior directed at you and your daughter is turning in a direction that threatens to unleash the mob on the original transgressors? You’ve started an important conversation. You have a wonderful opportunity to take this in an important and constructive direction. But the first step probably ought to be to urge caution, forgiveness and dialogue before somebody does something stupid and regretful in retaliation.

    Do you think Jesus would second the motion?

  45. chieftaindawg permalink
    March 2, 2015 8:35 am

    This all comes down to the abundance of porn, and the relatively simple way to access it. These dicks (Im sure you don’t mind me calling them that) are talking like porn stars, and they only way they can is by seeing it. And to just go out and start tweeting you shows that they are just stupid and immature.
    The young buck says to the old buck “hey, lets run down there and do it with that doe.”
    The old bucks says to the young buck “no, lets walk down and do it with them all.
    I stand behind you calling them out, you have the box high enough to do it with, and you used it probably better than anyone has ever used it before.

  46. March 2, 2015 8:37 am

    Curt, I love you as a Red Sox and I dis-like you as a republican, but this is disgusting what these pieces of s%&t said. The internet can be a terrible place sometimes, and these keyboard zeros make it that way. Sorry to see that. Good luck to your daughter!

  47. March 2, 2015 8:42 am

    Out them all. Every posting needs to shared. These cowards only have power in anonymity. Destroy them all. There must be consequences for their actions.

  48. March 2, 2015 8:44 am

    Curt,

    I’m sorry for the pain that this has caused to you, and to your family. Thank you for shedding light on this important issue. I’m an ordained minister, a counselor, and a father of three. It is deeply disturbing to me that any person would ever make these kinds of comments about another human being. I hope that these young men reflect on their actions and change who they are as people as people are capable of changing. If good can come out of this, my hope is that more light would be shed on cyber bullying and that people would consider more carefully what they say on-line.

    Yours,

    Dale

  49. nofty1 permalink
    March 2, 2015 8:44 am

    This is utterly disgusting! Good for you Schilling for exposing these punks and absolute embarrassments to society.

  50. March 2, 2015 8:53 am

    Reblogged this on amandatorreyauthor and commented:
    People should be ashamed of themselves.

  51. March 2, 2015 9:10 am

    I’m 45 years old and I can’t stand what mechanisms like facebook and twitter have done. For the most part they have not brought people closer. They have enabled cowards and sociopaths an easy platform to spew any kind of hatred and violent sentiments without any consequences. It has exposed how many thoughtless, rude and sick people there are in this world and no apology or explanation can cover that up. I hope the Curt pursues legal action against some of these losers so they can begin to realize that freedom of speech does not grant permission to threaten and say any sick, deviant thing that comes to mind. It should be no different than a threat given face-to face.

    Rather than encouraging people to ignore these jerks, maybe people should start standing up to them because THEY are the ones taking away our civil rights. THEY are the ones abusing the right to free speech and the reason why censorship is becoming more common. So I hope Curt does stand up to them and sends a strong message. By encouraging people to ignore sickos like that only enables them to continue…

  52. March 2, 2015 9:12 am

    She’s going to Salve? As an alum, I’m thrilled for her. She’ll get a great education, her athletic and other skills will be honed to the highest degree, and all on one of the most beautiful campuses on God’s earth. Curt, I disagree with you politically, but I love and respect you and really hope you get into the HOF. You were wrong about one thing in your blog post — you said someday these idiots will be men. No, they will just be males. Men respect women; they have empathy and compassion, and the imagination to consider that any woman they meet, in any circumstance, is beloved of somebody as mother, grandmother, sister, and yes: daughter. God bless.

  53. March 2, 2015 9:28 am

    That is so vile. I have a daughter that played softball, but it was in the pre-Twitter / Facebook era. My lack of fame would not have had this impact anyway. Thanks for the great commentary Curt and for outing these scumbags. They are obviously lacking enough in their personal lives to have the need for going down this ugly road. I look forward to them being held accountable and paying a price for their comments. Good luck to Gabby and congratulations on her accomplishments.

  54. Neal Benson permalink
    March 2, 2015 9:37 am

    Curt – From a Dad of 2 girls, thank you.

  55. March 2, 2015 9:45 am

    Hey Curt,

    So sorry to hear about these morons attacking your daughter. I share your outrage.

    I want to say that I am a Liberal with a Capital “L”. (Needless to say, we do not agree politically.) That being said, I’m a father too. I think you’ve handled this issue with grace publicly. And I suspect you and I both would like to handle these idiots privately in the same manner. Your restraint is admirable.

    What you are talking about transcends politics and goes to the core of human decency. Nobody should behave the way these morons did. Your daughter deserves better.

    Good for you calling them out. I’ll stand with you any day of the week against these morons!

  56. March 2, 2015 9:47 am

    Very interesting read, says a lot about the type of people who generally engage in this type of harassment and what mediums they use. I’ll be sure to write about something like this in one of my own articles.

  57. March 2, 2015 9:49 am

    Atta boy Curt!

    As a father to my 10 Y/O daughter, this gets my blood boiling. You showed so much restraint, thank you on behalf of fathers with little princess for being a power of example of how to deal with these punks. I know what I’d love to do if anyone spoke to my daughter this way, but the way you handled it was what we’ve all come to expect from ya: with class!!!

    Hope you’re well & and thank you forever for ’04 (which coincidently was the year my daughter was born 😃)

    God Bless.

    Kurt E. Gertsen

  58. March 2, 2015 9:58 am

    Dear Curt- First, that was an excellent response and much more measured than I could have been (having a daughter myself). Also, please correct me, but isn’t this what social media is all about? You were just congratulating a family member on a significant achievement. I hope this results in harsher penalties, than this being recorded in Google to their names…

  59. matthewturnage permalink
    March 2, 2015 10:07 am

    As a father of a daughter, I support you completely in your efforts to call out these jerks, Curt. It’s time they learn actions have consequences, and just because you’re on the internet it doesn’t mean you can devalue another human being.

    Congratulations to Gabby!

  60. March 2, 2015 10:13 am

    My heart goes out to you your family. Peace. NO ONE should ever go through this! As a father of a kind, beautiful and gentle 15th year old daughter, I ask God ever day to give me the strength and the ability to protect her at all costs. Protection from the physical as well the mental anguish that idiots like these callously and mercilessly spew out of their underdeveloped wormlike minds. May Hell be just waiting area until they sink further down in the pit of fire.

  61. March 2, 2015 10:29 am

    Curt,

    I commend you for calling out these trolls. The internet has way too many cowards, and that’s what they are, cowards. Best of luck with Gabby at her school. I’m sure she’ll do well.

  62. March 2, 2015 10:48 am

    Eric Vejnoivich wrote…

    Oh my God, what does any of this have to do with you being a Republican?? Why always throw that in? If you don’t think Dems receive same bs from the right, you’re insane. Or knowingly lying.
    ==============================================

    Eric, I bet you fail to grasp how your post justifies Schilling’s inclusion of politics in the list of speculation that drives this boorish behavior.

    Schilling writes a piece detailing awful, hateful, disgusting misogyny directed at his daughter that would buy someone a knuckle sandwich if spoken to the face of just about any father. This is allegedly a cause the left holds near and dear to their heart. But true to form, you don’t stand beside him, you go on the attack.

    In point of fact, you don’t even deny that the motivation MAY be political, as Schilling speculates. You just dive right in to moral justification (the other side does it too!) and on to the insults (he’s lying or insane)

    It’s a sad commentary that so many cannot simply agree to disagree over political matters. Or even agree with people from the “other side” when common ground does actually exist (who defends this type of behavior?, for example) For too many in the fevered swamps on both sides, politics transcends all and is personal. As you so clearly demonstrated.

    Maybe such people always existed but just never had an outlet like the internet to spew their bile. Which I suppose is the real point of the essay…how so many use the internet to spew senseless bile.

  63. March 2, 2015 10:54 am

    Hi Curt. I’ve never followed, or really knew anything about you before today (other than through your baseball career), but when I saw a post by a friend of mine on FB commending you on something you wrote I was curious enough to look it up. Now? I’m in a little bit in love with you (but not in a creepy way, I’m married =) HA!). Seriously though, this is truly a fantastic post!!! Gabby is a lucky girl to have you as a dad, and Karma is going to be a major bitch to these douche bags when their time comes! All the luck and best wishes in the world to Gabby on her softball career in RI.

  64. March 2, 2015 11:02 am

    I’ve surely cursed in the past for torturing me as a Yankee fan, but as a dad, I have a great deal of respect for you here. Way to go.

  65. March 2, 2015 11:13 am

    Speaking on behalf myself and every Yankee fan I’m personally acquainted with, well said Curt. May all those cretins feel a bloody sock where the sun doesn’t shine. And for the record, we don’t hate you. Much.

    Congrats and all the best to you and Gabby. 🙂

  66. March 2, 2015 11:14 am

    I’m a dad of little girls. I can’t imagine how I’d react to something like this. Thanks for this post.

  67. March 2, 2015 11:18 am

    Good job, Curt, and conrgats to your daughter. The world we live in is a sick place, and the anonymous culture of the internet allows for degenerate loser trolls like the above to post whatever they wish because they’re too moronic to realize that once something is on the internet, it’s there forever. Karma will get all these fools in due time. Go Sox!

  68. March 2, 2015 11:19 am

    Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/adam.s.nagel

  69. March 2, 2015 11:24 am

    as a daughter who didn’t have a father protect her, your daughter is blessed. I’m glad she knows it. Your blog post was amazing and I hope it gets some “airtime” since you are a public figure and one really pissed off Dad. All actions have consequences, and since you seem to have identified some of these stupid little boys I hope appropriate actions are taken against them. I wonder how many of them have sisters or girlfriends and how they would feel if other people started commenting about them the way they commented about your daughter. Better yet, how do you think their mothers must feel?

  70. March 2, 2015 11:41 am

    The dark side of fame and celebrity. But as the father of 3 amazing daughters, I admire Curt’s discipline. I might have started something, and not on Twitter.

    Congratulations, Gabby, and good luck!

  71. March 2, 2015 11:55 am

    Liberal and Yankees fan here so these are words I never thought I’d say–Curt Schilling, you rock.

    My favorite part–identifying trolls by name. There should be repercussions for this type of behavior. Free speech means you can say whatever you want, not that you shouldn’t catch shit for saying it. Anybody here think any of these guys would have had the balls to say these things to Schilling face to face? I’ve never understood how people derive any pleasure from being cruel to strangers on the Internet, and there’s no doubt that our culture has suffered from the disconnect of empathy as a result.

    Hope the Red Sox/Republicans never win another pennant/election, but Schilling is a winner on this one.

  72. March 2, 2015 11:57 am

    For those saying Schilling should have just ignored these idiots I say you have it backwards. The classless idiots with all the nasty things to should have simply ignored Schilling’s original post.

    All he did was recognize his daughter’s achievement. If you were brought up the right way you either retweet and say “Congratulations” or you do nothing.

    The depths that these animals sunk to with their comments is abhorrent at best and their now public humiliation is well deserved.

  73. March 2, 2015 11:58 am

    It doesn’t matter that I’m a lifelong Red Sox fan, the bottom line is I’m a father of two young ladies. And I want to say, thank you Curt. You are doing the right thing, and very honorable. I’m sure your first reaction was to drive down rt 95 to confront these idiots (rightfully so), but cooler heads prevailed and you are surely doing the right thing. I got your back, bro and fellow father.

  74. March 2, 2015 12:00 pm

    Congrats to you for keeping your cool (relatively) and congrats to your lovely daughter!!! Those keyboard commandos deserved being exposed. I’m the mom of daughters and I am very tech savvy, I am very impressed with your restraint. You remain beloved by RSN.

  75. March 2, 2015 12:03 pm

    Curt Schilling is a jock and a former Boston Red Sox player who grew up in the 1970s. Let’s be honest. I’m sure he’s said much, much worse about people of all races and sexes in his lifetime. Grow up. You’re daughter’s a big girl. She can take it.

    • March 2, 2015 1:56 pm

      The comments went way over the line. To sign in here to defend them tells the world about you. What is wrong with you?

    • March 4, 2015 3:36 am

      You really know nothing about the world today (or even in the 70s), do you? Let me guess – mommy went to school when you got a bad grade and yelled at the teacher and you’ve got a stack of “I showed up so I deserve this damn thing” trophies, huh?

  76. March 2, 2015 12:10 pm

    Great piece Curt, I’m with you and many real men across America, and even in Canada are with you. Many people could say these are just word and don’t mean anything. But the guys who posted this crap think this way. They talk this way, and they act this way. If I see any one of them make the mistake of criminally assaulting any woman, cross the line around me it will be the last mistake they make. Be on guard fellas, we are watching you.

  77. March 2, 2015 12:11 pm

    As a woman, I am appalled by some of the statements made in the “comments” section following most articles. The filth and trash talk are abhorrent, and I’m so glad to see someone take these morons to task in such a lucid and wonderfully entertaining way. My hat’s off to you, sir, for reminding us all to think before we type and, unlike Jihad John, don’t think hiding behind a mask will grant you immunity. You will get your comeuppance.

  78. March 2, 2015 12:13 pm

    I am sorry for you and our family. No one, no one deserves what you got.

  79. March 2, 2015 12:17 pm

    Curt,
    Congrats to you daughter, I know you are bursting with pride.
    And as if I didn’t have reason enough to see you as a hero (2004) I have one now.

  80. March 2, 2015 12:17 pm

    I am a liberal, Democrat, Mom and I hate sports. I think sports do more harm than good to you men and the young women they abuse. That said, what happened on social media to your family is abhorrent. I am so glad you have taken a public stand against these disgusting thugs. I hope all the other young men reading this take notice! I hope all their coachesb take notice too. There may be free speech on social media but it doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences. I will be sharing this with my sports obsessed, college student, son. ( I follow his social media accounts, he can be goofy at times but never disgusting. I actually think he likes and respects women too much) I hope my son shares this with with his peers. Thank you for taking a public stand. – @MomsThoughts

  81. March 2, 2015 12:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about the morons out there. As a Salve grad and married to another Salve grad (softball player as well) I wish you and your family all the best. I am a police officer nearby and will keep you all in my prayers!

  82. March 2, 2015 12:21 pm

    Have always respected you as a player, a columnist and a good person. It hurts and disgusts me that you and your daughter have been subjected to this swill. And it scares me that such people are running around loose. There is no civility, no restraint, left in our society. I just thank god my child is grown up.

  83. March 2, 2015 12:22 pm

    hey curt, i feel sorry for you and your daughter, but she’s a kid and will be fine. i grew up with national lampoon from its inception, and there’s nothing sacred, however this crosses the line but ‘cest la vie the world goes on and hopefully the morons that have caused you kid pain will also recieve the same painin return.

  84. March 2, 2015 12:23 pm

    You’re a phenomenal father. I’d fight to the death for my kids. -from a democrat, mother and Red Sox fan

    • March 2, 2015 2:12 pm

      He IS and excellent father-I am appalled by the inhumanity that this President has encouraged in the 20 somethings- they no longer even resemble a human- and have lost their dignity…as has out President, though in a much more subtle way- I wish I had not read the tweets to think someone like this exists in this country when I once believed that only ISIS was capable of this kind of barbaric behavior is very disturbing.

      • Kansachusetts permalink
        March 3, 2015 5:07 pm

        Stop with the Obama-bashing and stick to the subject.

  85. March 2, 2015 12:24 pm

    Jesus Christ Curt, you of all people should know that nothing good ever comes from posting something on the Internet. Just ask Bill Cosby with that one post he did.

    Did you post something for everyone to see about your daughter? Then that’s all on you.

    Don’t you have a small group of friends and family you can post stuff which any proud papa wants to thump his chest about regarding his children?

    How many Yankee fans are out there? Now how many anti-Red Sox fans are out there?

    Now how many people out there are just A-holes and like saying stuff from their keyboard that they could never say in person.

    Don’t complain of getting crap on your shoe if you are walking through the cow pasture which is the Internet.

    Next time don’t be an idiot an expose your family to something as absolutely stupid as a Tweet. Honestly what kind of grown man Fn Tweets? I just don’t get it. You were a major league pitcher and you are Fn tweeting? When Tom Brady starts tweeting, the world will end.

    • March 2, 2015 1:32 pm

      Are you kidding me? You’re a dope.

    • March 2, 2015 1:50 pm

      He’s Simply Standing up for his daughter (family). its just sad that you dont have friends or family to stand up for if they get hurt. and if by some miracle you do? well we all know how much of a coward you are so we all know that you would just keep your mouth shut like a pussy

    • March 2, 2015 1:55 pm

      Yeah that makes it ok. Douche bag. Curt should be able to tweet that he’s proud of his daughter without disgusting threats being made toward her. Really?? You justify it. Oh he’s famous, so no holds barred. WTF?? I hope these jackoffs get kicked out of school. Then maybe they’ll wish their Mother’s taught them better.
      By the way Curt, congratulations you should be very proud.

    • March 2, 2015 2:14 pm

      are you mentally ill or just plain ass stupid?

    • March 2, 2015 2:31 pm

      Blaming Curt for what lowlife dipweeds do online?? Really? Is he somehow breaking a law by using social media? Who’s permission does he need to have before you accept that a grown man that cares for his daughter uses social media to….socially interact?

      Your reply lacks any rational basis. Yes social media has its problems, and as he stated in his comment, he was not only aware of them, but ready for them.

      What you may have missed is that the problems went far beyond even his expectations. Even you say the internet is a cow pasture. Why can you not see that THIS is where the problem is, and not with a proud father talking up a successful daughter’s accomplishments?

      It’s like you don’t even comprehend what you read.

    • March 2, 2015 2:34 pm

      Yeah, and what kind of adult female walks around subjecting herself to the public and doesn’t realize it’s all her fault she got raped because she chose to walk around in public… That point was probably wasted on you as well as Curt’s.

    • March 2, 2015 2:43 pm

      Get a life dude. It’s social media, old days this stuff was put in the local paper by proud parents. Where is it your right to comment (profanely) on any topic you find online? You might notice Curt didn’t threaten you, he just did the right thing.. He NAMED you. Now you can own. No need to be ashamed, just own it. Stand up, let everyone see who and what you are. My guess you (you being those hiding behind the keyboard) are in for a long road. I expect some of the fancy parents will be running to their lawyers. Curt, just open the gofundme page and watch the donations flow in. Let’s get it on the public record who they are, who they were brought up by. Let’s make sure every employers knows these people………… forever

    • March 2, 2015 3:02 pm

      OMG, you’re the idiot. Ever heard the phrase, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all?! What is wrong with you?

      It is NOT okay to post such vulgar things. There’s a difference between getting a little crap on your shoe and blasting someone’s foot off. IT IS NOT OKAY to say things like that.

      What kind of person are you? You should take your own advice and quit posting on the internet.

    • March 2, 2015 3:27 pm

      Can we stop shaming the victims and focus on the offenders? Maybe just for once? Victim blaming and anonymity are why the trolls are powerful on the net.

      The trolls need to be put in check. Not the innocent bystanders. And if we as a society call them out every time, they’ll hesitate next time when they are about to make jokes about raping someone else’s daughter.

      And are we as human beings so classless that we accept/okay with others using vulgar language such as raping players’ daughters so long as it’s against the other team?

    • March 4, 2015 3:40 am

      What this fool and subsequent commenters missed is the hypocrisy and double-standard this kid put on display. He’s lambasting Curt for “putting something out there” and getting a response. Well, these yahoo’s put something out there too and Curt is just responding.

      This is what happens when you swallow leftist the ideology of “You should have consequences for your actions but I shouldn’t have any.”

  86. March 2, 2015 12:28 pm

    Great writing Curt. Congrats to your daughter
    Jeff T.
    Bedford Ma
    Dad of two daughters!

  87. March 2, 2015 12:28 pm

    Great job, although I don’t have a daughter, I have two sons of high school/college age. Two points; I would be absolutely devastated if my sons ever communicated in language like that, and secondly, They don’t. They were raised better. I also have few things that I would go to prison for, but my sons’ welfare…in a minute.

    I just wish you didn’t add that last comment encouraging the nutballs to come out of the woodwork. You made your point and laid the groundwork throughout your article that opened the door, without playing their game.

    …be a shame if one of them ended up with a broken jaw….

  88. March 2, 2015 12:32 pm

    I first heard about this on WEEI this morning and I could not believe how disgustingly vile those tweets are. Curt, I am SO glad you went after them the way you did. It’s about time that these pieces of crap who think they’re so funny and cool by posting stuff like this pay the consequences for their actions. I read that the police are getting involved as well and that’s good. What they did is bullying, harassment, and criminal threatening and they should be punished. Shame on them – what if they had daughters someday and had to see them face this kind of garbage? I’m sorry Gabby had to see that, but she must be so proud of her dad! I know it made me feel good that you opened a huge can of whoop ass on them. I hope they pay for this for a long, long time.

  89. cognitionemission permalink
    March 2, 2015 12:33 pm

    Adam Nagel’s parents:

    Deborah and David Nagel
    531 NEWMAN SPRINGS RD
    LINCROFT, NJ 07738

    • March 2, 2015 1:23 pm

      Good job incriminating yourself.

      (Yes, deliberately doxxing people whom you know might become targets is illegal.)

    • March 2, 2015 1:39 pm

      Do they have an email address?

    • March 2, 2015 1:46 pm

      HEY NOW, that crap aint cool!! Just because their idiotic son made his bed that way doesnt mean the parents should have to lie in it. They did not say that crap, their son did, and they should not have to have their information thrown out there that way. You are basically opening them up to the same type of bs their son started with Curt and his daughter Gabby.

  90. March 2, 2015 12:37 pm

    Sorry you and your daughter are putting up with this Curt. As the father of a 17-year old boy, I can tell you that this would never fly if I had even the slightest reason to believe he was engaged in such reprehensible behavior. Probably the scariest part is the pathetic attempts to somehow explain away or justify the comments as being something “less” than what they clearly were.

  91. March 2, 2015 12:41 pm

    Curt, besides being a a lifelong Red Sox fan I would doubt that you and I would agree on anything if we sat down for a conversation, though your work with ALS charities does resonate with my family. That said, thank you for writing this post. It’s disturbing what one can see written online because someone else believes they are cloaked with anonymity. It’s already out of line for someone to insult your daughter for simply being your daughter but the other implications are staggeringly dark.

    We are all accountable for our own words whether it’s in public or hiding behind an avatar.

  92. March 2, 2015 12:42 pm

    Good for you, Curt! Congratulations to Gabby on this exciting new chapter of her life! College is a very exciting time. As far as these disgusting tweets; report these ‘people’ to their schools. Involve the cops if you can, (Gabby is underage in most states). Send a message that the internet has real world consequences. And keep being the loving father that you are! God bless!

  93. March 2, 2015 12:45 pm

    Congratulations to your daughter for parlaying your family name into a little extra attention. The college of that rinky-dink program hit the jackpot with a celebrity scholarship. While away from home, she’ll get cornholed twelve ways from gameday (although Curt, as a jock, already knows this). The daughter’s boyfriend sounds moody; wonder if he’ll cry when she explores her liberal arts on the weekends. Maybe some of the senior girls on the softball team will “initiate” her… the possibilities are endless!

    • March 2, 2015 1:29 pm

      What the hell is wrong with you (aside from your neck beard)?

    • March 2, 2015 1:34 pm

      Steve, you’re just a creep. That’s it. You have nothing going on in your life and want to try to make others feel as miserable as you. Get a life, get out of your mama’s basement.

    • March 2, 2015 1:35 pm

      You should be taken out and beat generously around the head. opn second thought, you talk like you already have been. Your lack of respect should make your parents sorry they had children.

    • March 2, 2015 2:08 pm

      Wow dude, maybe you need to think about how you would re-act to some dickhead like you talking about your daughter that way. But then again, let us hope that you do not now, or ever will, have a daughter. Because judging from the comments you made here, she would more than likely be sexually abused by you. You are walking waste of human flesh and should be put down like a rabid animal!!!

    • March 2, 2015 2:16 pm

      you just made the list dickhead…England aint that far

    • March 2, 2015 2:36 pm

      Your mommy still doing a number on you I see.

    • March 2, 2015 3:21 pm

      Sorry your daddy didn’t love you.

    • March 7, 2015 10:23 pm

      Please refrain from posting your very warped fantasies online…you’ve done nothing but prove what a creepy weirdo you are. Are you jealous that the other dirtbags got some not-at-all flattering attention & you’re looking for some of your own on their dirty, disgusting little coattails?!? Epic fail, dude…

  94. Elizabeth Roller permalink
    March 2, 2015 12:52 pm

    Thank you for pointing out that this sort of treatment is NOT A JOKE and NOT OKAY. Too many people hide behind the internet and use is as an excuse to hurt people for nothing other than their own amusement. Thank you for taking these people to task, and making and example that this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated.

    Having said that, I leave with this. People might argue your politics, they might argue your career, but NO ONE can argue that you’re not a GREAT father who loves his daughter

  95. March 2, 2015 12:53 pm

    Much respect to you and your family. I am a die hard Yankee fan but I have a ton of respect for the way you competed and played. There is a difference between being a Yankee fan who hates every Red Sock player and being a Yankee fan who respect those who play the game the way it should be played. That being said, no women deserve to receive torment such as that. I am a 27 year old male who has recently started his own sports tech company, I grew up playing baseball my entire life in the Atlanta area, Social became relevant toward the end of my College Baseball career but at the same time non of the guys on my team were ever that disrespectful to women. obviously boys will be boys but never to that degree of what you have written about. I would never in a million years hire a human being that show that much disrespect toward another individual. Hiding behind their keyboards and their sleevless t-shirts with their noodle arms failing to show any sign of strength. I hate that the youth is heading in this direction.
    Along with running a company I coach a 15 year travel baseball team and along with teaching them the complexities of a fast paced game at a higher level i try to teach to not be the “douche bags” that their generation is becoming.
    I enjoyed your post thoroughly and look forward to reading more.

  96. March 2, 2015 1:01 pm

    Lifelong baseball fan and mother of baseball fans (sorry, my first love will always be Cincinnati, but the Sox have my respect). Props to your daughter, Curt; both my daughters played ball in middle and high school and they send their love and support as well. And good on you, sir; every girl deserves a dad who’ll stand up for them.

  97. March 2, 2015 1:02 pm

    Curt, the most important things that need to be said are: congratulations to Gabby on being great at playing ball. Sadly, the world is not always a nice place. But karma has a way of evening out the deposits we and others put into it. Ignore these idiots for they will reap what htey have sowed. Just continue being you and setting a good and decent example.

  98. March 2, 2015 1:04 pm

    Very well written, Mr. Schilling. I read the first tweet and couldn’t read any further. I, like you, am appalled by the lack of morals and values in our children.

    I have a 22 year old son, a 20 year old daughter and I can assure you, sir, there are SOME of us parents out there who have taught our children to love and respect others.

    Bravo for taking a major stand and chewin’ ’em up and spittin’ ’em out!

  99. March 2, 2015 1:05 pm

    Extremely articulate response. Outing every one of the morons, who thought they were being cute behind the apparent anonymity of their iPhones or other device, was precisely the response called for. It is beyond outrageous how they used your daughter, and your questions about how their comments and behavior could be acceptable in any world under any circumstances hit the nail pn the head. Finally, your observations that actions have consequences in the “real world,” and that the apologies were like those of people being sorry for having been caught rather than for their offenses, were astute and concise expressions of reality.

  100. March 2, 2015 1:07 pm

    Congrats Curt and Gabby! Salve Regina is a beautiful school with a strong athletics programs. Well done.

    This type of thing has happened to me. The situation was completely misrepresented. I was threatened, but not named, by the party who spoke about me and physically threatened me. I have copies of the tweets. I have made a complaint. This nonsense has got to stop. There are far bigger issues in this world. Why do people have time to spread this kind of hurt?

    I’m so sorry for the emotional weekend. Who wouldn’t be excited about their daughter getting into college?

    Stay calm. Be well. Go Sox. Thank you for your words.

  101. March 2, 2015 1:08 pm

    I don’t really know you, but thank you. Thank you for hopefully shredding this horrible trend

  102. March 2, 2015 1:08 pm

    Bravo Zulu 38!

  103. March 2, 2015 1:08 pm

    Bravo Mr. Schilling. Bravo! Love my daughter more than life itself.

  104. March 2, 2015 1:23 pm

    Curt, let me preface this by saying I am a huge Yankee fan. Therefore, the only problem I have against you is that you pitched so well against my team. As far as what you have to say about the situation with your daughter, I applaud everything you have said and done. No way should any of these animals be allowed to do what they have done.

  105. March 2, 2015 1:28 pm

    Hi Curt,
    Props to you, these kids need to learn some damn morality. A well written piece, and God bless you and your family. As a lifelong Yankees fan, I have always admired you as a player even though I didn’t like you in the baseball/Yankees fan sense. Your competitive hard nose spirit is what I admired first,. It has been the honesty and conviction of your beliefs I respect, and have admired most.

  106. March 2, 2015 1:28 pm

    Well said, Mr. Schilling. I marvel at your clarity of thought, as well as your restraint.

  107. March 2, 2015 1:30 pm

    Got Heeem!!!!!!!!! Those punks deserve whatever punishment they get. Ridiculous to talk that way about any woman.

  108. March 2, 2015 1:30 pm

    Curt, this is one liberal leaning Moderate who is applauding your evisceration of those trolls. Job well done. Here’s hoping the rest of them get outed and their lives ruined.

    And congrats to your daughter, too. She should be very proud of her accomplishments and her father!

  109. March 2, 2015 1:32 pm

    You’re a good man, Schilling. With two daughters, no way I’d tolerate this either. This infuriates me. Today’s young “men” have no idea how to treat people with dignity. Respect is a thing of the past and the anonymity of the internet has ruined any idea of class. Congrats to your daughter. Keep fighting the good fight, Schill.

  110. March 2, 2015 1:32 pm

    SMH – I can’t imagine a sane person finding any of those disgusting tweets remotely acceptable. These are classic examples of how little empathy exists – and I’m not sure if it is an issue that people are being desensitized to consequences due to the fact of “out of sight – out of mind” or whether there is a bigger problem where empathy is losing its place in prioritization for a better world. I am a father and know many other fathers – and kids do cry at all ages – seen or unseen. I get people take jokes too far – but have the decency to come back and say “Hey I took that too far – I’m sorry. I still think your a jerk, but your daughter has nothing to do with this”

  111. March 2, 2015 1:35 pm

    Part of the problem with knuckleheads saying stupid stuff while hiding behind an alias from a computer screen in their parents basement is that they get away with it. They wouldn’t say those things to anyone’s face because they’re cowards and know that they would walk away with a bloody nose if they did. Well, Mr. Schilling, thanks for punching them in the nose electronically. The way this behavior will stop is when those who think they can get away with find out they can’t. Maybe they won’t actually ever see the person(s) they felt they could bully face to face but they can suffer the consequences. Your (our) responsibility is to take them to task. Find out who they are and reveal them to the world, especially to their parents, friends, schools, employers, kids, etc., etc.
    There can be consequences, even in cyber space. You (we) don’t need to be a hockey player with a tough streak to fight these people. But, they need to learn a lesson and pay for their actions.
    Somebody in a response said something about you being a rich, public figure and so why should you care about these nitwits. In fact, it is BECAUSE you are a public figure that you have a bigger responsibility to speak out against this stuff. No one would listen to a “regular Joe” but a famous name brings LOTS of attention. I think you deserve a big thank you from everyone for standing up and speaking out, rather than retiring to your castle and ignoring what some cretens had to say.

  112. March 2, 2015 1:36 pm

    Congratulations to your Daughter Curt, and I’M 100% with you on this. Way to take it to the trolls; they got what they deserved.

  113. March 2, 2015 1:39 pm

    From the Presidents office just now.(1:37pm Monday)

    we have indeed read this and directed our urgent and immediate attention to it early this morning

    The Twitter comments posted by this student are unacceptable and clearly violate the standards of conduct that are expected of all Brookdale students. The student has been summarily suspended and scheduled for a conduct hearing where further disciplinary action will be taken. The Brookdale Police are actively investigating this matter. Brookdale takes this behavior very seriously and does not tolerate any form of harassment. Our sincerest apologies to Gabby Schilling. Her achievement should be celebrated and not clouded by offensive comments.

    Thank you for writing. L.

  114. March 2, 2015 1:40 pm

    Curt- I am an avid Yankee fan and a democrat..but first, I am a father of a beautiful, smart and loving girl. I am on the same page with you, there is nothing a father, well this father anyway, wouldn’t do to protect his daughter! As another person commented, Karma is a mo-fo and this will catch up to them all. Idiots, pure idiots to post something that will stay associated to them forever!

    I wish the best for your daughter and for you…despite being a (retired) Red Sox player!

    With respect…

  115. March 2, 2015 1:40 pm

    i am glad you found out who they are and where they are… it amazes me how awful people can be.. your daughter will rise above this nonsense and have a wonderful life.. if she take after you and her mother she will be fine.!

  116. March 2, 2015 1:40 pm

    Looks like Adam Nagel is no longer on the air. I received this message from Brookdale after sending them a message.

    The Twitter comments posted by this student are unacceptable and clearly violate the standards of conduct that are expected of all Brookdale students. They are also an affront to the standards and expectations we have for all employees and students who contribute to WBJB, Brookdale Public Radio.

    The student was a member of Brookdale’s Student Radio Club, and as a result had a one-hour weekly spot on one of WBJB’s student radio streams. He has been removed from that role. The student was not, at any time, an employee or representative of Brookdale Public Radio, and he will never again be associated with the station in any way.

    We join the college in expressing our deepest apologies to Gabby Schilling and her loved ones. Her achievement should be celebrated and not clouded by offensive comments.

    Tom Brennan

  117. March 2, 2015 1:42 pm

    Curt, enjoyed watching your career from afar. Having said that, a career, even a very visible one, small peanuts to the value of a daughter. I have two – and like you, they are the apples of my eye.

    Look at these two – they’re pathetic. That may be punishment enough – to be them. They’re counting on you being a public figure to remain quiet while you seethe. But you’ve also got a large audience.

    I gotta figure that a big guy like you that hit near a 100mph on the radar, also carries a pretty stiff right cross to the mouth. Truth be known, that’s the only thing these losers would understand – to have their teeth moved to the back of their throat. In a perfect world, society would allow me to hold them for you while you give them an epiphany of what a “closed four seam” looks like up close and personal.

    Assuming they still have a sense of shame, and it is possible these two so profoundly stupid to not understand how vile and crass they are, and since our politically correct society won’t allow these little snowflakes to be taught a manly lesson, I would simply spend a little money digging dirt and post everything legally available on these imbeciles and brats who never learned to mind their manners. Frankly, they are both cowards.

    If you don’t fight back, their equally pathetic internet buddies will be in tow with them.

    • March 3, 2015 2:35 am

      Im not a nerd, coward, or monster. I know what I did was wrong. I’ll do something to make amends with Curt and gabby, not for any of you maniacal blogsters sake, but for Gabby’s.
      Curt: I will take a right hook to the jaw with my hands tied behind my back while sitting on a barstool in order to put this in the past and if you agree to donate 5,000 dollars to the Minding Your Mind Foundation. This charity is close to my friends and I and promotes mental health on college campuses.

  118. March 2, 2015 1:43 pm

    every single one of those brainless twits who posted those idiotic tweets, their parents should be completely ashamed of just how hard they failed at parenting. likewise, the idiot children who posted the tweets themselves should be completely abashed at their own complete and utter stupidity. or they would, if they weren’t so, y’know, stupid.

    most internet trolls are idiots who have zero power or respect in the real world. the harder they troll, the more of a loser they generally are. it’s the only way they can feel any sense of importance, because their own lives suck so hard they could clean a carpet just by walking past it.

  119. March 2, 2015 1:44 pm

    These guys are real brave living off their parents and making vile comments while hiding behind a computer. Cowards and despicable sub-humans. You’re 100% right Curt. As a father my blood is boiling.

  120. March 2, 2015 1:44 pm

    Mr. Schilling- I wasn’t a fan of yours before, but I am now!

  121. March 2, 2015 1:44 pm

    Justin Time, @WhatsLIAMdoing = Liam Cronin, born in 1993.
    http://www.peekyou.com/liam_cronin
    Scroll to the twitter section

  122. kdonovan728 permalink
    March 2, 2015 1:44 pm

    New York Democrat who salutes Curt Schilling and his daughter! An attempt to answer the “why” question: The most pathologically deranged members of our species have one thing in common: they will attempt to destroy what they don’t understand. They are cowards in every sense of the word, easily threatened by ambiguity. For these guys, women are ambiguous and threatening; they are fundamentally incapable of comprehending them. And so they have a need to destroy them. In that sense, they are no different than the worst elements of ISIS or Boko Haram. Same motivations, different weapons.

  123. March 2, 2015 1:46 pm

    So sorry Curt – and especially Gabby – that you ever had to write this post. What a sad comment on the intelligence and morale character these pitiful misogynists.

  124. March 2, 2015 1:47 pm

    Curt Schilling: Excellent. Thank you. Congratulations to your daughter. I know exactly how you feel. I wanted a daughter and got two great sons. I wanted a granddaughter and got a great grandson. I always told people I was probably lucky because the first time someone did the wrong thing to any daughter of mine it would have likely ended with me being in jail. Your words and actions resonate completely with me, as they certainly must with any father who truly and deeply loves his children. Last October 1 the prettiest girl on the planet, my great-granddaughter, was born. Look out, world.

  125. March 2, 2015 1:53 pm

    You were a Hell of a player, a great Dad, Don’t let these PUNKS get to You. They hide what they say, cause They don’t Have The GUTS to say it to your face!!!

  126. March 2, 2015 1:55 pm

    Congratulations to Gabby! Have been a longtime fan of yours, Mr. Schilling (even have your Rochester Redwings rookie card), but this lifts you to another level. Very well written – and I am so glad you have called these low lifes out – I am sure that your actions, and the resulting publicity, has made some other young men think twice about their posts. Again, all the best to Gabby.

  127. March 2, 2015 1:58 pm

    Go get em Dad (in word not in deed, God has that plan set in motion already). I can only wish I had a daughter it was the desire of my heart. You are blessed. May the Lord bring forth justice in this matter speedily, in Jesus name. Amen.love ya and all the other dads who keep their daughters safe from the wicked.

  128. March 2, 2015 2:00 pm

    Curt, I have held you in the highest regard and respect as and athlete and competitor since 2004. But your blog post is in a completely separate arena, and I want to thank you for bringing this type of internet/social media crimes to as many people as possible. Your fame, whether people love you or hate you, has the power to bring this type of inexcusable behavior to the a broader public. And I believe, by and large, the vast majority of adults regardless of religion, race, creed or politics would 100% support your outrage and vocal response as a father to this act of unacceptable behavior. In fact, it’s your fame that can do the most good here because of your ability to reach a wider audience. The more exposure to the dangers of cyber bullying and internet crimes the better. After reading your blog, it resonated with me that there must be tens of thousands of young teenage kids in the cyber world who may not have an aware or supportive mother or father. There needs to be not only protection for all children but counter strike against those who maliciously attack and victimize the innocent. Now I ask myself “how can help?” Curt, please let me know how I can help you and all the other parents facing the same issue and senseless acts that warrant punishment of cyber bullies and those prey on the innocent. It needs to end.

  129. March 2, 2015 2:00 pm

    Curt, I commend you on what you did. I have a daughter, (she is actually my step-daughter) and I love her as much as you undoubtedly love your daughter. I did not hesitate to go after a young as#$%!* who called my daughter vile names, and it landed me in jail for assault causing bodily injury. I will not hesitate to do so again if need be. I understand you did what you felt needed to be done as a grown man, as well as a father. And all though I am Texas Rangers fan, you were one of the very best to ever play the game man!

  130. suelovescherries permalink
    March 2, 2015 2:02 pm

    Psalm 10:7, 14, 15 – His (the wicked) mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. . . . But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; . . . Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out.

  131. March 2, 2015 2:02 pm

    As we have seen, through Mr. Schillings experience, That lots of our young people believe it’s ok to harass, intimidate, belittle or bully others because of one dumb reason or another. I’ve been fighting this sort of bullying all my life and I can tell you that once a bully realizes you can’t be bullied then they just find someone else. If they were taught correctly from the begining this would be a non issue. Sadly, humans believe in other things(money,social status,political ties) instead of character. Great character is and should be the most important thing about us all. Keep up the great work Mr. Schilling and continue to protect who you love.

  132. March 2, 2015 2:03 pm

    I am so sorry this happened.. disgusting and vile, good for you sir, I wonder if any of them have mothers?

  133. March 2, 2015 2:04 pm

    Unbelievable restraint, Curt. I want to go kick their asses and Gabby isn’t not even my daughter. I have a 12 year old girl and would unleash Hell on these little bastards if anything like this every happened to her.

  134. March 2, 2015 2:05 pm

    Curt – as a father of 3 daughters – I am right there with you – brother to brother. Real men do not hide behind “masks” – just remember, what goes around …” WTG. CS

  135. March 2, 2015 2:06 pm

    …and just as Curt said, once its out there, its out there forever. Wish I could take back my grammatical errors in my last post…:-)

  136. March 2, 2015 2:06 pm

    Go Curt!

  137. March 2, 2015 2:10 pm

    So sorry that your daughter (and you) are having to put up with this garbage, Curt. I know how I’d feel if it were my daughter…or granddaughter. I met you when I was the Baseball Chapel leader with the Toronto Blue Jays and enjoyed the brief chats we had. Be assured of my prayers on behalf of you entire family. You’ve had to deal with some pretty heavy stuff since I saw you last and I’ve often lifted you up in prayer. Be encouraged today. Many of us are supporting you!

  138. March 2, 2015 2:11 pm

    Very sorry to hear that your daughter has to go through this but this is all on you Curt!! Why would you start in with these kids? You say you expected to get negative responses and you did. To incite them more by saying you have friends in Special Forces is total stupidity on your part. You sound like a crybaby. First you instigate these idiots by posting junk but then you cry when you got what you asked for. Stick to working on your fastball.

    • March 2, 2015 3:52 pm

      “Start in with these kids??” The only thing Mr. Schilling started was a congratulatory statement for his daughter’s athletic achievements. His comment about friends in special forces was a mostly humorous response to what he identified as the typical “locker room style” comments (e.g., “I want to date your daughter,” “Can’t wait to party with her,” etc.). He plainly noted that he didn’t have much of an issue with this stuff. Even if he had meant for that comment to be taken seriously (which he obviously didn’t), it could not even remotely justify the behaviors of some of the more heinous students.

      However, what really irritates me about your comment, Bill Stross, is that you completely failed to acknowledge another major intention of Curt’s article: to shed light on the consequences of idiots like these. Consequences like suicide. But I suppose you having a reason to call him a crybaby was more important than that.

    • March 2, 2015 9:55 pm

      The messages he was replying to THEN, were playful flirtations- can’t wait to date her, etc. And I am sure THOSE people realized the ” Special Forces” remark was intended as a joking reference to over-protective dads. The vile , threatening messages he is Now referring to are something else entirely. Even then, if they were only going to him, your interpretation could be possible, but they are not. These cretins are directly contacting his daughter. A young woman who did not comment to them, whom they have never met. This isn’t about Curt’s feelings, this is about his daughter’s peace of mind and actual physical safety. You are of the ” what was she wearing ” school of thought, aren’t you? To actually suggest that ” he was asking for it” , is to deny that the people doing the threatening made a choice to do so. Maybe you should think a little harder before you post .

  139. March 2, 2015 2:12 pm

    Thank you for standing up against these people. I have kids who are just staring to be on line regularity and its a strong reminder as to what we need to prepare for. Thank you and best wishes to Gabby at college.

  140. March 2, 2015 2:13 pm

    Curt, I could give a damn if you are a Republican – or even signed with the Yankees, for that matter. Your politics and baseball career means nothing in this matter.
    I think what you did here was shed the light on the vermin scum who think they can insult, debase and hide behind their computers. As a father of a college girl I totally respect, appreciate and support your approach. I certainly would have paid a visit to a few of these trolls and there would have been a conclusion to the misunderstanding. All the best to your daughter at Salve.

  141. Guess Who permalink
    March 2, 2015 2:14 pm

    This is just sickening. I have an 18 year old daughter and if any guy talked about her like that I’d lose it. Kudos to you Curt for calling the trash out and making them aware that it is NOT OK!! It is NEVER funny to disrespect a women, but it’s even worse to write crude, disgusting things about an innocent young girl. PIGS, TRASH, LOSERS are three words that are probably too good to describe those low lifes! I’m just wondering….would they think it’s funny if we started a FB or Twitter campaign using their tweets, emails, and pictures enlightening young men and showing them what happens to scum like these guys?
    Enough about them…..Congrats to your daughter, I’m sure she’s an amazing player! All the best to your and your family!

  142. March 2, 2015 2:14 pm

    Curt, I am the father of two amazing teenage athlete daughters. As a proud father and pastor I cheer your passion for your baby girl. Protect her always. She’s always your princess. Congrats Gabby!

  143. March 2, 2015 2:17 pm

    Curt,

    Just wanted to let you know that this is the first time I’ve ever commented on a blog posting. I support you 100% with your decision to post the congratulatory post for your daughter. I’m a Dad as well and you did nothing wrong with your post. You should be proud of her and everything she accomplishes. It’s very sad and disturbing that there are people in this world like the scumbags who posted obscene responses to your post. I hope the authorities take these CRIMES seriously. Far too many people feel that they are free to post any obscene and violent rant that their sick minds can come up with.

    I’m sure you have far more supporters that detractors on this issue. Congrats to your daughter and you. Never apologize for being a great dad and supporting your daughter!

    Best Wishes,
    Dave
    Chelmsford, MA

  144. March 2, 2015 2:18 pm

    As the father of a daughter, I commend you at your response. These idiots are going to have a very difficult time in life. Also, congratulations to Gabby on this great achievement!

  145. March 2, 2015 2:18 pm

    Curt, I know you may never read this, but here it is. You are a good person, although Republican (as you my be able to tell now, I am a Democrat). I respect you political beliefs, though I may dis-agree with them. I am a Red Sox fan, living in The Villages Florida, a Viet Nam Vet, and an American. My wife and I have two children, a girl and a boy, both very much grown. I am so happy that we did not have the social media prevalent today when they were growing up. I do not partake of them today even.

    I agree totally with you that young men, lets change that to all men, must be thoughtful of how they speak of and address girls/women. I don’t really know how I would have responded if someone acted to my daughter like they did yours. I can only say I hope I would be a restrained as you.

    Finally, thank you for all the joy you have given me over the years from a Baseball point of view. Not just with the Red Sox, but I really followed you on all your steps. Thank you for helping to give Boston a couple of World Series Championships. You deserve to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Rene (Ray) Basque

  146. March 2, 2015 2:19 pm

    Excellent piece of writing sir…it a shame that the catalyst is at your daughters expense. If you need a pipe-hittin red neck from Philly to pay some of these “tough guys” a visit, blow the whistle

  147. March 2, 2015 2:23 pm

    A father is responsible for setting a standard for himself, his children and those he interacts with in his community; he should set the moral compass for those who look to him. We all have feet of clay and we are not perfect but it is our responsibility to teach those around us whose parents have failed to team them about human decency. (I wonder where the parents were of these internet cyber bullies and why they failed to teach them basic morals that they should have learned in kindergarten?) Your response to these cyber-bullies is appropriate and as a father I’m proud to see another father stand up appropriately to cyber-bullies in defense of his daughter; they and others need to be taught that there are consequences to hateful words and that the ultimate outcome can be acts as brutal as those of ISIS if not stopped or the death of the bullied as you so clearly pointed out. Words cut to the heart; especially to those who are young and vulnerable and it is ALL of our responsibilities to stop this behavior one incident at a time until the perpetrators learn that they can quickly become the target and that their words and actions have consequences. Great job!!

  148. March 2, 2015 2:23 pm

    Good for you for not ignoring these terrible comments. There is a fascinating phenom with social media … people are saying things to others… dark, cruel and crazy things…that you would NEVER say to anyone face to face. Good for you for pointing out that your comments…although seemingly drifting out in the thin intangible air of the internet…are still attached to your REAL LIFE and can and will cause you consequences.

  149. Pamela Jennings permalink
    March 2, 2015 2:26 pm

    Defending your daughter, NOBLE. Those men are disgusting pigs. Finding a way to politicize it and insult other people who had nothing to do with threatening your daughter makes you no better than them. You sir are now just as much of a disgusting pig!!! I hope and wish that your daughter excels in whatever she chooses to do with her life. And I hope someone takes you down a few hundred notches!!!

    • March 2, 2015 4:56 pm

      After reading this comment, I scrolled right back up and re-read the entire article to see if I missed something. Which “other people” did he politicize or insult? Are you referring to the hypothetical friends of these “disgusting pigs” who egg them on? Or are you referring to the “disgusting pigs” who were highlighted in the articles he mentioned about suicides triggered by cyber-bullying?

      The irony of your comment, Pamela, is that you are criticizing him for insulting others but seem to have no issue calling him a “disgusting pig.”

      • March 3, 2015 5:31 pm

        Well-stated, Sean. The few hate-filled replies on this thread seem to relish in insulting Mr Schilling and calling him names – the lowest of the low. Clearly they can’t see past their blind hatred.

  150. March 2, 2015 2:28 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I am entirely ignorant of sports culture and today is the first I have heard of you. You are my hero, Mr. Schilling. All of us should have half the father that you are to Gabby (may she prosper.) If you were in Buffalo right now, I would buy you a beer and shake your hand, as it would be of the highest of privileges to be in the company of a man of your caliber. Blessed be you and Gabby!

  151. March 2, 2015 2:30 pm

    I’m a Yankee fan, a liberal New Yorker and a life long democrat. I’m also the father of a sixteen year old who loves softball and is thinking of playing in college. Thank you for standing up for not only your daughter but mine and all the other father’s and mother’s whose daughters choose to be athletes, scholars, actors, doctors or whatever. We should be free to brag a bit without having to endure such writings.

  152. March 2, 2015 2:32 pm

    I just e-mailed the Dean of Students office at St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA, to let them know about their student Jacob Robbins and sent screen shots of his tweets. If anyone else wants to e-mail them about it, contact voelkersmichelled@sau.edu

  153. March 2, 2015 2:34 pm

    well said sir. On behalf of the good men out there, I apologize to you and your daughter. They say karma is a mofo, Mr. Nagle Mr. Robbins, Mr. Time, and this unnamed VP are now on the wrong side of it. Good luck to them.

  154. March 2, 2015 2:35 pm

    Agreed, Mr. Schilling. I applaud using your celebrity to bring this to light, and love the passive-aggressiveness to prove your point with the responsible parties. I will pray for strength and courage for your daughter and believe the Lord prepares us with events like this. Hopefully, there is some lesson learned that will help her in the future. You are an outstanding father.

    • March 2, 2015 3:23 pm

      Your non existent “lord” doesnt really have much power does he/she/

  155. March 2, 2015 2:35 pm

    Thank you sir for standing up for those that you love – and don’t forget we loved you in Phoenix too!! Go Backs

  156. March 2, 2015 2:37 pm

    I can’t thank you enough for writing this. This is so very sad, but it happens so much more than any of us really know. My son is a student athlete as well, and I can’t tell you how often I go over all of this – how NOT to do these things, even out of anger or to be funny- as it isn’t funny. The sad part is that girls do the same thing – it’s not just boys who write these horrible things. Every parent should use this as an example- a teaching tool for their children to show them HOW WRONG this is. I am sorry that your daughter had to go through this but she should be VERY PROUD to have you (her protector) by her side. There should be an accountability for things like this, and I think you did a bang up job on it. I wish you BOTH good luck! – A Red Sox Fan and single mom of a decent a young man. 🙂

  157. March 2, 2015 2:43 pm

    Mr. Schilling, while I applaud you for your actions and support you in your support of your daughter and your stand against bullying; I was immediately struck by something when I started reading your blog above. Why didn’t you just pick up the phone and call your daughter and congratulate her personally? (BTW – I’m not blaming you for those jerks responses. You did nothing wrong in my opinion.)
    I wish to point out that Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. are not at all necessary in our daily lives and not using them is a *good* thing. Granted, they can be useful for a great many things but people don’t use them just for those reasons. I say we go back to actually calling our friends, family and loved ones and “talk” to them instead. Good luck to your daughter.

    • March 2, 2015 3:07 pm

      I don’t know what you do for a living but linkedin is now a necessary part of the white collar job search.

    • March 2, 2015 4:13 pm

      @alsys1 Why blame Curt? He can’t be a proud dad? He has to hide from social media? In your world, the keyboard cowards win.

    • March 2, 2015 5:11 pm

      My guess is that the first thing he did was turn and give her a huge hug. They wiped tears, and then took to Social Media for the bragging rights. That is exactly what most any of us would have done.

    • March 2, 2015 7:37 pm

      altsys1 – when you’re proud of someone you tell everyone. These days that’s twitter, and facebook and what all.

    • March 2, 2015 8:59 pm

      I would bet money he has congratulated her directly. But he was proud as a peacock and most likely wanted to let the whole world know it. I agree people put way too much on social media, but positive things like this are not a huge problem IMO

    • Steven Adams permalink
      March 2, 2015 9:59 pm

      In the Wild West there was a dearth of official justice and communities had “take matters into their own hands” Well, that’s the atmosphere we have now with this generation of Billy the Kid’s and their internet trolling, there’s nothing really in place yet to police these events and as Curt has pointed out they are not harmless, kids are dying from this bullying, when the bullies start seeing some blow back maybe we will see something from the Government to protect the bullies, seems it’s always the guy retaliating that gets the flag… Thanks for using your celebrity for something more than self aggrandizement….

  158. Smith Regina permalink
    March 2, 2015 2:44 pm

    I am so sorry to read about these vile things that have been said to and about your daughter. Impossible to ignore. What a sad and pathetic world we live in, gives gutless cowards the ability to harass and abuse people online. Guess they feel some sort of bizarre “power” doing so because they are powerless in their own lives… I don’t know. I have been subjected to some of it myself, and I am a much older woman than Gabby is.

    You were just tweeting about your daughter because you are proud of her, don’t see how that has anything to do with these creeps crawling out of the woodwork. Like that is your fault somehow because you were an athlete, in the public eye, participating on Twitter? Hmmm, don’t think so. These people need to be exposed and suffer the consequences. People have become so devoid of humanity when they throw this stuff online, you wonder what comes first. Chicken and egg argument.

    Congratulations to your daughter, and thanks for speaking out about this. Too many people are silent about it, brush it off, claim it doesn’t matter.

    Hope you are feeling better and that your family is doing well, outside of this situation.

  159. March 2, 2015 2:48 pm

    Curt- Democrat, Sox fan, father. Thought I couldn’t be a bigger fan. Bigger fan. -Tom U.

  160. March 2, 2015 2:50 pm

    As a liberal, independent atheist, I can say I almost never agree with a freakin’ word you say, but as a man with a 5 year old daughter, I agree 100% with every word you have said here. It is my hope that by the time my daughter is at an age in which this could be part of her world, things will have changed. It starts with the kind of steps you’ve taken with this blog, but like all bowling the real step is when the people around the bullies stop accepting their behavior as okay. Thanks for all you did for the City of Boston. I wish your daughter all the best. If she’s anything like you, I think she’ll be ok.

  161. March 2, 2015 2:53 pm

    Asa Yankee fan and a father of a college women athlete… all I can say is I am appalled at what you are going through… these guys are gutless cowards…. However, please don’t less this affect the wonderful ride you are about to go on…watching your kid play in college is one of the most rewarding, pridefull experiences you will ever have. I was never a professional athlete and I did not win the World Series, but I can only imagine hearing your daughter’s name announced as a starter is pretty damn close. Enjoy.

  162. bridget permalink
    March 2, 2015 2:59 pm

    Congratulations to your daughter! It’s wonderful that her years of hard work are paying off.

    …and can I clobber these pathetic excuses for men? Please? I’m a woman – the jury would go easier on me. 🙂

  163. March 2, 2015 3:01 pm

    Curt, I feel ya Brother. I hope when these little scumbags have kids they remember this incident. Love that you LOVE your daughter as I LOVE mine. You done good.

  164. March 2, 2015 3:01 pm

    Shilling is just a shill for racists from the Republican party. Big threshold question, probably too hard for the jock to answer,- have you spoken out about your party’s attempts to restrict voting rights for Hispanics, Afro-Americans and women throughout the country or does that not matter as long as you get extra money in your pocket. By the way, since you support every war action we could take, if you were healthy enough to play a sport and make millions, why were you such a child when it came to serving in the military that you love to send other people’s children to die in. And by the way- you hold no candle to Koufax- just a junior in comparison.

    • March 3, 2015 11:32 am

      Sharon, please just give it a rest already.

    • Kansachusetts permalink
      March 3, 2015 5:17 pm

      Sharon, that’s a profoundly stupid response to his post. As a progressive Democrat who rarely agrees with Curt, but does now, let me say that you’re doing your cause no favors. Please stick to the subject, Sharon, and fight the politics in a different venue.

    • March 4, 2015 3:30 am

      Sharon – I hope you show equal disdain for the rampant (and blatant) racism showed by the Democrats. Look at the vile way they left treat a black conservative or the names they call any minority or a woman who dares to take a position other than the one the Democrats tell them to have, even when those individuals are on board with most other platform stances. Look at your own bigotry – making radical (and likely racist) assumptions about him because he is conservative and a jock. Do you own it? Or will you try to justify it like every other bigot out there?

      Look at the way the Democrats keep people, especially blacks, poor. Their policies are designed (and backed up by CBO data that you can easily find in 5-120 seconds on Google) to keep people poor and dependent upon the government. But hey, why think for yourself and have a rational standard when you can just play a race card?

    • March 7, 2015 11:25 pm

      Good grief….is there some “Idiots Guide to being A Democrat” that I’m not aware of?!? Every Democrat that posts anything about Republicans uses the same ridiculous terminology…”shill” being one of their favorite words. Find some new arguments…the race card, war on women, etc are worn out & have been disproven time & again. FYI…the DEMOCRATS created/organized the KKK & fought AGAINST equality for blacks!!!

  165. March 2, 2015 3:17 pm

    Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!!! As a father of a daughter who just turned 18 and am around your age as well, I applaud your response and the way you handled this. I am sure these human wastes of garbage will be dealt with, by either administration or fellow students. I grew up a Yankees fan, but I can proudly say I am a Curt Shilling fan!

  166. March 2, 2015 3:19 pm

    Although you are a Republican and many Democrats find you pretty obnoxious, I applaud your assault on these internet low-lifes. Happy investigating!

  167. March 2, 2015 3:19 pm

    The fact that I am a Red Sox fan doesn’t even enter into this conversation but let me say how proud I am of you and all that you said in your article. Having four children, the oldest being a girl, I understand all the emotions that you portrayed in your letter. I also understand my job in teaching my three sons all about how to treat girls and women with respect, and how to treat people, in general, with kindness. But, I am so glad YOU said it. Sadly, while it shouldn’t stop someone who isn’t famous from standing up for what is right, it has a far greater impact when someone who is known around the world does the same thing. I am truly sorry for what you, as a dad, and your daughter have had to go through. Hopefully your words will make a difference the next time someone thinks they are being “funny”. Perhaps they will stop and think about the impact they are having. Or not. Either way, I applaud you and your family for this.

  168. mduca permalink
    March 2, 2015 3:20 pm

    No, I don’t agree with your politics. So what? Politics is about how people live together, and it’s a choice. Gabby had no choice here, this was forced upon her. My own daughter had a boyfriend in the Marine Corps. When I first met him, I told him Marines live first, last and always based in HONOR, and if I EVER heard he had dishonored her, I would make his life miserable in ways he could not even imagine.

    He did. And so did I. Restraining orders, loss of rank, loss of pay, and a clear threat from the Corps that any repeat in his threats or behaviors would result in time in the Brig. And I’m a “liberal Democrat”. But I’m not liberal with my family’s safety, I don’t think anyone is.

    I don’t have to like everything you stand for to stand next to you. And to admire what you have done, and what you have said, here.

    P.S. – I got to see you play a time or two. I am an official scorer for MLB.

  169. March 2, 2015 3:21 pm

    Sir,

    We met back in 2008 when you came to Iraq to visit the troops (BIG Thank you for doing that). But when you say you have no friends in the Yankee fan-base remember this. General Odierno (Head of all combat theater) pulled you into his office (what was said I have no idea and gave you his coin (which in my opinion trumps one from the Pres.) that alone says a lot and even though he may not like you taking that opportunity from his team he has respect for you.

  170. March 2, 2015 3:21 pm

    I am a liberal, I am an A’s fan and when it comes do my daughters, I’m right there with you. Great post and I got your back!

  171. March 2, 2015 3:22 pm

    I think Curt states it rather well here. I hated Curt. Partly because of how good he was, partly because I think he was a loud mouth, I hated his backwards politics. He seemed to be nasty and he was only really liked if you were a teammate. But with all that, family and especially kids should be off limits. Guys who write that stuff are basically losers who cant get a girl and show how insecure they are. I have sons so have never had to deal with this. But sure as hell these guys should be publicized and outed as the idiots they are.

  172. March 2, 2015 3:23 pm

    Wow… Unbelievable. Good job Mr. Schilling. *Applause*

  173. March 2, 2015 3:24 pm

    Mr Schilling, I’m one of those Democrats, and I disagree with your political views but strongly defend your right to have them. And this was an awesome essay. Well played, sir.

  174. March 2, 2015 3:24 pm

    Show up at the guy’s fraternity and ask them if that’s what their members espouse in their attitudes towards women.

  175. March 2, 2015 3:28 pm

    I grew up with 4 sisters and now I have 2 daughters, I played sports through college and never in a million years would I say something like some of these clowns did and u definitely don’t have to apologize for defending your daughter. Even though you are a Red Sox I will gladly go with with you and teach these punks some manners that their fathers failed to do!

  176. March 2, 2015 3:28 pm

    Based on the outpouring on Twitter, my guess is what is about to rain down upon these losers will have them wishing they too grew up without access to social media.

    Great article Mr. Schilling. I am a 50 year old father of a 12 year old, and love how you used your platform as a well known person to hit back at these cowards. And you did it with class.

    Well done, sir, and please let your daughter know the vast, vast majority of people out there wish her the very best…

  177. March 2, 2015 3:28 pm

    I’m a father of 2 two teenage daughters and I don’t care what you think of Curt Schilling, you never, I mean NEVER go after the kids. Truly classless. Even worse to do it on social media. These guys are the lowest form of trolls. Sorry you had to go through this Curt.

  178. March 2, 2015 3:35 pm

    Hey Curt, I’m both a life long Red Sox fan and a life long Democrat so I have a love hate relationship with you. 😉 KIDDING. But seriously, I’m so sorry your daughter had to deal with that, but more than that, I’m impressed with how articulate, measured and reasoned your response is. I’m a dad, but not of a daughter, and know that if my son ever put anything out into the netverse like what you have copied here, the consequences would be beyond imagining. I wish your daughter the best of luck, getting to play ball at the college level is, as you are sure to know, wicked hahd. Best of luck to you and your daughter.

  179. March 2, 2015 3:40 pm

    Kurt, I am an independent voter, a life long sox fan, and outraged at any, and all of the garbage your daughter, and yourself had to endure! I have a goddaughter heading to college, and promised her boyfriend an early exit from this earth, if he ever disrespected her in any way, so I understand your rage, I’ve also run the crucible, and trained with guys that could kill you with their eyelids! So I say this to the “sports guru” watch your back kid, you’ve put a big X on your head! 😉

  180. March 2, 2015 3:40 pm

    Mr. Schilling, thank you for a thousand reasons, but most of all because you stood up to these media thugs and did not let this go by the wayside. I am sure they will face penalties much worse then they could have imagined but it will never alleviate the hurt you and Gabby feel. Ina distant way perhaps others may learn from this before it’s too late. God Bless you and Gabby and may she play many years in softball and enjoy all that life has to offer.
    To God be the Glory, Mr. Schilling.

  181. March 2, 2015 3:41 pm

    Nope, its not ok. I’m a bleeding heart liberal, and we sure do disagree on politics. But we do agree on civility. I’m shocked and saddened by what these fools said, and by how they have acted. It is clear they lack maturity and empathy. They are well on the path to failure in life. My heart goes out to you and your daughter on this sad occasion. I hope you are comforted to know that the vast majority of people agree with you.

    Being a liberal means you care. You care about others even more than one’s self. It means that you will reach out to help, regardless of whether those who need help come from Red States and conservative thought processes. It means more than mere personal responsibility, but includes a sense of responsibility for the welfare of others. No true liberal would ever show such disrespect for his/her fellow “man.”

  182. March 2, 2015 3:43 pm

    Congratulations Gabby!! Mr Shilling, you are a “Man among Men”! There are many of us that would have done or not done something about those “children”, but you DID and in such an eloquent and honorable way. I applaud you and give you my respect………..and that says a lot since I’m a Cardinals fan………2004, uhhhhhh

  183. March 2, 2015 3:45 pm

    I’m ambivalent about the use of vigilantly justice on social media, but I can’t help but feel okay that the two accounts listed by Mr. Schilling have been thoroughly vaporized by the Twitter community. They no longer exist, and will not be missed.

  184. March 2, 2015 3:48 pm

    Well done on all counts. You called them out, and asked others to do the same. You were a hero in Boston as a Red Sox, and a hero now to all daughters and their fathers. Many blessings to you and your daughter, and congratulations to her on her future career at Salve Regina.

  185. March 2, 2015 3:49 pm

    Thank God I’m the father of two sons. I don’t know how I’d be able to keep from harming anyone who talked to my daughter in such a manner. And as the father of sons I don’t know what is wrong with people who are raising young males to think that this conduct is in any way appropriate or acceptable. It is beyond contempt. I would be horribly ashamed if either of my sons ever said anything remotely resembling this type of vile garbage.

    I’m a Liberal, a Democrat and though I admire your athletic ability not a fan of any of the teams you’ve played for. However, I don’t believe this is a political or sports problem. It is a parenting problem! There should be some way that you can protect your daughter and punish those who have offended or threatened her. You have my sympathy and support, Mr. Schilling.

  186. smittysctdp permalink
    March 2, 2015 3:51 pm

    I am a die hard Sox fan, and a die hard Democrat. The fact that people like this exist make me wish we didn’t have Social networking at all.

    This issue is something that should transcend political ideology, or what sports teams we cheer for.

    Good on you for calling them out. It makes me think that there are some rational beings in this world who don’t think rape jokes are funny, or anything to be joke about.

    I can’t imagine any of these Twitter tough guys are man enough to say it to yours or your daughter’s face though. It is easy to hide behind a keyboard.

  187. March 2, 2015 3:57 pm

    Wow! Way to go Curt. I am a guy and I do not have a Twitter account but I do have two boys. I think it was great that you ‘outed’ these two vile human beings. However I think you showed even more remarkable restraint by not driving to the radio station and the Jr college and introducing them to a Louisville Slugger in the mouth! You’re a better man than me! If either of my boys ever made comments like that, i’d give you my address and i’d hold them down while you took batting practice to their head! As a man who has seen and heard it all , those comments even made me cringe!

  188. Stefan Griffin permalink
    March 2, 2015 4:00 pm

    From one dad to another, I am so sorry for your family. Thank you for being brave enough to share what happened to you and to sheding light on a huge problem that needs some serious fixing. I am going to share this.

  189. March 2, 2015 4:03 pm

    Oh, what a surprise – they’ve both deleted their accounts.

  190. March 2, 2015 4:10 pm

    You can partly blame WEEI, WGAM and WFAN, NYT’s and the Globe. All of them are guilty of mocking you, both your religion and party affiliation. Even today on WEEI, they preficed your blog by saying “you may or may not like Curt but his blog today is great.” The sports talk radio guys are slightly more mature than the trolls who said those nasty things about your daughter. The reason people hate you is because of the media. White male Christian republicans are public enemy number one. Those same radio stations did the same thing to Tim Tebow but those gutless talking heads never said a word about Russell Wilson’s faith. Russell gives credit to God in every interview. Hypocritical cowards in the media.

  191. March 2, 2015 4:12 pm

    He probably did pick up the phone and call her but maybe it is even cooler if her CELEBRITY dad tweets it out for all to see. He knows there will be haters on the internet. Talking about her Bloody $^^% and all that nonsense is another level though. If you don’t like Curt hate on Curt, another time. I’m sure he makes enough political or whatever it is that pisses you off posts. Don’t talk about ramming a baseball bat ………. im not even gonna say it

  192. March 2, 2015 4:21 pm

    You did what any dad would do Curt, if it were my daughter I would hunt them down and do them bodily harm. They deserve only the most painful hour I can give them. Their parents should have aborted them.

    • March 3, 2015 2:28 am

      Thats pretty harsh dude. I’ve done a lot more good than bad in this world.

  193. March 2, 2015 4:24 pm

    Wow…so much that is great, and so much that is not so great about what Curt Schilling did. Where do I start? Well, the great: First, and obviously, Gabby is a gifted young woman with what seems like a very bright future ahead of her. She is lucky to have such a caring and devoted father. Best of luck to her. Second, it seems as if by publically naming the deviants, they will be punished accordingly, and they will be better off because of the repercussions that come down on them. Third, with the publicity this is garnering, this will likely and hopefully be a deterrent for anyone else out there who may choose to act in such a deplorable manner.
    Now on to what is not so great: The hatred in Curt Schilling’s tone and comments is palpable. He evidently feels that being the father of a wronged daughter gives him a license to act inappropriately. He is teaching others that it is okay to loathe and hope for the worst for people. He fails to realize that perhaps these child perpetrators didn’t have the loving upbringing that Gabby has. They are people too, and while they should be taught a strong lesson that their behavior is abhorrent and will not be tolerated, and they hopefully will by their employers and/or schools, they should be loved instead of hated because that is how they will become better people. I mean really, implying that vaginal blood comments result in suicide, and suggesting that Gabby’s boyfriend (and others) confront the perpetrators physically?! That’s going to make the world a better place? Somehow I doubt it.
    Curt Schilling should have publically called out the perpetrators, and suggested punishment, as he did (that was brilliant; he even gave a tutorial on how to do so; hopefully it will become a trend). But he also should have wished them the best of luck in rehabilitating themselves into better people. I can’t tell you how much I cringe when I think back to the stupid things I did when I was about 20 years old. And I bet Curt Schilling (and probably most every guy) have a number of cringe-worthy episodes in their past as well; and yes, on par with lame hymen jokes. The difference, of course, is that the mistakes we made as dumb kids are not recorded for the world to see and remember so vividly.
    A great thing that happened to me is that I got caught behaving badly at about their age. I suffered the consequences and it made me a better person. Having someone hate me for it would not have helped me at all.

  194. March 2, 2015 4:24 pm

    You sir have done all of us proud. The concept of accountability sadly does not seem to resonate with many young people today, who, as you note, have spent too many damn hours of their lives in the disconnected privacy and total self-indulgence of their cyberworld. Damn it – words can hurt and kill! I’d love to see your blog essay posted in EVERY high school and college locker room and campus across America – I have no doubt that it would be a major catalyst in behavior change as well as opening up channels for serious discourse on the ever-increasing problem of cyber bullying. I too am a lifelong Yankee fan (and democrat), but would be honored to raise a glass with you for your noble and courageous efforts.

  195. March 2, 2015 4:25 pm

    Dear Idiots who decided that their vulgar, not funny, moronic, insulting, degrading comments…thanks to Jack-Asses like you I am forced by my moral compass to have to not only agree with but (not that he or his daughter need me) stand up for a guy who beat my beloved Yankees twice in Post Season Play…and one of them as a RED SOX. You see you ignoramus’ what you have started…I hope the walls of Karma come crashing down on you!

  196. March 2, 2015 4:32 pm

    Mr Schilling, I am a lifelong Yankee fan, and I admit as a player you have been responsible for a lot of heartache in my life. But just like I believe parents should not hold up sport stars as examples to emulate just because of great athletic achievements, I would never equate your affect on my teams success with your character as a man. I had the privilege of being raised by a true hero. My father was and never will be famous. He just spent his whole life devoted to my mother and me and my 2 sisters and brother. My parents both taught us respect, manners, and the difference between right and wrong. I remember times, being the youngest, when my sisters picked on me as a child, and even being older by 8 and 4 years, my dad punished me when I raised my hands against them because you don’t hit women. PERIOD. I had many fights in my life, losing quite a few, because I wont stand by while someone takes advantage of the smaller, weaker, less advantaged, or less capable. I will never regret one bruise. What you have done is, in my mind, the only correct action in the situation. I only ask that you name all the people that made these comments. They deserve to be brought out from the dark that cowardice always thrives in. Shining the light on all of them is the only way to deter this behavior. Good luck to you and your daughter, although I doubt she needs it, Im sure she has developed good self esteem based on her accomplishments and a family that is as supportive as yours appears to be. Thanks for standing up for all young women and rest assured, their are more men like me than not, and if your daughter ever needs one chances are one of us will make a stand in her defense.

  197. March 2, 2015 4:35 pm

    WTF! Curt, you have a lot more patience than I do I think! Let loose the special forces guys. Make sure they never find the bodies.
    These guys have never even sat next to a girl. What a bunch of pussies.

  198. March 2, 2015 4:40 pm

    As a father of 3 beautiful daughters, I know exactly what you mean Curt. Thanks for stating things so eloquently. As the saying goes… I have 3 beautiful daughters, I also have a gun, shovel and alibi.

  199. March 2, 2015 4:46 pm

    Curt – you are right, it’s not about Democrats or Republicans or Red Sox and Yankees. Your daughter is a young collegiate woman, and like all young collegiate women are deserving of the respect and honest friendship of the men around them. I think that all of us men who have evolved beyond the level of these ridiculous, dangerous, foolish wastes of space who are writing this threatening invective can agree that they will suffer greatly in the real world. Cowards who hide their anger and vitriol behind screens are not welcome in the world of honest, tax-paying, home-owning working men. If their parents have failed in their charge to raise decent human beings, then the rest of us should have no sympathy for them and when one of them is outed for the bedeviled jerk he is, life should promptly be made as hard as possible for him. Here’s to you and your daughter, Mr. Schilling. May she have the wisdom to see that these statements mean nothing about her and hold her head high despite the psychotic ramblings of her savage counterparts.

  200. March 2, 2015 4:46 pm

    Anyone who posts on twitter knows what to expect, especially a celebrity. Twitter comments make messageboard sh*ttalking look tame. The saying “Everyone is a tough guy behind their screen” sort of takes a larger than life role on social media like twitter–as people will spew hatespeech with no fear of consequences. To not expect these type of crude comments is being naive. IS it right? no, of course it’s not, but I am sure grown adults–not just students–posted this kind of stuff. I agree with Altsys1. Posting on social media is neither necessary nor appropriate when the asshole general public can and will chime in with whatever they want. Yes, it is gross and not cool, but to expect otherwise is to be putting your head in the sand. To get upset about it is crying over spilled milk. Yes, you can be vindictive and take revenge on some of these jerks but many more can post similar vitriol with no consequences. It is like trying to stick a finger in a broken damn where one clogged hole only opens 4 more. Until there are enforcement actions holding people legal responsible for this type of hate speech, shaming people will do no good. While I feel for CS and his daughter, this is not news–this is society in 2015.

    • March 3, 2015 12:34 pm

      At least there are a few creeps in this world that get their comeuppance. Perhaps using the very tool these creeps hide behind to expose them will give a few of them pause before posting tweets that are way out of bounds.

    • March 3, 2015 5:48 pm

      That doesn’t make it acceptable. His daughter isn’t the celebrity. I don’t care what year it is, anyone with a brain should separate the two. The child of a celebrity doesn’t deserve this because Dad is famous. And any parent in or out of the public eye has every right to come to his child’s defense. Period.

    • March 3, 2015 8:09 pm

      That’s the equivalent of saying “she wore a low cut dress, she deserved what she got.” I use twitter all the time, and i don’t get that behavior. What should he do then, never post on twitter because asshats are all over twitter? Here’s the answer: I googled one dude that posted such comments. In 10min I had found all his PUBLIC info. His families public face books, his hot or not account, his Facebook, all sorts of stuff he has public. SHAME HIM. “Oh he’s just one dude… there’s a million more…” we all start shamming them… calling them out, posting about them with their photo, where they work, what they said… at least it sends a message to the vast majority – consequences will happen. So ou say that shaming people will do no good… within 20min of this guy’s info being spread around… some people evidently contacted his dad and asked him if he knew what his son was writing… this 22 year old asshat shut down his posts and went into social media shame. I know of another story of a female game reporter. She posted a negative review on a game. Gamers came out and wrote comments on her page about wanting to violate her, torture her… tons of horrible things. She did the same thing – googled them, find their fb accounts where public, and posted their comments to the kids mothers. You say it does no good… but it has worked, it’s just not done very often. Now’s the time to ramp up public shaming.

    • March 3, 2015 9:53 pm

      There are specific cyberbullying laws and others covered under harassment laws. Celebrity or not – same laws apply.

    • March 3, 2015 11:21 pm

      Right, and Curt handled his business. By making it public, maybe it will make others think about how they comport themselves online. If it takes the lives of a few despicable d-bags being destroyed to improve society, I’m all for it.

    • March 4, 2015 8:58 am

      “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke.

      And if that doesn’t make you think, try

      “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

  201. March 2, 2015 4:48 pm

    I used to be a Yankee fan, (don’t watch baseball anymore), am a Liberal, and a registered Democrat. Who cares?! You’re an amazing father. Great job.

  202. March 2, 2015 4:50 pm

    I almost cried at the end of your blog post, Curt. I emailed it off to my daughter, who is not much of a sports fan, but I told her to give it a read as it is exactly how I feel about her.

    We have SUCH strong emotions about our kids and to have other kids run that kind of crap online—well, you said it all here. And yes, let’s take a stand: “No more. Not here. Not now. Not on our Internet. Not ever.”

    Fortunately for our world, there are MANY people out there who will hold these creeps accountable, but you’re right, Curt, the fact that the Internet has a VERY LONG memory, is likely what will hold them accountable for a very long time.

    And those that get reprimanded, well, they’ll think twice about doing it again. But the real problem is what motivated them to act that way to begin with! That won’t necessarily be solved with a reprimand. But we start somewhere.

  203. March 2, 2015 4:55 pm

    Just more examples of the crude, Godless country we live in But there are still millions of red sox fans who support you and your daughter

  204. March 2, 2015 4:58 pm

    Mr. Schilling,

    Thank you for posting this important piece. It is a shame that it was even required, but what you and your daughter experienced is nothing other than symptoms of a very sick society, where cowards now say and do things that would never happen in person.

    I can only hope, trust and pray that out this experience some good will come. And, it already has, by you simply bringing this to the public’s attention. The cowards (and they are cowards) behind this and those who supported their “fun” are paying the price and will continue to do so. Awareness has been raised. As parents, we must always – ALWAYS – be vigilant. We only get one shot at parenthood and it is the most noble of callings.

    Social media has its place, but it has become more and more of an outlet for anger, vulgarity and twisted mentalities. One cannot even watch a YouTube video these days with his or her children and observing one disgusting, vulgar comment after another.

    From one dad of a daughter to another, I wish you and your daughter well. The father-daughter bond is as strong as anything on earth.

  205. March 2, 2015 4:59 pm

    Curt, I congratulate you on having a lot more restraint than I would have had. I thank God that we had sons instead of daughters. Treatment of any girl or woman is something that I can’t countenance. When I was a senior in college I caught a drunk freshman making an obscene phone call to a very nice, very trusting freshman girl who thought he was a friend. After yanking him out of the phone booth (this was in 1970) and throwing him into his room I told them that the only thing that kept him from a beating was that he was too drunk to have felt it. I managed to verbally embarrass them instead.

  206. March 2, 2015 5:00 pm

    I understand that Public figures are always a target this day and age. How anyone who doesn’t live under a rock can make such Vulgar comments about someone’s Daughter, it’s beyond conscionable ! Low Life’s tweet such things and to not expect public outrage just goes to show you how Brave (and Stupid) People are behind keyboards.. I am glad to see such outrage… Ignoring it allows for this Bullying to continue.. Well done Curt Schilling !!

  207. March 2, 2015 5:05 pm

    I can’t believe that there are guys out there that turned out something nice & a great moment for your daughter & turn it into something nasty & mean. Your daughter tried to get on that team & here come these idiots & post something truly mean & nasty about her. What was their point or do they have one? These kids have to be taught they when they post anything anywhere on ANY site on the internet, if it’s nasty & vile, that it will have consequences. Too bad that you can’t go after them criminally because if they spent some time in jail & prosecuted as adults and nor juveniles, they might have a different perspective about this whole instance. I admire you for sticking up for your daughter but that’s just being a responsible parent. They are probably laughing about this somewhere but things would really change for them if the police found them & put them in jail for it. When they were being arraigned as adults and put in jail with no bail offered, they lives would change drastically. You should look into that to send these punks a message & hold them accountable. Wish you & your daughter the best.

  208. March 2, 2015 5:08 pm

    I want to congratulate Mr. Schilling for being a Dad. I also understand he is a sports figure and if this were about one of my three girls this would not be as prominent an issue albeit an issue non the less. I say this not to belittle the issue but sometimes it has to happen to a celebrity of any type to bring issues to the forefront. It also brings home the fact that celebrities are human, they have many of the same problems as us normal folk do. Mr. Schilling thank you for being a Father!!! These punks have parents who obviously missed the parenting bus. I hope these children get what they deserve, or what their parents should have given, an old fashioned ass whippin!!!

  209. March 2, 2015 5:09 pm

    Curt,

    I’m a father, now a grandfather, a life-long Yankee fan (who always admired your greatness on the mound) and a conservative (we have a couple of things in common anyway!). Bravo to you for supporting and fighting on your daughter’s behalf. I am well aware of that feeling of anger and frustration when some sniveling punk does something like this, and I know the urge to do something far more drastic than what you did here. And I’m likely going to be the same when my angel granddaughter reaches that age, too. This is what men do: we defend the ones we love. Don’t ever back down.

    Joe D, in northeast Florida.

  210. March 2, 2015 5:10 pm

    @altsys1 I think your comment asking why curt didnt call his daughter is beyond ignorant! Curt’s comment wasn’t just for his daughter. I am almost certain that Curt had told his daughter over the phone and in person how happy for her he was. This comment was not just directed at his daughter, it was meant for his family and friends that might live in a different city, state or country. It was for the people who truly care about the Schilling’s as a family and for that Curt has every right to post something like that (to keep his close ones in the loop with his family) on any social media site.

  211. March 2, 2015 5:14 pm

    Did not like you as a player, (but respected your talent and drive), on the other side of the world politically from you, but proud of you as a fellow dad. What these gutless punks said about your daughter is reprehensible, and I am glad that they cannot hide behind their keyboards, and are being “outted” for what they have done. I wish nothing but the best for your daughter in college and softball, and I will be rooting for her!

  212. March 2, 2015 5:17 pm

    I’m sad and disgusted with these sexual predators tweeting things like this for the whole world to see….they should have some respect for someone’s daughter and females in general and remember that they too came from a woman….she could be your sister,daughter or niece and you wouldn’t like God forbid someone talking about your loved one on social media like this….Have some respect.!

  213. March 2, 2015 5:19 pm

    that sports guru, stepped over the line..his school should be proud of him as a rep. I guess I am just old, but in my day anyone who made remarks about any lady in such a crude way would have to answer for it. Ed, Tenn.

  214. March 2, 2015 5:32 pm

    You are my hero!! If only all dads were like you. If only all MEN were like you. ♥

  215. March 2, 2015 5:42 pm

    Mr. Schilling,
    I’m a lifelong Democrat and Yankee fan who may or may not have shed a tear during the bloody sock game. I’m just out of college and a few years away from starting a family, but I wanted to thank you for showing a great example of what a father can be. It really means a lot to have this as a model for parenting.

  216. March 2, 2015 5:46 pm

    I’m a journalist, a liberal Democrat and a Black woman and a resident of Philadelphia who could care less about the Phillies before, during and after you played here. If I met you somewhere and we got into a debate about politics, or law enforcement, I’m sure I’d be ready to curse you out. But I’m also an aunt of several nieces and I admire your restraint because I’d be ready to whip some ass if they came to me with anything like this. I applaud you for going to bat (lol) for your daughter and for everyone else’s daughter. This shit needs to stop.

  217. March 2, 2015 5:53 pm

    Dear Mr. Schilling,

    It’s official: you are now one of my heroes. And pretty much every American Dad who has a daughter.

    Thank you!

    Bill Scholz

  218. March 2, 2015 5:57 pm

    Heard on the news what happened – SHAME on those kids – who hide behind technology and think they are so cool. They have no clue. My son is a JR at Salve Regina, he’s a great kid so are his roommates. There are a lot of awesome kids there – hopefully a few bad nuts didn’t ruin it for your daughter – I hope she loves Salve as much as my son has. And so glad you spoke out – What a total SHAME.

  219. March 2, 2015 6:00 pm

    Man, Curt, I have so much respect for you–you have no idea. To begin with I’m a die hard Yankee fan who absolutely hated to see you facing them (obviously out of respect but I was too blinded by hatred at the time!) but our politics are the same. You wrote an article many years ago about the value of long toss and how it is best applied (learning a good change up and throwing long toss with it) an article I saved and taught to my sons. My oldest, now 19, became a fantastic pitcher with a devastating change. So nasty that as an incoming freshman in high school his coach took him to an 18u tournament at the Phillies old complex in Clearwater and bragged to the other coaches about. That boy has since lost his drive and is instead majoring in Statistics.
    But I’ve also got a 16 year old daughter playing tennis in high school and you’ve taught me something else by exposing these disgusting morons. Thank you!

  220. March 2, 2015 6:05 pm

    Curt, you stink. Personally, I can’t stand you and would love to fight you in the park Anchorman style. However, that was one hell of a letter, old man. As one father to another– very well done and spot on. Congrats to your daughter. She should be as proud of you, as you obviously are of her. Also, you stink.

  221. March 2, 2015 6:07 pm

    I raised three very young daughters single handily from the ages of 7 until they moved from home in 2003, and beat off my share of drooling boys, but never had I experienced, read or even had to put up with this type of filth that I see prevalent in today’s world, its as if 2008 opened up the gates of hell for this type of vulgarness and disrespect towards woman, especially our young woman…
    I commend you for standing up for your daughter, but then again, you wouldn’t be much of a dad had you not…I thank God that I am not raising my daughters in today’s world, for as much as I hate unnecessary violence, I would surely be keeping our swamplands well fed with these types of idiots had my daughters been treated in this sickening manner….
    Perhaps Curt, Jacob, Justin, Adam and Hollywood would enjoy finding themselves a great permanent home in our backwaters here in the Souths Low Country, they’re kind are always welcomed, and I would love to help planting them myself. Surely Would….

  222. March 2, 2015 6:07 pm

    Wow Curt. When I first saw this story, I never imagined that I would be rading the kind of things that were said. Even in the raunchiest movies, and chat rooms I never saw anything this bad, about a female who did nothing to instigate it. Truthfully, I hope you share with your daughter some of the comments on here to try and counteract what she read from the assorted scumbags that the posts in question came from. We as guys, are not all this bad and degrading of women. I surely hope that the females who are involved with the scum, get a good look at who is in their personal lives, and maybe rethink who they associate with. Pass along to your daughter this thought: ” I know it’s hard to do, but ignore the haters and continue doing what you seem to do best… being a beautiful woman, aspiring to be the best and chasing her dreams. ”

    I did just like @MiltyLundegaard did and sent an email to the college. It is a small thing to do, but small things do add up over time.

    Best of luck.

  223. March 2, 2015 6:08 pm

    Thanks Curt for not backing down. I totally appreciate you setting the standard for those to follow. As a father with 2 girls and 2 boys, I want them to always feel protected.

    The world has changed a lot. Hopefully, there are a lot more guys like you who will stand up (ala Liam Neeson’s, Taken) and not back down to these select few who’s parents failed to reign them in.

    Keep it up! Although you’re often defined by your involvement in MLB, I’m more inspired by your love for your kids.

    Phoenix, AZ misses you!

  224. March 2, 2015 6:20 pm

    As a Democrat who takes issue with a number of your positions and public statements — which you are, of course, entitled to — I applaud you for exposing these vile individuals and putting them on notice. No one with any shred of decency — be they liberal, a Yankee fan, or just someone who has a bone to pick with you — would support such disgusting behavior. And if they do, shame on them!

  225. March 2, 2015 6:20 pm

    You are a good man, Kurt Schilling.

  226. March 2, 2015 6:25 pm

    Curt. Congratulations on being a great Dad. It might be good to let her boyfriend have a go at trash mouths like those two above, Robbins and Time plus any others who were so vile mouthed and idiotic. I’m a Red Sox fan and appreciate your efforts for the Sox but I appreciate your standing up for your daughter even more.

  227. March 2, 2015 6:35 pm

    Thank you so much Mr. Shilling for putting this out there and bringing attention to this ever growing epidemic of sexual harassment and violence against women via social media. It has become very commonplace for people to say they were “just joking” thinking that it absolves them of any culpability for their actions and I believe it actually hints at the slight twinge of guilt and remorse they are feeling because they do know that what they are saying is wrong. If you are not familiar, there is an entire Instagram account dedicated to outing this type of outrageous behavior – https://instagram.com/byefelipe. I am in no way affiliated with the account, I was made aware of it via a blog I subscribe to and now I just read it from time to time hoping that things will somehow be different, yet they seemingly continue to become ever more pervasive online. I believe that your reputation and celebrity, especially with those of older generations who are now the parents and grandparents of aspiring young women, will help bring more light to this issue. I have been a Red Sox fan for many years and I am now your biggest fan. Thank you Sir!

  228. March 2, 2015 6:38 pm

    Dear Mr. Schilling: Not all men think that way. I certainly don’t! I have the utmost respect for women and their dignity. But it proves Leo Durocher’s saying, “Nice guys finish last.” Check out my story, “The Master of Perception” (Wattpad) to see what I think of women.

  229. March 2, 2015 6:39 pm

    Curt, I share the same views with you in politics and family values, though I’ve never been a fan of yours (sorry, Cards fan)! That being said, I am also a guy who will tell someone what’s on my mind, so if they don’t like it then they shouldn’t ask. But in the case with your daughter, I am sick to death by the cowardly “qasi-hidden” behavior of these young punks! I commend you for doing the right thing and calling them out. This is a day in age when these pathetic little chicken sh*ts hide behind their screens and automatically grow about 3 feet and gain a hundred pounds. Kudos to you in exposing these scumbags; I hope that they each get the punishments they deserve! Good luck to Gabby!

    • March 2, 2015 10:45 pm

      Curt, I could not be more different than mg3312. You and I don’t agree on quite a few things, and that’s fine. Reasonable minds can disagree. But I am a lifelong Phillies fan who saw your 1993 WS masterpiece in person at the Vet. And for that, I have a special degree of esteem for you that will remain, no matter what. But man to man and father to father, my respect for you grew a thousand times over today for how you handled this business on Twitter.
      As a society, we have become desensitized to the power of cruelty. Everyone can be an anonymous tough guy from the privacy of their keyboard and burner account. In the quest for more likes and page clicks, the race to the bottom has taken an ugly turn. Things are said – and preserved for all time – in cyberspace that would never be spoken in person.
      As a father of two and stepfather to two more, I would like to think I would handle myself with the same restraint and poise as you did defending your daughter if someone attacked one of my children. Congrats to Gabby, and to you for being the kind of father every kid needs and every man should aspire to be.
      -Mike

  230. March 2, 2015 6:39 pm

    Curt… As a father of a young girl, this beyond infuriates me. I don’t know how this type of issue is fixed, and it is only made large due to you success and career. I hope that you somehow find peace with this, as I know you wont, but only take solace that not 1 person would ever say that to your face. Unfortunately, you daughter may have to deal with it, but I hope that she does not. The internet allows distance and the computer to make these people feel safe and tough. Track them down… do what you must…
    Good luck and god bless my friend.

  231. March 2, 2015 6:40 pm

    I see this a lot. A woman simply can’t be prominent online without attracting idiots who think that running down women enhances their masculinity. I know women who see dozens of messages like this every single day. Try to tell people it’s a bad thing, and you’re dismissed as a “Social Justice Warrior” or “Cultural Marxist.”

    Well, a fuzzy-headed liberal like me doesn’t have a good answer to this nonsense. But hey, Mr. Schilling is a red-blooded Red State Republican. When he speaks out against this, the standard glib pseudo-political excuses won’t do.

    So, please, Curt, please, continue to make a stink about this. every adult-type person on the Internet will thank you.

  232. March 2, 2015 6:41 pm

    Curt-

    Hardcore Democrat here (Run Lizzie, run!), disagree with you about almost everything, but I’m still a fan for two reasons: (1) 2004; and (2) your take-down of these vulgar nitwits. Congratulations to Gabby!

  233. joanna320 permalink
    March 2, 2015 6:45 pm

    You may have “said 2.34 billion things you shouldn’t have”, but this you got absolutely right.

    Here’s hoping that others in similar situations do the legwork that you did, so others who engage in these behaviors are also held accountable for their actions. It would do a world of good.

    Best of luck to both you and your daughter!

  234. March 2, 2015 6:54 pm

    This may be an even bigger legacy than you had in baseball. I’m sorry your daughter had to be involved, but good work sir! I wish you both well.

  235. March 2, 2015 6:57 pm

    Honestly, I’ve never been a Curt Schilling fan. I often disagree with him — on politics, on sports, etc… But I am a HUGE fan of his as a father who loves his daughter! Curt, you couldn’t be more right on this one. This kind of noxious filth has got to stop. It is the product of craven, vulgar, and vile morons. Kudos to you Curt!

  236. March 2, 2015 7:04 pm

    I don’t agree with you on politics or evolution, but I agree with you 100% about this. I hate this aspect of the culture and I’m sorry your daughter had to endure this.

  237. March 2, 2015 7:05 pm

    Well played, sir. Well played. There is no room left in this country or world for people like these. No more.
    I hope they all discover the consequences of their actions. Lose a job, lose a scholarship, lose a team, get kicked out of college. Whatever Karma has in store. You are a class act and GOOD FOR YOU. Good for Gabby too 🙂 in all this I hope she still feels proud of her accomplishment.

    Love, a liberal Phillies fan.

  238. March 2, 2015 7:06 pm

    I find it strange that our society preaches standing up to bullies but at the same time says do not engage internet trolls. Kudos to Kurt Schilling for not only standing up to these lowlifes but also for showing everyone how to defeat them.

    I hope that your daughter realizes what an awesome dad she has. I wish her success at the next level.

  239. March 2, 2015 7:08 pm

    Curt – As a father of one teenage daughter and one nearly teenage daughter in Boston I applaud your words and your sentiment. OTOH, Intimating possible violent retaliation for words by both you and your daughter’s boyfriend – as a Dad I can’t say it’s outside my emotional boundaries, but I don’t think it helps our argument of what’s right and what isn’t. I think our high road should be that our families are better than that. Our children don’t cyber-bully others and we don’t any kind of bully others.

  240. themixjazz permalink
    March 2, 2015 7:12 pm

    Curt, I’m very liberal, and have had some issues with your actions/words in the past, but this is beyond any politics. No daughter or father should have to be subjected to this. It’s way beyond reprehensible, and if I could, i’d suspend or straight up expel these kids. I grew up with the Internet. I’m technically a millennial. At some point these kids need to learn that not just actions have consequences, words do too. I hippie your daughter’s college experience is a good one.

  241. March 2, 2015 7:12 pm

    Thank you Curt. The world needs more of people like you. I am going to have my teenage boys read this. I would like to think that we are raising respectful boys, but every lesson is important. I don’t think kids think about consequences, or think that there are feelings on the other side of that tweet or text. It’s like they use it as an excuse to have some kind of powerful alter ego who is “macho” or badass. It’s neither. It’s disgusting, and I can only imagine how much their parents have felt that they have failed if they know what their sons were writing.

  242. chris gosney permalink
    March 2, 2015 7:15 pm

    Looks like there’s going to be a few empty seats at college campuses tomorrow, Montclair St, Vandy, some school in Iowa….have fun paying back those student loans, especially when you can’t find a job due to the internet. Karma. Good job.

  243. March 2, 2015 7:17 pm

    Congratulations to your daughter, and you sir are father of the year. That was freaking awesome!

  244. March 2, 2015 7:22 pm

    Great job Curt! I’m a father of a soon to be 4 year old daughter and I’m glad you have been able to use your status to publicly share some of the “twitter tough-guy” comments that those individuals would never have the guts to say to your face or your daughters face. I can’t believe the way some people on Social media talk to one another. It’s about time the table was turned and those indecent “tough-guys” are held accountable. Best of luck to your daughter, I”m sure you taught her well.

  245. Zoe Parry permalink
    March 2, 2015 7:30 pm

    Whilst I share few of Mr.Schilling’s views, I too support his superb stand as just plain old ‘Dad’ against these anonymous, bile-spewing trolls.

    Although, when I say anonymous, they’re not really, as Mr.Schilling has already demonstrated so, challenge accepted.

    I wonder if Mr. Liam Cronin (@whatsLIAMdoing) from Cold Harbor Junior & Senior schools appreciates being associated with this now? Although he deleted his Twitter page, it is indelibly associated with his misogynistic views for anyone with half a brain and a keyboard to discover. (scroll down to the end of the link to discover the connection between that Twitter account and the owner):

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:rAv7d4X9XrsJ:www.peekyou.com/liam_cronin+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

    He pops up here too:

    https://www.facebook.com/liam.cronin.589

    I’m not going to stoop to their level in terms of contact. I think this will more than do the trick!

    • March 3, 2015 2:24 am

      This is Doxxing and is highly illegal. I dont want you to make a similar mistake I did and do something online that could get you in trouble

  246. March 2, 2015 7:34 pm

    You sir are a true father. Kudos to you.

  247. March 2, 2015 7:38 pm

    Your actions are to be applauded! I’m so sorry that your daughter’s moment in the sun was tainted by such filth.

  248. March 2, 2015 7:48 pm

    Thanks, Curt. Good for you and your response. You’ve raised a fantastic young woman. All the best to her. I’m blessed with three daughters. I’d be looking at 30 to Life if someone posted that stuff about my daughter!! Much love from Charm City!

  249. March 2, 2015 7:54 pm

    I am a faithful Yankees fan and Curt, you have gotten under our skins as a Sox player and when you were with the Dbacks. But I am a father first and always and I am absolutely embarrassed that a Yankees employee (@PrimeTime227) was a part of this nonsense. I wish Gabby the greatest of luck in college. It’s a shame human-beings feel the need to display such sub-human behavior. Keep up the good work, Curt.

    Charlie

  250. March 2, 2015 8:01 pm

    Curt, my daughter Gabriella (Gabby) was born four days ago. She is my wife and I’s first baby. When I look at her, all I want to do is protect her and keep her safe. Moms certainly have their roles, but fathers are one to defend and set an example. You sir are doing both superbly, and I appreciate everything you have said.

    I should mention that this is coming from a Yankees fan (but a Republican). God bless.

    • Joe Mama permalink
      March 3, 2015 3:55 pm

      Why is it that you morons never have any clue there are some very very bad men in the world until You have a daughter. Some of those men are probably Your friends. Pull your head out of your rear end, thanks.

    • March 4, 2015 8:36 am

      Congrats on your Gabby’s birth. My first was a girl as well. She’s 24 now. I promise time flies like you cannot imagine.

      Fellow Republican and Yankee fan here. I lost any animosity towards the Redsox when they gave Derek Jeter one of the classiest sendoffs I ever saw. I always had a soft spot for Curt as I knew he was a fellow Republican in a blue state.

      What Curt is doing here is what always wanted to but with little internet know how and very few followers never felt I could stand up to these villians.

      I am now committed to trying to stand up even if I’m the only one who reads it.

      G-d bless you all.

  251. March 2, 2015 8:01 pm

    I commented here this morning, and I agree with your message, but as the day went on, and I’ve read the comments here….I’m concerned. One of the offending people posted an apology and explanation (not a good explanation, but an explanation) he’s was met with terribly harsh responses. Cruelty. Surely that was not your intention to perpetuate more cyber cruelty. I fear for their safety and mental health. Yes, they did all did a horrible thing with out thinking. I hope the goal here is to educate not destroy these young men. I hope this is a lesson for all young stupid boys who choose to disrespect women in order to impress their peers. Obviously, there is something lacking in their lives if they resort to this sort of celebrity baiting for attention and approval. I am concerned for them. Their world’s have been rocked. I hope they know this doesn’t have to define them and it’s never too late to apologize, ask forgiveness and change the direction of thier lives. Let this be a blessing not a curse for all involved. Let it be a lesson not only in cyber bullying but the power of forgiveness.

    • March 3, 2015 1:37 am

      They got exactly what they deserved.

    • March 3, 2015 1:59 am

      That person is me. My explanation was written in haste and didnt cover everything I had to say.
      Regardless, I think it is best for me to just be quiet for now, This hatred and ill will toward me and my family (mother and younger sisters…really is it necessary to contact them?) and the constant doxxing (look it up for those of you who dont know, it is highly illegal btw) reminded my that the people on this site are not the ones to whom I owe an apology. It is to the Schillings.
      Keep doing whatever you please just keep my family out of it—something I failed to do to Curt Schilling.

    • March 3, 2015 2:50 am

      I want to preface this by letting you know I am not attacking you but they guys aren’t boys. These “guys” don’t do it to impress their friends, they are sociopaths plain and simple. I used to know a few guys that were in the Greek system, they have no empathy and I would not let my sister or daughter to be left with any of them alone. They are human trash, not men, not even boys.

    • March 3, 2015 4:03 am

      Wow, gosh, I am going to guess here that you do not have a daughter. If so, how would YOU possibly explain to your daughter that these sorts of comments were made by people who were merely “disrespecting” her. Here’s the thing: these are young MEN. I don’t know their ages, but seem to be in college and over 18, they are ADULTS. They are obviously getting a fine lesson in “WORDS MEAN SOMETHING.” And yes, I am sure they regret that they typed what they did for all to see, but more disturbing to me is that somehow in their pea-sized adult brains they felt it was okay to publicly make vile comments against a young lady. My daughter will be going off to college in the fall. I hope she doesn’t have to deal with these kinds of perverts on her own, but if she was ever remotely attacked in the manner of Miss Schilling, you can bet there would be repercussions for them. To my stepsons, if you EVER disrespected a young woman like this, be prepared because your dad and I would both be all over your business like you have never seen. NO EXCUSES.

    • March 3, 2015 7:43 am

      Really??? Your first few sentences show that a hollow apology is good enough for being an outright jerk(and I can almost guarantee that this was not the first time these people have committed cyber bullying) … You say you’re a mom and comments like that are OK because they got caught, and then “apologized”… I am so glad you are not MY mom…you would be a perpetual embarrassment to me…

    • March 3, 2015 7:57 am

      Curt: As a dad and now a granddad, I say bravo for your doggedness in your detailed post, and I would hope that I would have the same energy to follow through the way you did if I were in a similar situation. But a reply from momsthoughts1 highlights a societal question that I honestly don’t have an answer to. At what point do we say those vile posters have gotten their due? This is an extreme example, but in some way I am reminded of the video of when the Libyan masses finally got their hands on Muammar Gadaffi and exacted their revenge. As some point, some who watch that video may say “enough, now let the courts deal with him”, while others may be satisfied that justice was done that day. In this case, maybe anyone’s sense of justice depends on whether we have the innocent daughter or the @$$H073 son, but maybe the best approach is to act like we may have one of each…

    • March 3, 2015 9:39 am

      Dear Mom,
      I can appreciate your concern for these authors. Being an Aunt of a young himself due to bullying from an ex-girlfriend I’m not the least bit sympathetic to the consequences of the vile comments made by these idiots. Consequences have been long in coming to these individuals. I believe criminal action should be taken against these individuals. Your concern is misplaced.
      Sincerely,
      DonnaJean Kelly

    • March 3, 2015 10:40 am

      I agree with you in that I hope the goal is to teach these boys a lesson and not destroy their lives, but I will say that boys learn from their natural consequences. You send or post messages like they did and there are obviously some natural consequences. Violating student conduct codes should result in the proper consequences, and in this case it was suspension. No one should attempt to “rescue” these boys/ men from the natural consequences of their actions. In fact, no doubt these particular boys/ men have been rescued from natural consequences most of their lives. They have learned that they can do or say anything and someone (usually mom and dad) will rescue them from the consequence. Wrong. That is not life. You are responsible for your actions and words, and the consequences that follow. Maybe if they had learned that lesson earlier in life, instead of being rescued, they would have thought twice before posting. Since their parents did not teach them this lesson, now the world will. I too hope they will learn from this, and find a way to reconcile and grow. People who use this platform to, in turn, bully these boys/ men are doing the very thing they have condemned.

    • March 3, 2015 10:55 am

      There is no justification. These thoughts would never cross a sane person’s mind. There must be consequences for their behavior….even if they are sorry. Chances are this is NOT the first time they post bullying comments. But, we hope it will be their last.

      As for Mr. Schilling, he has done everything according to the rule of law in this land. No guns. No violence. Just calling people out for their crime. Good job, Mr. Schilling!

    • March 3, 2015 10:56 am

      Wow, REALLY?!? You’re now trying to solicit sympathy for “these young men?” You “fear for their safety and mental health?” You are “concerned for them?”

      You’re deluded. They’re not young men, they’re vile, predatory bullies. They deserve to be destroyed. Only after being outed did any express (ersatz) remorse. Stop sticking up for the perpetrators and save your sympathy for the VICTIM. My God.

    • March 3, 2015 11:36 am

      As a father of a 3 year old daughter (and a Philly fan) I agree with Curt’s message and his approach. I think that if they want to act like animals, let them be fed to the wolves. If you are a parent and you raised a grown child that did this, then bear the shame that you FAILED as a parent. If you are the grown child and you lack the judgement, empathy and human decency to act like a responsible, contributing adult in society, then you should suffer for as long as society cares to inflict it’s judgement.

      Sure they can and should apologize, but that does not mean that we as a society should forgive and forget as if this does not reflect poorly on their character. It does and it should. These actions should follow them for as long as the internet cares to remember. In a pre-internet society, if you did something like this in your hometown you would be branded by your actions, and rightly so. We are social creatures and these social constructs of character and values are what have allowed us to form increasingly complex societal structures. They are the implicit checks and balances to ward against these very types of behaviors.

      Bottom line: Your character is something that is not easily rebuilt and that is a good thing.

    • stephmylestennis permalink
      March 3, 2015 11:37 am

      You forget one major thing – there is almost a 100% chance these aren’t the first such Tweets they’ve sent to someone, going back several years. I mean, come on. Not a one-shot deal or specific to Schilling.

    • Judith Liebaert permalink
      March 3, 2015 11:52 am

      momsthoughts1, as a mother I understand your concern regarding destroying a young man’s life–though as a mother of three daughters I am not quite as concerned about them as I am for the safety and well being of the young mother in question. But please be clear on this; this father’s actions are not responsible for whatever consequences might befall the young men. THEY are completely responsible and the consequence is squarely on their shoulders. Apologies are great – but they should never be accepted wit the condition that they erase the consequences. This kind of coddling and protecting young people from the consequence of their actions is what got us here to begin with. If they had learned earlier that THEY and they alone are responsible, they wouldn’t grow up to think they are invincible at a time when what they do and say carries far more implications.

    • March 3, 2015 11:53 am

      Really? These are adult men and know exactly what they are doing. These men are vile and crude and need to be taught some real life lessons! If it means to ‘destroy’ them, then so be it. You say that you ‘fear for their safety and mental health’?? What about the victim here, Gabby! I pray your child never goes through this…you may be singing a different tune.

    • March 3, 2015 12:23 pm

      You are wrong, they are not bullying, they are expressing how EXCEPTIONALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY WRONG the people posting these profanities were in their actions. This poor girl did nothing but make her father proud and what did she receive for that? Rape threats?

      Does that seem even remotely acceptable to you? Should they have gathered the “only apologetic because they were caught” individuals into a loving embrace for what they did?

      Let me correct you on one particular point, this isn’t a single isolated act of stupidity by these perverts. A normal person doesn’t go from liking cat pictures to commenting about bloody dicks just because they are having a derp moment. This is behavior they have conducted elsewhere and received positive feedback for, this is behavior they have perpetrated against other people who didn’t have a platform to speak out on, this is practiced and should not be excused.

      I fully support the actions taken by this father to reveal the identities of these individuals and hold them accountable, their words were threatening and in the real world (which the internet is STILL THE REAL WORLD even if people like to pretend it’s a digital land lacking any governing laws, protections or codes of conduct) when you threaten and harass someone they have the right to put a stop to that. It’s terribly unfortunate that a moment of well earned congratulation for this talented girl had to be hijacked by some attention seeking sexual deviants trying to live out their disgusting rape fantasies and moronic power trips by deliberately trying to upset her father because he’s well known, a different political affiliation or plays for some team they don’t like. The level of stupid here cannot be overstated. If you’re old enough to join the military you’re old enough to know better than threaten to rape someones daughter on the internet or anywhere.

      It’s not bullying, it’s karma.

    • March 3, 2015 12:35 pm

      They showed the world who they are and are only sorry because they were caught. Their actions are what has “destroyed” them. Just think of the horrible damage these cretins would be continuing to do for years to come had they not been named. Curt did them a favor and saved their souls. Blaming other people for the consequences of one’s actions is ridiculous. I guess I don’t believe they would be asking for forgiveness had they not been outted for the world to see who they really are. But that is just me. Oh and I do believe they thought about what they said before posting. These are not boys making stupid comments, these are men talking about raping a girl. Sickos

    • March 3, 2015 12:54 pm

      Are you KIDDING me? Ma’am, people like you are the reason this stuff happens. Worried about their mental health?!? How about being worried about the fact that they are verbally threatening a young woman? Educate these young men? The only education that is due here is punishment so that they realize what they did was wrong. Your response makes me physically ill. Oooooh booo hoooo, these poor widdle boys are going to be cyber bullied. Please. Please stop talking. These young “men” posted that they were going to rape, sodomize and take physical advantage of a young woman. Please, check your damn priorities. If this was your daughter I GUARANTEE your response would be different. Time to stop babying the children of America.

    • March 3, 2015 12:54 pm

      @momsthoughts1 These same “foolish individuals” are the ones causing so many depressions, drop-outs, drug-addictions and teen suicides, just by using the exact same cruel, destructive bullying tactics on social media! In these case, the more that are ‘outed’ and hung out to dry, the quicker the tide may finally turn and ebb! But by the sheer volume, there appears no sign of it relenting, so many more will have to be publicly punished and persecuted! The future of our next generation, and society, depends on it!!!

    • March 3, 2015 12:58 pm

      As a father of 2 young boy scouts and cricketers, I have long vouched that my kids will learn to respect every human soul as themselves. I hope Curt writes a children’s book on this topic for kindergartners to understand (without the obscene and other words not worth the ink) and publish it for all generations to read. Curt has stepped in to fill the role of a dad that the bullys’ fathers failed to do. Yes, he is part of that proverbial Global “Village” that it takes to raise the children.

    • March 3, 2015 1:27 pm

      momsthoughts1 No, I think the goal IS to destroy these young men. In doing so, you educate other a-holes that do the same stuff, through seeing that that there are consequences for this kind type of behavior. It’s a shallow request for forgiveness when it’s because you got called out. It was not a mistake. This was done in a public forum that they knew countless people would see. They were not “caught” doing something bad. This is now happening because Curt said this is unacceptable and took action. It was a cold and heartless act by these guys and, to me, any apology is due to the ridicule that have received rather than any sincere remorse. My hope at this point is that this is only the 1st two in a long list of people that pay the price for what they did.

    • March 3, 2015 1:31 pm

      Their world SHOULD be rocked. They made horrible threats and should be held accountable. This, as Curt explained, was not about boys being dumb, it was about people being hurtful and evil.

    • March 3, 2015 1:42 pm

      I can only speak for my girls and our family, there should be forgiveness, but there are also consequences for saying and doing things that are inappropriate to young ladies. Perhaps the tongue lashings they receive will be in the back of their minds next time they go to say something like that. And lets not pretend like these are young boys who just made a mistake. If they conduct themselves in this fashion for the world to see what are they doing behind closed doors. This type of behavior should never be tolerated and be dealt with in a severe yet lawful response.

    • March 3, 2015 1:45 pm

      The “without thinking” excuse does not fly in this case or any case on the internet. When you write something online, it’s a pre-meditated, deliberate act. You can’t spontaneously type out a message and load it with @’s and hashtags.

    • March 3, 2015 1:46 pm

      They shouldn’t be forgiven, though, momsthoughts1. I know these types of men and they are not sorry for their actions at all. These are the men that get away with crimes. I hope that these men never raped anyone, but with the way they’re talking… doubtful. 😦 These men should be made examples of how not to raise boys. Boys should be taught respect.

    • March 3, 2015 2:02 pm

      As a mother how can you defend these punks. who cares about there mental health. if they are thinking and saying out loud these thoughts, what do you think they say and possibly do in the real world. i have an 18 year old daughter and i wouldn’t want any boy that has these kind of thoughts anywhere near her. do you really think this is the first time they’ve spoken like this? or had these kind of thoughts towards woman. they are scumbags and deserve to experience the same embarrassment and mental torture they inflicted on an innocent girl. You are a woman but apparently not a mother to a young woman, Because there is no way if you where that you would have an shred of concern for these dirt-bags. it wasn’t one comment and oops i shouldn’t have said that. It was one comment after the other, with each comment getting worse then the last. i agree they should not be physically hurt but they should know the hurt and embarrassment they inflicted. Or should we sit them on a couch and tell them they were wrong? because that’s going to work, right? anyone that cruel and vial needs to be on the other end and see what it really feels like to be degraded like Gabby was. And from their thoughts i’d imagine these guys have degraded more then just Gabby in one way or another. and as for an apology or an excuse. seriously? there is no excuse in this world to talk to any woman or anybody like that. Any apology is empty, what else would you expect them to say now. the damage has been done. let them feel the pain now.

    • March 3, 2015 2:14 pm

      @momsthoughts1…the bible teaches us that we are known by our fruits, and that what we say and do stems from our hearts. there are three situations in which a person speaks from their hearts…when they are drunk/on drugs, when they are very angry, and when they believe they can do so without repercussions/consequences. what these bullies said was beyond stupid innocence. what they said shows clearly what is in their hearts. as Curt said, people like this only apologize when they are caught. if their world was rocked, (which i highly doubt) then GOOD!…they deserve to have it rocked, and more. the things these trolls said were wicked. not simply stupid and offensive…but truly evil. even if Curt and his daughter choose to forgive them, they will still have to face the consequences of their actions. should we let rapists get off easy because they say they are sorry for what they did? if a rapist does repent, he knows and admits he deserves to have the book thrown at him so to speak. he doesnt wish to be let off easy. yes, these trolls raped…maybe not physically, but emotionally and mentally they did. again, the bible tells us that what we think in our hearts, we have as good as done it. if you murder someone in your thoughts, you will be held accountable for murder by GOD. if you lust after someone in your hearts, it is the same as if you actively raped them. if a person chooses to get in a car and drive, knowing they are drunker than a skunk, and they end up hitting someone or getting into an accident, and killing someone…dont you think they should be held accountable for murder? if you say yes, then why is it that you do not think these trolls should be held accountable for their words? you fear for their mental health…but you apparently could care less for the mental and emotional trauma they caused an innocent young woman. forgiveness is for the one who was done wrong to…to help them heal…not for the one who did the wrong…they still must face the consequences of their words or actions.

    • March 3, 2015 2:28 pm

      “Surely that was not your intention to perpetuate more cyber cruelty.”

      no, that’s obviously his intention, as he alluded to and even encouraged it at the bottom of his post. what he’s done is worse than what most of those kids did. really, tweeting to his daughter is over the line. but most of the people he’s gotten fired/suspended/attacked tweeted to HIM, a grown man. the tweets were obviously meant to hurt HIM, not his daughter. bullying is bullying, whether it’s “rebullying” or not.

    • March 3, 2015 2:31 pm

      These guys are sick and truly deserve the bed they made. I would expect that if one of my boys was to dish out such filth that they would be open game.

    • March 3, 2015 3:01 pm

      While I do agree the high road should be acknowledged, I disagree with Curt on one point: These are NOT boys. They are adults. Harassing a young girl for their own benefit. I’m sure this will sink in with them to some degree, and hopefully it won’t go further than social humiliation and a lesson. But seems like their skin was rather thick when they tweeted about Gabby in front of her dad and everyone. And they kept going. Not to mention in private. But there were others that didn’t make the highlight reel who were involved. Suppose one should feel bad for all the guilt they must be feeling. Unfortunately, they messed with Liam ‘Curt’ Neeson who happens to know guerrilla warfare (and also knows how to finish). In defense, he fired back to not only send a message to the general public and these men. Furthermore, it sends an even STRONGER message to her daughter that her loving father will always have her back when hurtful words try to persuade her from loving life, family, friends and the future ahead.

    • March 3, 2015 3:06 pm

      There IS NOT explanation for this kind of behavior. These neanderthals brought this on themselves and this type of backlash needs to happen in order to make people think twice about their words and the impact. Twitter account suspension, getting suspended or fired from a job, all deserved and more for these self serving haters. Mistakes are made but if they aren’t checked then the haters will win. I don’t think any of us wants that and this blog by Kurt is exactly the type of counter balance that is needed. Cheers to you and your daughter, Kurt!

    • March 3, 2015 3:14 pm

      Dear Momsthoughts1, I don’t quite understand your desire to let these losers off the hook for the senseless things they’ve said. What world is it that we live in where a seemingly intelligent and rational mother (you) finds herself asking the family of the attacked for leniency or some consideration. These comments were made by serial idiots, and they would have NEVER stopped behaving this way, until they were caught!. Each of them may not be a felon yet, but if getting caught and having to answer for these actions can keep them from future stupidity, then we should be more grateful that a forum exists to hold them accountable for their words and let them seek forgiveness and then get help someone BEFORE they act on this behavior and wind up dead or incarcerated (a financial liability of the people). I have no public persona to protect, and my life isn’t on display for all to see. But as a father, I wouldn’t be so diplomatic in my response. The day some piece of cyber crap (or neighborhood troll) talks about passing my daughters around, I would not hesitate to remove that element from society…hopefully with malice. I’ve made my piece with this emotion, and I have zero issue with having to be held accountable for keeping my family safe from animals like this. I truly believe that I’m one of thousands of fathers that feel the exact same way. So Momsthought, I do wonder if someone like this goes online and posts a comment about passing your daughter around, or something similar to the many other vulgar posts, would you feel the same way?
      Fired, suspended from school? if they are truly remorseful, then this is one of the best days of their lives, and they learn a lesson that very well may have saved their lives. If not today, then someday soon Darwinism would come calling, and make their decision for them.

    • March 3, 2015 3:17 pm

      Apology for the action, or because he was nailed? I’m guessing that inappropriate-comment-wise, it’s not Casanova’s first rodeo. Perhaps he needs to do a bit more to repent.

    • March 3, 2015 3:26 pm

      I would like to point out that these are not “boys”. They are men. They didn’t say something trivial about this young woman they talked about violent and abusive sexual acts. Yes they need help, with a professional psychiatrist.

    • Joe Mama permalink
      March 3, 2015 3:56 pm

      He’s not remotely sorry.

    • March 3, 2015 4:33 pm

      There are consequences to what they did. How do you know they weren’t thinking when they wrote those things? Stop calling them “young stupid boys”. They are men. This was handled very well by a father of a daughter. Stop making excuses for these fools.

    • March 3, 2015 4:40 pm

      I agree with your general thoughts @moms but would say the lesson these “men” are learning is a harsh one which they clearly need to learn. They can apologize but they can never take back what they said. Hopefully the harsh life lesson they are learning will help them to become good upstanding men. You’re right it doesn’t have to define them but it will for a time. Their conduct will either prove they have changed or not. There are things in life you can’t just apologize for. They can’t remove the pain they inflicted INTENTIONALLY on a 17 year old girl.

    • March 3, 2015 5:00 pm

      @Mom’s thoughts. Online anomynous-ness is out of control and kids are taking their lives over it. I think you are seriously over-looking that. God will forgive those rude boys,…(if they are truly sorry) that’s all the forgiveness needed for any human soul. Right now,…let this thing run it’s course and let these foolish boys be exposed and punished, and then forgiven. … not treated cruelly but penalized for that disgusting behavior. It’s necessary for the world to see a public exposure of online bullies and have them punished (or it just won’t stop). Trying to handle it quietly or non-publicly is not going to work. and I am pretty sure those foul mouthed boys have a thick enough skin to survive the fallout.

    • March 3, 2015 5:04 pm

      Don’t feel one bit sorry for these jerks! How do you think Curt’s daughter feels. She’s the victim; not the a-holes that posted the vicious comments. It’s time to get over the political correctness and take action against the offenders.

    • March 3, 2015 5:34 pm

      So your opinion is Curt’s blog is harming these creeps by allowing comments? The troglodytes can just not revisit the blog. I’ve done far worse to people who have bullied my daughter than blog about it… and I have no regrets. Curt is fortunate he has a large audience to blog to instead of making the consequences much more severe for these offenders.

    • March 3, 2015 5:47 pm

      Real world has consequences and none of these people saying these things deserve pity. Pity is all they’ve gotten their whole lives, pity and enabling. Their parents failed, society will fix it. They will pay the price for a fraction of time and move on, hopefully fixed. If not things will just keep escalating, none of this is acceptable or should be tolerated. Good on Curt and everyone else that helped.

    • March 3, 2015 5:49 pm

      You are naive if you think that forgiveness for this kind of verbal rape is ok. Some things are unforgivable, whether they apologize or not. Wake up. The monsters just exposed themselves and now we need to support the victims, not coddle the offenders. Learn something about character, psychology and behavior, instead of trying to bleat out the old tired Christian refrain of “if they apologize, we need to forgive them.” Bullshit.

    • March 3, 2015 6:08 pm

      Let them live with it. They deserve the consequences. You and parents like you are part of the problem and probably the parent of one of those punks.

    • March 3, 2015 6:34 pm

      You are wrong- this does define these jackasses. The time for gentle lessons is when they are children- as in below the age of 10. The only way to learn is through consequences. I don’t care what is lacking in their lives- that is simply a new agey way of making excuses and excusing responsibility. you are right- it is never too late to apologize. But that only means they did the right thing in apologizing-which they only did because they got caught- and it does not erase what they have done.

    • March 3, 2015 6:56 pm

      if they never see any consequences from their actions they will continue to be assholes throughout their lives. their worlds should be rocked. I’m sorry but college is not middle school. These are not children, but adults. Legal driving, going to war, having the right to vote adults. If you have not learned to behave like a human by then, you need a pretty big wake up call.

    • March 3, 2015 7:21 pm

      Yes, their worlds have been rocked, and good for them. You reap what you sow. It’s far too late to continue to excuse abhorrent behaviour, people are DYING. One must be held accountable for one’s words and deeds.

    • March 3, 2015 7:37 pm

      There is no room for forgiveness here. They crossed the line, and must pay dearly. No sympathy for these assholes–if you sympathize with them, you are a bigger asshole than they are. Peiod.

    • March 3, 2015 7:55 pm

      Really lady? he should have just let it go? It is your attitude that is exactly what is wrong with this country. It is part of the pathetic agenda of the Progressive movement. Not only should those boys be outed, they should be shunned and quite frankly arrested. If they are harassed, so be it. It is time to thin the herd. Get rid of the ilk that is causing this moral decay. And you need to take a long look in the mirror as you are part of the problem. And for the record, I know of what I speak. In 1992 a 16 year old boy named Andrew Whitaker murdered my brothers niece. This was after he told people he was going to kill her or rape her. He chose the former. She was 11. The boy ran her over with his car 2 blocks from her grandparents house. He then proceeded to drive off, leaving her in a ditch to die. He then drove over to a friends house and bragged about what he had done. Now that story in and of itself should be enough to show you that when people who lack empathy and basic morality make a claim, it isn’t always a joke. To make things worse, there was a female juror who’s son was involved in a hit and run accident 20 years prior, and she ultimately was the reason that the boy ended up getting convicted of second degree manslaughter instead of first degree murder. SHe flat out said that she “was never going to convict that boy of murder as her son had been living with his mistake for 20 years.” Andrew Whitaker got out of jail when he was 22 and he is now a preacher somewhere. My brothers niece, well she is still dead. So if Mr. Schilling, or any father wants to protect their child against some POS who is bragging about raping her, then I not only applaud him, I will stand shoulder to shoulder with him. If you want to go do a bake sale for those scumbags who are now sorry, go do what you need to do. But leave your bleeding heart at home please.

    • March 3, 2015 8:16 pm

      Often times the best teacher for another’s stupidity is a harsh response. Cruelty when applied correctly can result in it’s own kindness later on.

    • March 3, 2015 9:25 pm

      I understand your concern and would not propose to speak for Mr. Schilling, but in a case like this, his FIRST duty is to his daughter and not to those that have publicly impugned her dignity. While I don’t assume to know Mr. Schilling’s intent, I can imagine that his foremost concern is for his child…

      If those that made these horrific comments cannot accept consequences for their actions, it is only because, as a society, we have allowed and dismissed this kind of behavior as acceptible. The one true problem in this is that those that have fought to keep and instill value, ethic, and moral have been handicapped over the years by the insistance that everyone is a winner, everyone is an individual with needs (in millennial terms, this equals selfishness), and failure to teach personal responsibility.

      We are all concerned for “them” but more so and more immediately for Curt’s daughter….the recipient of an unprovoked, vile, and vulgar attack.

      The people that made these comments need a “come to Jesus” moment….maybe this is it.

    • March 3, 2015 9:48 pm

      Hoping this “doesn’t have to define them” and “let this be a lesson” to them is the reason cyber bullying is still at its peak. Lessons should be made of all of them because, guess what, they will say “Sorry” and turn right around and say the same thing tomorrow. The lesson they will take away from it is not to put it writing next time.

      Good job dad!!!

      -Democrat, Yankees fan, and Mom

    • becmay permalink
      March 3, 2015 10:15 pm

      Hey momthoughts1, I myself am a Mum of a daughter also two sons & I am kinda taken aback by your post. You sound more worried about the the offending boys than for the Victim here. No disrespect intended yet this is not the 1970’s in the age of “what is cyberbullying” these offenders knew EXACTLY what they were doing when they did it with zeal. They maximized their vulgarity & nastiness in such a cruel way that it literally made me sick to read. Am I worried about their safety…….Uh NO~~I hope they are having to hide due to being outed. Am I worried about their mental health…….Uh Yes~~I hope this so messes them up that they seek psychiatric help (that they obviously need anyway). What they did is not something you wake up one day & decide oh I will inflict maximum pain & terror on somebody today. I am sure they have a long history of this. Also you said “One of the offending people posted an explanation (not a good one)”~~are you kidding me?? There is NO EXPLANATION for what these people did INTENTIONALLY….& it certainly could NOT be in the same universe as the word good! In my opinion, what you have said is exactly why we have so many of theses type of predators in our society. They KNOW that if by some chance they are actually held accountable some Mom or Dad or legal system is going to go all warm & fuzzy with~~”Oh, let’s try & figure out why they did what they did. Then maybe we can come up with some type of situation to make things better & inflict as little emotional damage as possible on them as we attempt to help them” Bottom line~~I truly pray that there is some legal recourse that finds them guilty & they are made to pay for the terror, pain, embarrassment, humiliation & physical sickness that they so joyful inflicted. As a human being & citizen of this society…….I am over these type of people…..

    • March 3, 2015 10:18 pm

      @momsthoughts1, “I fear for their safety and mental health. Yes, they did all did a horrible thing with out thinking. I hope the goal here is to educate not destroy these young men.” You’re kidding right? These aren’t 8 y/o kids…these are college age bozos who have spent their lives humiliating others. Before Twitter they were the guys who yelled at girls that they THOUGHT were ugly or fat or whatever…and their idiot bro’s thought it was hilarious. No the time has come for an adult to put the hammer down on these creeps. On campus and in the military we are seeing unprecedented sexual assaults..Who do you think is doing the assaulting? The college “studs” who feel they are entitled to do or say anything they want with ANY woman they want while their bro’s stand and applaud. You are either a hero or a criminal. All of these guys and the bro’s who laughed at their comments should have their names put in every newspaper and put online everywhere…Our job as parents is to raise children who are responsible citizens. These “young men” can’t be “educated.” This is how they turned out and they will NEVER change. I hope this follows them forever…and no decent employer EVER gives them a job. More and more employers are looking at social media, same with grad schools. THEY WILL NOT CHANGE–Don’t waste any more time on such whackjobs. Your empathy should be for this young woman. Madeleine Albright once said “There is a special place in hell for women who trash other women.” And YOU momsthought1 turned on your own sex to feel sorry for these pieces of trash guys.

    • March 3, 2015 11:29 pm

      I can’t believe the ignorance I just read from you. These low class pieces of garbage made some of the most vulgar, idiotic and abusive comments I have ever heard in my life and you are worried about them being scarred? Not one word of empathy for Mr. Schilling or his daughter. Barely a word of condemnation for what these brain damaged asswipes did. You’re far more worried about how “Their world’s have been rocked”, without ever once considering that they brought this shit down on themselves. They created their own misery. This young lady did nothing to them, said nothing to them, didn’t even know who they were, and yet you’re more worried about these poor, insecure, scared, misguided little boys than you are about the mental and emotional rape of a young woman they don’t even know? Screw ’em. They deserve whatever consequences they get. And I’m not afraid to tell you that if I was their father, their consequences would be far, far worse and on a much more personal level with me than simply getting fired from their jobs or kicked out of school. They should be grateful that’s all they’ve gotten (thus far, anyway).

    • March 3, 2015 11:30 pm

      I completely agree with you, I too, wrote a post agreeing on the “wrongness” of the situation but found this to be a subtle form of cyber bullying. Sometimes, kids say what they hear, act the way they see others act. I do not condone this behavior but I think some privacy should have been used so the accused would not be cyber bullied in return (we all know this would not solve anything). If they were to take their own life, deeply regretting their hurtful comments, it would not help us understand nor prevent cyber bullying. Therefore, I applaud your comment. Forgiveness is key.

    • March 3, 2015 11:31 pm

      Are you freaking kidding me? These asshats had enough “balls” (for lack of a better word) to put themselves out there in public as the sick perverts they are, and your worried about their feelings being hurt. BOO freaking HOO, really, who says that crap…EVER, and thinks its o.k.? Its vile, disgusting and so far beyond acceptable its ridiculous! What’s worse is, that as a celebrity, he has no idea if he really needs to be concerned about these people or not. Let them learn this lesson the hard way because apparently no one else taught them consequences growing up! I would tear my 19 year old, 6’4″, 300 lb lineman son a new ass if he ever and I mean…ever, put that nastiness out in the world! Desktop bravado from pathetic, nasty men! I feel sorry for any girl who ends up involved with them.

    • March 4, 2015 12:03 am

      I don’t feel sorry for them. I’m sorry consequences have actions which is something they have never been taught.

    • March 4, 2015 3:45 am

      They are not boys, they are men. Men who made threats and spoke of violence towards an innocent young woman. My concern is for all the women who don’t feel safe because of men like this. It really does define them and it really is too late to apologize and forgiveness is not going to happen. There’s no coming back from this.

    • March 4, 2015 3:49 am

      Sometimes, people need to be made an example of. Yes, it is painful to see and hard to accept if you’re used to allowing forgiveness and redemption. They tried to destroy a young girl and now they will be destroyed as a lesson to all their ilk. Let them struggle with it for years, and become better by overcoming it when they do or perish if they don’t. These legions are a blight on our society. They hold us back. They must be held accountable. “I’m sorry” is fine, but they must take the consequences they have earned as well.

    • March 4, 2015 4:23 am

      “Yes, they all did a horrible thing without thinking.”

      i think you start to make a generally fair point, but it crumbles with the above statement. if “not thinking” is making threats of rape, there is no excuse. none. literally none whatsoever. privately or publicly. i’m 29. facebook became available to me as a sophomore at West Virginia University in 2004, when i was 18, and when the list of schools (do you remember the time only college students had access to facebook accounts?) took up only one page on your browser – no scrolling necessary. that was nearly 11 years ago. i guarantee all of the people who sent these tweets are younger than me, and have therefore grown up with social media as an integrated part of their lives and knowing the consequences of posting this kind of stuff on social media. if they didn’t have the thought process to assess the short term and long term risks of making rape threats on social media, they have no sympathy from me. team affiliation, politics, whatever – no bearing on these comments. unlike baseball, there are no three strikes when it comes to this kind of stuff. curt had every right to post this, and they deserve whatever social consequences come their way. no, that doesn’t mean they also deserve threats of rape and murder – two wrongs don’t make a right. but being fired from a job or being kicked out of college… those are absolutely acceptable.

    • March 4, 2015 5:04 am

      These “boys” need to learn a lesson. It is going to be harsh, for sure. It should be. I would not let this go either. If this were my daughter, I would be doing exactly the same thing. These “boys” would know the extent to which a father will go to protect his daughter. The sad thing is, what happens when these idiots grow up and have kids of their own? Will they own up to what they did and tell their kids? Will they use themselves as an example of what happens when you say things that cannot be taken back? I would like to think so, but I am not naïve enough to think they actually will. All of these people deserve what they get. They deserve the harsh responses and the ridicule. They are lucky if that’s all they get. If this was one of my kids posting this, Curt and the law would be the least of their worries. We would be having a little come to Jesus meeting behind the woodshed.

    • March 4, 2015 6:12 am

      Mom…for every action, there is a reaction. This should be a learning experience for these boys. Fear for their safety and mental health? What about the original victim…Gabby? These idiots need to move on and learn from their mistake. They need to grow up, accept responsibility, apologize and move on.

    • March 4, 2015 7:33 am

      There is legal precedent for an “apology” just not to be enough. Recent generations have come to believe they can say and do anything then make it ok with a “my bad”.

      A true apology comes from the three As

      Admit what you did.

      Apologize SINCERELY – not a “my bad”, not a “sorry I got caught”

      Amends – some people have to go to jail or prison to make those amends.

      In this case, the amends would have to be acceptable to the young woman in question.

      Many people will be what is called an “enabler”. Those make excuses for the actions of the trolls in their absence.

    • March 4, 2015 7:57 am

      Nicely done momsthoughts1. I don’t excuse the mildly stupid comments people made about Gabby, never mind the incomprehensible and horrendous things that people like Hollywood and Sportsguru wrote. That said, I’m glad to read your caution about perpetuating the cyber bullying. These days it seems that the internet has become “weaponized” and too many people are too ready to unleash hatred on people they don’t know on topics of which they have little to no direct knowledge. I will be glad if the offenders are held appropriately accountable. I’m not a fan of encouraging more of the mindless mob mentality. Thanks for being a voice of reason.

    • March 4, 2015 8:01 am

      They don’t deserve concern. If no consequences had been brought these people would have continued to harass people and cause damage. They are college age, they deserve everything they are getting for being genuinely terrible people. How on earth can you waste a tear on them? Boohoo, poor rich white guys getting attacked for being pieces of shit. I mean really. I bet they smiled thinking they were causing this young woman distress, and would have been happy to continue to do so. Once people see that there ARE consequences and that what you say online has repercussions it will maybe make some creeps think twice about bullying, so I want that message to be loud and clear. Give pity where pity is due.

    • March 4, 2015 8:48 am

      Go hug a tree.

    • March 4, 2015 9:01 am

      Did you read the attached articles? Do you realize how many innocent lives have been lost to cyber bullies like Jacob Robbins, Adam Nagel, a Theta Xi leader and apparently many more? Sometimes in a battle casualties happen on both sides of the front lines. I don’t like that battles happen at all but in this battle the defender’s losses far outweigh the offender’s. Just like a war, it’s the side that stands to lose the most that surrenders. I agree that this should be a lesson for anyone thinking about joining the offensive side, but I can’t waste an ounce of energy praying for offenders who’ve already entered the battle. That’d be effort I deprive of the defenders.

    • March 4, 2015 9:47 am

      Do not apologize for them. Do not make excuses for them. Do not believe their ‘apology” is sincere.

    • March 4, 2015 9:47 am

      I completely understand your point BUT they should have thought of that before they started this whole thing with a proud father about his daughter.
      As the saying goes “what goes around comes around”
      Definition: expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions. They are now facing the consequences.

      They are seeing the true meaning of Karma and in the day and age we all have heard the term “Karma is a B***h

    • March 4, 2015 10:01 am

      God forbid someone faces consequences for their actions. You have to sleep in the bid you make for yourself. Welcome to the real world. It’s filled with harsh lessons.

    • March 4, 2015 10:52 am

      Everybody is willing to post and apology and explanation if they are caught doing something wrong if it means less trouble for them. I don’t think just “letting it go” and letting it be a “learning experience for everyone” will work as pretty cruel things were said and this is a huge issue. I don’t encourage violence or bullying, but if you are able to say some of those things, words should be meaningless to you. People don’t do it just to impress their peers, they do it for a lot of other reasons too. Sometimes there main goal is to make the person depressed, or even kill themselves. This opens an issue on a much wider topic and just shoving it under the rug is not the way to go. I’m for forgiveness and letting people move on with their lives, but it’s well after I know they’ve learned their lesson and the point was gotten across that it is not okay.

    • March 4, 2015 11:10 am

      Curt, listen to this women. She is wise. There is no healing in an “eye for an eye” and there is opportunity to change lives through education rather than obliteration. Don’t turn the other cheek, holding them accountable is solid but allowing them redemption is human and will do more to fix the world.

    • March 4, 2015 11:35 am

      momsthoughts, 100% with you. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Stupidity should be met with education. Let’s not hang them either…

    • March 4, 2015 11:46 am

      Oh please. Asking women to “forgive” is the oldest trick in the book of oppression. Let the guys suffer for at least one day, shall we? Curt’s daughter will probably suffer from this the rest of her life.

    • March 4, 2015 12:04 pm

      momsthoughts- I don’t care what their motives were. I don’t care if they apologized. I don’t care if their lives are ruined. They are all old enough to suffer the consequences. Curt’s daughter will feel that she has to watch her back. What about what she has had to suffer? What they did to this young woman is unforgivable. As a mother. I would have been ashamed if my son did this and you can guarantee that I would have done my best to see that they suffered too. Fathers teach your sons to always respect women and watch your sexist comments around your sons.

    • March 4, 2015 12:10 pm

      I don’t buy it apologizing want take away the pain the person on the receiving end has to endure repeatedly. They knew what they were doing and had the option to stop. With no regard for that young lady and for some sick reason they wanted to hurt her. This is unacceptable and I agree that some passive response would just lead to repeated offences.

    • March 4, 2015 1:00 pm

      If they’re dumb enough to post this stupid shit on social media then they deserve everything they get in my book.

    • dianafrog06 permalink
      March 4, 2015 1:31 pm

      It is appalling that anyone would make excuses for these boys or try to minimize their horrific comments. These creep bags only apologized because they got caught. It was not an act of guilty conscience. The message here is crystal clear. He is not condoning or encouraging cyber-bullying and I applaud him for delivering consequences to the cowards who think they can say things like this and hide behind the Internet. I agree that they deserve forgiveness but they also deserve to be punished for their actions. They will feel the repercussions from their actions for a long long time, and they should.

    • March 4, 2015 2:24 pm

      I’m sorry momsthoughts1 I know you are sincere in asking and wanting forgiveness for these “boys”. They don’t deserve it. It’s one thing to be mean and make hateful comments. It is another matter entirely to post the vile, physical and sexual threats that these young men did. Life is about actions and consequences and these young men are about to get a lesson in cause and effect, a much deserved lesson. Forgiveness? forgiveness implies trust, trust that the person won’t repeat the same behavior again. I don’t see that happening for this group of thugs and have a feeling we’ll be reading or hearing about the same behavior repeating itself some where in their future.

    • March 4, 2015 3:07 pm

      Like Curt said, appology after they get caught. Not good enough. Twist in the wind you bums.

    • March 4, 2015 4:01 pm

      No. This isn’t “a horrible thing [they did] with out thinking”. They absolutely thought about what they were going to do before they did it. They thought they were being funny, and they thought they could get away with it. I don’t like to see people get their lives ruined, but even more, I don’t like grown men thinking it’s okay to casually spout off rape threats to young women. Until they apologize, they don’t deserve forgiveness. Until they stand up and tell others what they did was wrong and why it was wrong, they don’t deserve forgiveness.

      And when I say apologize, I mean a real apology. One in which they specifically state exactly why sending rape threats is wrong, and not something vague which essentially implies they were only sorry they got caught. Their worlds should be rocked. Their worlds should be upended and confused in the same way this poor girl’s was. No one should have to deal with some gross person on the internet threatening bodily and sexual harm to them.

      Your (momsthoughts1) whole post reeks of ‘boys will be boys’ and that, quite frankly, is garbage. People like this need to be made an example of. They need to be outed and punished. These stories need to be told so other people learn the internet isn’t a nethersphere where nothing is real or matters. People kill themselves over internet comments. They are very real, and no one should be allowed to get away with making such threats because ‘it was a joke’ and ‘they didn’t really mean it’. I don’t feel sorry for these scumbags for a second.

    • March 4, 2015 4:04 pm

      wake up mom!!! if boy talks about your daughter this way your gonna tell your daughter you fear for THEIR safety? how would your daughter understand that?? maybe you should find all these “young men” and help what their lacking in life to say stuff like that. you must be a democrat. i’ll pray for you too!

    • March 4, 2015 5:23 pm

      Momsthoughts1, I’m sorry, but I can’t disagree more. As Mr. Schilling said in his blog, most of these were affluent college kids and to dismiss their actions – because they got caught – as having ‘something lacking in their lives’ is to completely enable their behavior. Forgiveness is a blessing but there are still consequences. Unlike so many of us, these ‘kids’ have grown up in the age of social media. They KNOW how it works. Why do you think so many of them had the gall to actually hit ‘send’ on this filth? Upon more digging, I feel confident that you would find a pattern of this type of behavior with all of them. This isn’t their first rodeo. As individuals, they don’t have to let this incident define them but I hope it ALWAYS follows them. It will be a very good reminder to respect first, speak second and never EVER underestimate the love of a father for his daughter.

    • March 4, 2015 8:02 pm

      You’re a dumbass.

      Let’s elaborate why this is the case. I’m calling you this because you are defending, yes defending, and feeling sorry for the same type of men who continually treat women horrendously. I’m not trying to act all like a white knight stud. I have my own shares of treating women in wrong, or disrespectful ways. I learned from those mistakes. Same with guys, but I have NEVER treated or done what these pathetic pieces of crap did to Curt Schilling’s daughter – to other women in any way, shape, or form. It’s practically borderline illegal (I’m no legal expert but who knows) what these “guys” did.

      Then I hear women crying, and moaning all the time where all the good men are. Can’t you see?! Getting politically correct about the mental conditions of these dirt bags is what is causing the standard of what a man is to lower beyond any form of decency. They just keep on getting free passes, over and over. Sometimes people ruin their own lives in permanent ways, and guess what?! Too bad too sad! You wanted to smoke marijuana and go with the pot head crowd, and go on chanting about how it doesn’t harm you, and before you know it you’re using cocaine 10 years later? You’re almost dead? Too bad! You made that choice. You killed someone with your fists while drunk at a frat party at the ripe age of 22? “35 years said the judge!” Too bad! Go cry in a river. Life sucks, and it’s unfair. People who think a little more carefully will succeed, and people who think irrationally will cause themselves a life of pain, and maybe even in a split second cause years of tribulation.

      Well maybe it’s good. How? To set better examples to others around us. To hold ourselves to a higher standard than giving disgusting excuses of human beings a slap on the hands. To show children that this is something they should never do. Simple. It’s not rocket science. Just ask yourself why the legal system is so lax and almost careless about the sentences of pedophiles, child rapists, and human monsters? Why do they get anything less than 50, 60 years? They should all get life, without parole, or to save money, and time… a rope will do the job just fine.

      I’m a young adult, and while I have no idea what it is like to even have a child… it makes me furious thinking of anyone feeling sorry for these pieces of crap. I give no exception. You can be male or female.

      I’m a guy, who is 19 – I say it again to reiterate to you the fact that we’re not little innocent babies that just don’t have a single clue what we’re doing. We have a conscious, we often times know what is right and what is wrong, but beyond that we also know what is vehemently wrong.

      Did you even read the piece? Even this part?

      “You pieces of garbage out there who are even starting to think “what’s the big deal?” or “I was just joking around” can stick it.

      I want to date your daughter, I want to take your daughter to prom, I want to hit on your daughter etc., those? Those are guys being dopes and saying what guys say. This stuff? This is so far off the radar it’s pathetic.

      The ignorance and pathetic lack of morals or of any integrity is astounding.

      Curt Schilling if you remove this, I understand. But you seem like a pretty darn cool father for standing up. You publicity showed the cowards not to mess with your family, and what they said will be plastered on Google forever. I don’t really follow sports, almost at all (I’m not an alien, trust me) but hearing your name might get me to be more interested in… MLB for the most part. I’m more of an MLG kind of guy though.

    • March 4, 2015 11:32 pm

      momsthoughts1 – As a Dad (My daughter is now in her 30’s), the only possible acceptable ‘apology’ is to spend the next 4 years that Gabby is in college donating significantly to Salve Regina on behalf of Ms. Gabrielle Schilling and posting DAILY how big an asshole the apologizer knows himself to be, how small a human being and how little a MAN he is. Sorry mom, but it is NOT Curt Schilling who is ruining these children’s (Curt, how right you are to refer to them this way) lives, but their own actions and attitudes. I would guess the SportsGuru was hoping for a career in sports broadcasting, based on his name and collegiate activities. At this point, and for the rest of his life, the closest he is likely to get to a microphone is the odd probability of being asked a question on a ‘Man (in his case, boy) on the Street’ bit. Gabby may choose to forgive, but as I was always told, actions speak louder than words and it will take considerably more than an apology (i.e. words) to make up for these children’s actions.

      • March 5, 2015 9:17 am

        Comixtwo Smith, I totally agree with you. These boys, and yes they were acting like little boys, did this to themselves. I could see if it was one comment – we all go over the line – but multiple comments and a conversation thread about assaulting Curt’s daughter? That’s WOAH right there and it makes me wonder about their characters. Curt and we as commenters didn’t ruin those boys lives, they brought it upon themselves to act in that manner. Hopefully Gabby can forgive and I’m glad Curt stepped in before anything could happen. Gabby, keep strong and good luck in college!

    • March 4, 2015 11:56 pm

      As a woman, I personally don’t care if they off themselves!!! There is absolutely NO GOOD EXPLANATION for their behavior!!! You said they offered an explanation even though it wasn’t a “good”one and that their apology was met with harsh responses. YOU are one of the reasons why behavior like this continues to occur in our world because you are TOLERATING it and FORGIVING it…this behavior should NEVER EVER be tolerated or forgiven!!! Also, just out of curiosity, what would you consider to be a “good” explanation for their actions?!?! I really hope that if you have sons and God forbid they should act so heinously that you DO NOT tolerate or forgive it, and if you have daughters that you teach them to NEVER tolerate or forgive this type of behavior. Seriously lady…wake up!!!!!

    • March 5, 2015 7:11 am

      Why do you think they posted the apology? Because they realize what they said was wrong or because they’re afraid for the “bad publicity” they are getting by posting things like that?

      It is not Curt’s fault that their lives are now spiraling down. That is their fault alone.

      What you said could be applied to murder: the man apologized, so he shouldn’t receive any punishment. Yeah, no.

    • March 5, 2015 9:12 am

      Wrong. These idiots did this to themselves, no one did it for them. May it haunt them the rest of their lives.

    • March 5, 2015 12:57 pm

      momsthoughts1,
      You are demented! “destroy these young men??” These “young men” should know better!! Parents like YOU are the problem today! God help us!

  252. March 2, 2015 8:01 pm

    I only know your video game work (which I personally loved and I wish it had worked out better for you guys) but I say bravo. Some people are truly scumbags at heart and they think blabbing on the Internet is a safe way to act like the scumbags they are. Those people need a rude awakening.

  253. March 2, 2015 8:09 pm

    “We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”
    ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

  254. March 2, 2015 8:10 pm

    I don’t care what team you played for and I don’t care about your politics. What you’ve done here is inspiring. It doesn’t matter how it started to me, it matters how it was handled. If I am ever in this position with my little girl, I hope I am able to conduct myself in a similar manner; that demonstrates how a father can handle a bad situation well.

    • March 3, 2015 4:16 pm

      this is an awesome response. i am not a big fan of baseball but i am a huge fan of this father and the love and protective nature he has for his daughter. way to go dad wish more men taught their sons this then we wouldnt be reading stories like this.

  255. March 2, 2015 8:25 pm

    I am the proud father of a precious 6 year old girl and a big tall strong 7 year old son, and I worry about raising them in the world we live in, but if I teach them nothing else is to respect themselves and each other. Your story will be repeated to them when they are old enough. I am also a Yankee fan and respect you as an athlete, the punks who bash you are not true Yankee fans or fans of sports they are just punks. Sorry for your troubles, congrats on your daughters great achievement.

  256. March 2, 2015 8:35 pm

    I am a Democrat. I would never engage in such immature cyberbullying simply because a sports figure belongs to another political party. As an Orioles fan, I cannot speak for the ‘Evil Empire’ but I can confidently say that there are bad apples in every fan base. I hope that a few Twitter trolls do not create the false impression that fans of any particular team are representative of the whole. I know of times when the Yankees and Red Sox have put aside their differences after tragedy (e.g. Boston Marathon bombing) and I know that above all else that they have a lot more in common than they think.

    • March 4, 2015 4:36 pm

      Amen. As a lifelong Democrat, and a Yankees fan for over 50 years, I can say that I am sure no matter what political affiliation, no matter what team you are a fan of, this is so disgusting no decent human being could condone it. Sad that a man can’t congratulate his daughter for achieving a goal after such hard work without it being ruined by vermin. I hope he takes every step necessary to find this filth and hold them responsible.

  257. March 2, 2015 8:41 pm

    Curt I would, once a day for the next few days, publicly unveil the real identities of these losers and send a link to the schools they attend.

    Too often on social media, people say or do stupid, unforgivable things because they believe there will be no consequences. You would serve these children well by teaching them a lesson relatively early on in their lives that such actions DO have consequences.

    • March 3, 2015 9:42 am

      Couldn’t agree more…

    • March 3, 2015 12:59 pm

      Agreed. And for other people here saying that this is only encouraging more “cyber bullying,” then the abusers can close down their accounts if they cant take what they dished out. I am generally not an eye-for-an-eye person, but this type of social media abuse is beyond ridiculous. There is never any accountability; they dont want accountability which is why they use anonymous twitter handles, so why not out the real people along with their “anonymous” tweets? Twitter’s CEO recently admitted that they “suck at dealing with abuse”, so what else are you supposed to do?

    • March 4, 2015 2:16 am

      You would be breaking the law by doxing them, like Curt did, remember just because they act without consequences doesn’t mean you can too.

    • March 4, 2015 8:49 pm

      I did it. I tweeted directly to the schools with the link to this blog. I’m sick over this and writing my own blog post as we speak (um, type). Why hasn’t this been publicized more? Why isn’t everyone talking about it? And why isn’t this considered a terroristic threat? NJ is one of the best states to live in for our tough legislation regarding this type of thing.

  258. March 2, 2015 8:57 pm

    Curt,

    Thank you for sharing this story. I am a father to little girls and I know I would respond in same way…Its one thing to attack you, but attacking your daughter is so far beyond the line and I applaud you for contacting these disgusting kids schools, coaches, parents etc… kids today need to learn there are very real consequences for actions

    • March 3, 2015 10:28 pm

      “Its one thing to attack you,” No it’s not. There is NO reason EVER to attack someone especially in the age of computer social media. We are supposed to be adults using intelligent discourse. I finally quit Twitter because no matter what FACT I would write: “2014 was the hottest year on record for California.” the hate trolls would say the absolutely most horrible things…and it usually involved our president or what I looked like in my photo. (I’m very disabled.) Ugly horrid stuff. Then it spills over into actual conversation..and I call people on it…Usually by saying,”I’m sorry I’m hard of hearing from traumatic brain injury..Could you repeat what you just said a lot louder??” That’s usually enough to make someone stop…and think. It’s time to be adults in everything we say or do. Time to stop ALL juvenile, obscene, irrelevant comments. THINK before you tweet or talk. Let’s bring civility back to the table.

  259. March 2, 2015 9:01 pm

    @whatsliamdoing (Liam Cronin) is active at his other site as @liamswag1 http://www.enjoygram.com/liamswag1
    Stay strong Schilling Family… Boston Strong!

  260. March 2, 2015 9:01 pm

    Reblogged this on CreightonCreation and commented:
    I honestly don’t care if they are sorry. I really don’t. And I honestly don’t care if their lives are ruined. The rest of their lives–completely horrid–I wouldn’t care at all. There was a time when I would have, but I think the never ending onslaught of hateful, thoughtless, sexist dudes has destroyed any empathy that I would have had for people like this, for people who cross certain lines.

    I don’t care at all…and that makes me kind of sad.

    • March 3, 2015 2:01 am

      I wish you would get a chance to hear what I had to say or know a person before you wished the doom of their lives after one foolish post online. It was a dumbass thing to say but it doesnt define me.

    • March 3, 2015 3:38 pm

      I understand it makes you sad. I feel it describes how society has driven kind and caring people into a hard shell. Things like this use to be an outrage and few and far between happenings. Now it is the norm and in a society that does not have consequences for children misbehaving at home or in school bad behavior has become an epidemic. The young men who left comments are getting a good laugh and think they are cool. They don’t care how other people feel and they don’t think there are any consequences for their behavior. When parents have their sons arrested for a violent and vicious sexual assault the first thing they say is that he was kind and smart. Take action when they are young and be a parent not a friend!

    • March 3, 2015 5:39 pm

      both sexes use social media to commit hateful thoughtless onslaughts. It ain’t a guy thing.

    • March 4, 2015 3:51 am

      Don’t be too sad. You feel that way for a reason, but it doesn’t mean you’ve lost your humanity. You’ve lost your patience. All of us have.

  261. March 2, 2015 9:17 pm

    Liam Cronin = @WhatsLIAMdoing if that helps

  262. Juststoppingin permalink
    March 2, 2015 9:29 pm

    Liam Cronin may have deleted the Twitter profile he uses for trolling but he can be fairly easily found on His public Facebook profile. Old tweets stored on the Internet (Curt’a right – shit sticks around) confirm more than one corresponding friends. Happy searching. http://favstar.fm/users/whatsliamdoing should provide a good roadmap there.

    • mlaanderson permalink
      March 3, 2015 5:22 pm

      Is this the same Liam Cronin who writes for PETA? (http://www.peta.org/blog/author/lcronin/) If so they might want to know as well.

      I’m showing this article to my boys, if they ever pull something like this I will out them myself. I have a daughter who has had some lesser bullying online. I would go ballistic if something like this happened.

  263. March 2, 2015 9:35 pm

    Yankee Fans Don’t hate you , especially now ! I will be contacting Brookdale community college as that is in my county…. Rest assured Curt , these assholes will be sorry .

  264. March 2, 2015 9:36 pm

    You hit it out of the park! Your daughter is one lucky girl!

  265. March 2, 2015 9:37 pm

    Curt, this is cyber-assault. Free speech doesn’t extend to harassment and threats. In my opinion, that’s what those were. It’s time for legislation and prosecution. Gabby, please don’t think these “people” are normal. They are disturbed and twisted. Most of us out here are fans of your Dad’s and love sports and open forums. Good luck to you in your future. I never thought I’d say this as a Boston fan, but, Go Seahawks!

    • March 3, 2015 5:43 pm

      Please see my comment once it is moderated…and check out the Grace McComas Memorial page on Facebook. We had and shared screen shots that were clearly harassment, intimidation and death-wishing and threatening towards our child and family yet our States Attny chose to do nothing. THINGS MUST CHANGE.

  266. March 2, 2015 9:40 pm

    just a byproduct of some kids who didn’t have a good family structure. Its really disturbing that some dude would be proud to tell another man he will have a bloody c@@k from being with another mans daughter. I don’t see why his comments wouldn’t be taken as a threat to commit a crime against another person.

    • March 3, 2015 9:40 pm

      Oh, please, don’t blame this on family structure. Assholes don’t become assholes because they have a “good” family structure. Assholes become assholes because they are raised by assholes. The number of parents they have, the sexual orientation of their parents, the gender of their parents. None of that matters.

  267. March 2, 2015 9:42 pm

    I know fathers of boys who sexualize women in the spirit of bonding with their sons. Calling their sons’ female peers “sluts, whores, bitches,” or asking questions like “did your buddy bang her?” Saying things like “stop crying like a little girl” or “don’t be a such a pussy.” Yes, all of these things that fathers say to their sons HURTS US WOMEN AND OUR DAUGHTERS!

    It’s insidious and fathers think that it’s playful and harmless. It only takes a little bit of suggestion to plant the seed of misogyny in a boy’s mind.

    • March 3, 2015 2:49 pm

      For the record, pussy is derived from pusillanimous, meaning someone who is mentally weak or contemptibly timid.
      It literally traces back to the latin words for spirit and little boy

    • mikekto permalink
      March 4, 2015 5:22 am

      I’m going to disagree considering “slut walk” is done practically in every country in the world.

    • christine permalink
      March 4, 2015 3:21 pm

      +1

  268. March 2, 2015 9:44 pm

    Well, I was beaten to the punch….Apparently this asshole at Brookdale community college has already been permanently suspended ! from a community college! looks like life just got tougher for this moron !!!! signed a Yankee and Curt Shilling fan !

  269. March 2, 2015 9:54 pm

    I’ve seen you pitch; way to bring the best for your daughter in written word! The maturity and poise of a Major League Dad is to be admired forever! God Bless You and Your Family! @theabundantgift on Twitter

  270. March 2, 2015 9:55 pm

    Threats, Insults, Bullying, etc. I Hate this social media crap! Thanks Curt! I’ll be smiling all day!

  271. March 2, 2015 9:58 pm

    Thank you, Mr. Schilling, for writing this timely blog. We fully understand where you’re coming from as a dad. As for my wife and I, parents of a three-month old boy, we have our work cut out for us in making sure he will be somebody his future wife will be proud of in this age where morals and good breeding can be taken for granted.

    Hoping you’ll eventually write your own book about your life story! Should be a good read!

  272. March 2, 2015 10:00 pm

    From one dad to another, you are fucking awesome, sir.

  273. March 2, 2015 10:12 pm

    Curt, those nimrods at the BBWAA may not have elected you to the Baseball Hall of Fame yet, but I think you just put yourself in something even better: the Dad Hall of Fame.

    As for the punks who tweeted that crap, grow up and be a man.

    Go Red Sox, and go Salve Regina Seahawks!

  274. March 2, 2015 10:13 pm

    Curt, as a father of five children, two of them girls and one in college playing soccer, the other in two years, all I can say is that I don’t blame you for your response. I can’t honestly say I wouldn’t have kept it to online print only. It’s apparent you have alot of support including the D&C show on WEEI and with more luck those pigs will suffer more than just job and school loss.

  275. March 2, 2015 10:15 pm

    Curt,
    As the father of an 18 year old daughter I commend you for protecting your daughter in such a beautiful way. You get my vote for Father of the Year.

  276. March 2, 2015 10:24 pm

    Not surprisingly given that this is how most idiots interact these days, but still, it’s harsh and disgusting behavior, and simply not necessary.

    And these dopes (and sadly, many like them) just don’t seem to understand that these comments stick around and follow them (especially for the idiots dumb enough to include their real names).

    That one idiot is “sorry?” Of course he is, because he got busted. Too late for “sorry.”

    You’re a class act, Curt, and I am 10000% against bullying of any kind, especially these days.

    Thanks for sharing.

  277. March 2, 2015 10:26 pm

    As a Father of two girls, I thank you Mr. Schilling for shining a bright light on this issue. Glad to see the consequences have started to follow. Sorry you had to experience such ridiculous behavior from these scumbags. I’m not sure I would have been as civil. Congrats to you and your daughter.

  278. March 2, 2015 10:43 pm

    Politics and personalities aside. This is the most hateful, obscene, and I would think Illegal ie, threating thing I have ever read. I applaud your words in the defense of your daughter and I pray that you and she can move beyond this. I wish her the very best of luck in her future endeavors, and please try to put this behind you. Concentrate on the wonderful, good things in your life and let the profane, arrogant, sick individuals continue on their path of destruction. In the end, you and your beautiful daughter will be the survivors.. the winners, and these low lives will continue to be the lowest of the low and mire in their own shit!!

  279. March 2, 2015 11:02 pm

    Bravo Curt, Bravo! You could not have said it any better.

  280. Rich McPeek permalink
    March 2, 2015 11:10 pm

    Very well said sir! As a father of two college age girls myself, I salute how you handled and wrote about this. I agree completely with you and thank you.

  281. March 2, 2015 11:10 pm

    I’ve been following you for what seems like a lifetime. Always had a ton of respect for you, even though I’m a Tigers fan, always made sure to keep up with what was going on with your game, and after retirement, your health, etc.

    One of the things that I find so compelling about you is that you simply don’t give up. Life tries to knock you down, and you get back up, dust off the dirt, and come back again. It’s a fantastic story, your life.

    This blip on the radar is just another chapter in what is a great story. If I can borrow a line….

    “It’s just Schilling being Schilling.”

    God Bless you and your family. The world needs more men like you. I’ll work on my 2 sons, you work on yours, and maybe somewhere down the line, we won’t have to worry about our daughters so much.

    -Paul

    • March 3, 2015 8:53 pm

      Good for you Paul. It’s comments such as these that I read as a mom of a daughter that give me hope!

    • March 3, 2015 10:14 pm

      Wonderful response!

    • March 3, 2015 11:42 pm

      Your words are exactly what is needed, “I’ll work on my 2 sons, you work on yours, and maybe somewhere down the line, we won’t have to worry about our daughters so much.”

      It’s not only the sons, it’s the daughters, too. It’s amazing how evil girls can be to other girls. You would think that they would stand up for another girl when being harassed by the boys, but they don’t, they jump right on in and join the bullying.

      As parents we must teach our children to be respectful and to understand and possess human compassion and integrity.

  282. March 2, 2015 11:34 pm

    Sir, I may be a liberal democrat and have absolutely nothing in common with you, but I am with you 1000% in taking down these misguided young men that think it’s ok to speak to or about ANYONE in this disgusting manor. Our families are our lives and defending their honor and protecting their innocence is what we live for.

    What is happening to civility? Have we completed lost all sense of dignity? Where are these young men’s parents? I say so bravo to you in finding these pigs and making an example of them. Even when hiding behind social media, these cowards need to learn their disgusting words have serious consequences.

    I am so sorry you had to experience such hate.

  283. March 2, 2015 11:40 pm

    Wow! And I wonder sometimes why my 16 year old daughter tells me school is so hard yet she gets straight A’s. I learned recently she’s been bullied. These “boys” don’t have the balls to say that stuff anywhere near me! If they did I’d wreck them. I’ve done my darnedest to be on the right side of the law my entire life but believe me I’d go to prison in a minute to defend one of my two daughters from this kind of horrific BS. These “boys” don’t understand the simple truth of “old age and treachery”. They like to think they’re tough but as the three who tried to mug me at a gas station learned, they aren’t, even against an older and smaller real man like me. And if I ever caught my son behaving this way? Let’s just say the law or being expelled would be the very least of his worries. It’s sad the world we live in. Truly sad. I can say one thing though, after reading this I’ll be much more aware of my oldest daughter’s moods and feelings and pay better attention to her social media. There is zero excuse for this treatment and there need be zero tolerance.

    • March 4, 2015 2:07 am

      Old age and treachery… awesome! Some of it’s borrowed, some of it’s new, and some of it is definitely blue, but there are many lifetimes of practical wisdom in just a slice of country music’s greatest songs. In our hearts and minds, Waylon and Willie will never die!

    • mikekto permalink
      March 4, 2015 5:29 am

      My baby sister was bulled when she was younger. I wasn’t angry at the kid considering he was only around 12- 14 years old however he was very big for his age. I didn’t hit him however I showed him the ground. He never bullied by sister again. If I did hit him I would be in jail which wouldn’t solve anything. Violence is never the answer.

      Bulling isn’t an age thing I was bullied by a female teacher (probably a feminist) in highs school.

  284. March 2, 2015 11:46 pm

    Great family values from a rich white guy that is a down-home racist, wants to preach to us and support the policies of a republican party that does want blacks, Hispanics or women to vote.That is a huge threshold question for anyone one and the fact that Shilling won’t even care if some of his former teammates could not vote, will say nothing. What about all the wars you support, but you can be a pro athlete, earn millions and stay as far away from the military as possible and send other kids to fight what you won’t. Healthy enough to be an athlete, but not healthy enough to serve in wars he supports. That on my streets means you are a chicken hawk or just chicken and afraid. What a punk-head. By the way- since you want to talk decency, do you have anything to say about your party’s embrace of Ted Nugent calling the President a subhuman mongrel. Wrap yourself in the flag and morality and be the hypocrite you are- typical family values of a republican racist.

    • March 3, 2015 12:06 am

      Hahaha easy there, sport. Way to go completely off topic and spew even more hatred. You speak of a lack of decency. Hi pot, meet kettle.

    • March 3, 2015 2:45 am

      Way to go, Sharon…way to show your ignorance and wave your idiot flag high. dear. All you just did was show everyone else how much you approve of the hate spewed by the idiots who posted the garbage. You must be related to one or more of them, then.

      Mr. Schilling, you have my respect for sure. No one should have to put up with people who do and say stuff like that. Anyone who thinks it’s okay to do it has some serious personality defects.

    • March 3, 2015 7:03 am

      First off, to your initial point….Congrats to your daughter! That represents a lot of hard work and earned skills. No doubt she isn’t done making you proud as hell. Congrats to her and good for you, that’s gotta be a great feeling.

      Regarding the trolls….fools say foolish things, often without the benefit of thinking. Are they evil? No, probably not. They got carried away with their foolishness, got their silly giggles and childish snickering and they didn’t think about how those messages would be received or that those messages would follow them on the internet forever. Just….idiots.

      You’ve taught them an important lesson in personal responsibility that they clearly lacked and you’ve shamed them. A measured response given their offense…it’s easy for a dad to get carried away in defending slights, real or perceived, to their children. So yup, spot on perfect Schill.

      No one would’ve blamed you for finding them and driving the 4 hours and then punching them in the nose. More than once. Repeatedly. Nope – that’s still a measured response – a proper vintage 1970’s John Wensink beating…that’d be fine. We’d cheer.

      Hard now though to continue with a measured response…to slap them down hard, correct them and still manage to not break these fools to the point where they don’t, can’t or won’t bounce back and become proper adults and citizens. It isn’t your job to mold them into responsible adults but you’ve got the opportunity to help do just that.

      John Wensink (as far as we know – there were a few hurried commercial breaks) never killed anyone. Don’t you do the cyber 21st century equivalent. When the red haze clears and in more moderate moments you might consider it.

      In any event, you will surely do whatever you think is right.

      Congrats again to your daughter.

    • jshisler79 permalink
      March 3, 2015 7:14 am

      Serious, what does this have to do with anything that was written about in this post? Whether you agree or disagree with his politics, you have to agree with his message that he is posting here about cyberbullying. If you want to go off on the man for his politics or any other matter that you disagree with him on, find a different thread. Your comments are ill timed and out of place. Your comments here just prove more why this country is so divided. A man does something admirable and you have to try to turn it around to promote your own platform. Not a very classy move.

    • March 3, 2015 8:28 am

      It sadly speaks much of your “character” that all you can do is bring your hackneyed, illogical ramblings and hatred into a conversation that has nothing to do with what you talk about. Congratulations, you just proved his point.

    • March 3, 2015 8:28 am

      I too like to use message boards as a way to go completely off topic into rando polemic land. Felt the need to cram every grievance you have into one crappy paragraph huh?

      And the sad thing about you is I pretty much agree with everything you stand for, but my god a: you can’t write to save your life – almost illiterate-level, and b: what does this have to do with Ted Nugent?

    • March 3, 2015 8:38 am

      LOL. Apparently because Schilling is a Republican and Ted Nugent said something about Barry, it’s ok to threaten Curt’s daughter with rape. The herd of squirrels that reside in this one’s skull are legion. If a team of geodetic surveyors and astrophysicist had a 100 years they couldn’t puzzle out the perverse trajectory of this twisted Liberal Logic. There’s a certain sick fascination watching someone fabricate a gigantic stack of strawmen just so they can validate the bitter, manufactured outrage that follows. Some people are such fanatical psychotics they can’t put their indoctrination aside for five seconds and pretend to be human.

      So, rape and the threat of rape are only bad if you vote Democrat…anyone else that doesn’t fall in lock step is fair game for a bloody fisting (especially the seventeen-year-old daughters of people that have an R after their name). You are a credit to your ideology and the human race, Sharon…keep up the good work. One would hope that other Liberals would shun you like the pariah that you’ve proven yourself to be.

    • March 3, 2015 8:38 am

      So you’re OK with guys bullying (threatening really) young women. Of course; you must have been inspired by the actions of democratic President Bill Clinton sexually harassing a White House intern. Lets not forget the whole batch of Kennedys; democrats all. Nearly all, authors of all sorts of mayhem directed at women.
      Sharon; what if it were your daughter? Or even you yourself. Would you still attack the man that defends his daughter?

    • Professor Smashmouth permalink
      March 3, 2015 8:48 am

      Holy Cow Sharon, his whole rant was about protecting women from vile cyber threats. Honestly, I think we can all get behind that. Leave your rant for another of his tweets that you don’t agree with.

    • March 3, 2015 9:13 am

      Sharon Linton is missing the whole point of this story, but doesn’t surprise me. I hope she is a better mom than she is a commenter on this site. I would have reacted the same way as Schilling had anyone spoke of my daughter in that tone. I wonder how @Sharon Linton would feel if someone had attack her in that manner?

    • March 3, 2015 9:59 am

      Wow………..you are an absolute hypocrite. This is why there is no such thing as ‘civil discourse’ anymore. The republican party doesn’t want blacks, hispanics or women to vote? What planet are you from? You talk about Schilling being a racist but your comments point out who the real racist is — you. You support a President who has done more to divide this country along racial and party lines than any one before him. You support a President who wants to destroy the very fabric of the family and of this nation. What street do you propose you live on — Wall Street? I doubt you are poor or downtrodden as you have internet access and a computer. As the wife of a 24 year veteran, I pity you. If you want to talk decency, you need to learn history and take a government class. Your party is the one who voted to throw the name of God Almight out of your party. And lady? Class is something you will never have.

    • March 3, 2015 10:14 am

      Sharon

      are you a moron or just stupid?
      you pick

      why would you bring race into this?
      Can you have a discussion on the topic?
      or is it easier for you to throw out some inflammatory words and accusations?

      Let me google Sharon Linton and report back on this genius

    • March 3, 2015 10:23 am

      Why are dems always so angry?

    • March 3, 2015 10:26 am

      You are such a bitter loser, Sharon Linton.

    • Mike S. permalink
      March 3, 2015 10:45 am

      You are totally missing the point. If you would like to discuss/challenge him on any of the above topics, then feel free to. In fact, I believe he even said he welcomes and expects that. The entire point of this rant was that targeting someone’s child because you dislike the parent is a terrible thing to do. Going further, if you are going to go on the internet and run your mouth in the most foul and offensive manner, you better be prepared for the repercussions.

    • March 3, 2015 10:50 am

      So, the father’s political alignment makes it okay for his daughter to be publicly harassed?

    • March 3, 2015 10:51 am

      Wow Sharon. That’s all you have to say? Make this about politics? Want to know why kids are punks and bully on the internet? Because the adults don’t behave any better.

      Curt, as a mother who had a father who wouldn’t stand up for her, THANK YOU. Thank you for showing what a REAL man acts like.

    • March 3, 2015 11:04 am

      You seem to be as full of hate as anyone.

    • cosmicdog permalink
      March 3, 2015 11:11 am

      Sharon, your comments are out of place. What does the republican party have to do with this man’s daughter being harassed? Shame on you.

    • March 3, 2015 11:31 am

      Sharon, Wow! I’ll gladly debate you on every single comment you made above. Let’s talk about your claim the Republican party doesn’t want minorities to vote. That statement alone tells me you are unable to take the left wing elitist rhetoric, process it, and decide for yourself the statement is so absurd. It tells me you’re association with democratic party is correct because you can’t think for yourself. I’ll engage you on every point above including Ted Nugent’s comment. While I don’t agree with his comment are you so naive to believe that your party of elitist members making decisions for you are immune or incapable of making ridiculous comments also? I’ll gladly debate you the merits and qualifications of Barack Obama and his policies but the minute I do so I’ll be called a racist. I am far far from that but it doesn’t matter with democrats and the elitist left. Wake up and think for yourself!

    • March 3, 2015 11:51 am

      So you would have no problem with someone making these sorts of comments to you or one of your children? wow.

    • March 3, 2015 12:11 pm

      Sharon Linton, you need to learn to seperate the issues here. Granted you don’t like Curt, which is evidenced by your diatribe. BUT, you have totally missed the point, which is that a crime has been commited, a serious crime, and he is a father that is defending his daughter. Yes they are great family values, and you have turned it all around onto Curt and his beliefs??? As a woman, you must cringe when you hear these things being said to another woman, yet you minimalized this and have transferred the guilt to the father defending his daughter, all because you don’t agree with his political viewpoints? Get a grip.

    • March 3, 2015 12:38 pm

      ^– Obvious Troll is obvious –^
      I may not share your politics, Mr. Schilling, but I share your ire at idiocy. You shouldn’t have to respond to losers like “Sharon” here, who already have clear difficulty expressing themselves in complete sentences.. so I’ll do it. Any “democrat” willing to resort to an ad hominem attack of your beliefs is certainly not an asset to their own party. Trolls will be trolls, as they lack the insight to be anything else. I don’t know any liberals who would endorse such behavior, nor any true conservatives, since in either case they must be vested in their beliefs to hold merit. Guileless garbage like the comment above puts them squarely in the “useless people” bucket, no matter whose side they claim to be on. Furthermore, as if in illustration of your point, such actions are plain indicators of cowardice. I do not care what color you are, how much you earn, what you believe in or what you practice, so long as you continue to exemplify clear-headed thinking and an acceptance of responsibility. Those two things alone seem the best models for leadership, and as such it appears that your family doesn’t lack for that. I sincerely hope that your daughter continues to grow into whatever wonderful adult she’s bound to be, and will learn to forgive those who try to make her feel as empty as they are. She owes them nothing – not even contempt. But as a man, I find your contempt to be well-placed, well-voiced, and well admonished. Thank you for sticking up for her. I can’t help but feel like her attackers were practicing learned behavior, and maybe would have acted like real men if they’d had any as role models.

    • March 3, 2015 12:40 pm

      You do know the KKK was started by the Democratic Party to keep blacks out of office correct? All you need to do is a Google search on their origins. Also please show facts that all Republicans do not want any minority to vote. When you post dribble like this, it defeats any point you may want to make because it makes you look uninformed and uneducated.

    • March 3, 2015 12:42 pm

      Are you missing the point of his blog post? Trolling his site for the wrong purposes here? Freedom to speak your mind and your opinions.. Stick to topic though. He is protecting his daughter. Nothing political about it aside from his mentioning about being Republican.

    • March 3, 2015 12:53 pm

      Sharon, way to hijack this for your own agenda. Curt wasn’t talking about anything you mentioned. He didn’t talk anything about party politics. You give your party a bad name when you do this.

    • March 3, 2015 12:56 pm

      It’s almost ironic that if you google “Sharon Linton” several of the first hits are for a convicted pedophile with that name.

    • March 3, 2015 1:16 pm

      What the hell are you even going on about!? This is about his daughter being verbally threatened and attached on twitter, and you have to turn it into a RACE ISSUE!!! Grow up.

    • March 3, 2015 1:33 pm

      We can agree on one topic while disagreeing on the rest, correct? How about we just stick to the issue at hand on this one URL, okay?

    • March 3, 2015 1:35 pm

      Not that it matters you do realize that Republicans back in the day fought along side minorities to help them procure their rights and most Democrats were in charge of the local lynchings. Not a Republican or Democrat myself, but I figured since you seemed to be lacking in history, I would point that out. 🙂

    • March 3, 2015 1:37 pm

      Ms. Linton, what in the world does any of your screed have to do with Mr. Schilling’s daughter being bullied and threatened? If you want to take issue with any of Mr. Schilling’s polities or personal views, that’s your right, but your reply to this blog post is completely irrelevant and has no place in this topic.

    • billrow permalink
      March 3, 2015 1:38 pm

      He has never said any of those things.

    • March 3, 2015 1:38 pm

      Seems to me the point is about the treatment of his daughter. It’s not necessarily about Curt Schilling. It’s disturbing that, especially as a woman, you would overlook the disparaging remarks about a young girl simply because you view her father as a “republican racist”. As far as this “Republican being too chicken” to serve his country….perhaps you missed the memo….. Neither Bill Clinton nor Barrack Obama served. Were they also not “healthy enough to serve”? And you have the temerity to call Schilling a hypocrite? How ironic.

    • March 3, 2015 1:39 pm

      dear ms linton. i am also a republican …i don’t agree with ted nugent..however unlike you i support his right to say whatever he likes as i do your right to say whatever you want, and if you would go back and look at history…the majority of wars the US has fought in….were STARTED by the party you so adamantly love, of course history and truth mean nothing to democrats they rewrite history every day to suit their agenda. .and of course like many democrats you see the word republican and miss the point of the entire message …which is you shouldn’t tweet garbage to a young lady…note i said many and not lost or all, as i don’t categorize everyone with a broad brush as you do….perhaps some day you may grow up…read your drivel and be ashamed of yourself (tho i doubt that will ever happen), as you are the other kind of troll political BS spewing form your digits at every turn not bothering to read what the topic at hand is. oh and before you spew garbage at me – i had a cousin die in iraq a few years ago..a brother in vietnam .and several uncles in korea, wwii, etc. how many of your relatives have ever served…my guess is zero or they woudl be ashamed of what you wrote

    • March 3, 2015 2:19 pm

      Sharon, I’m about as far away from “Republican” (as I understand the concept) as I can be. I’m a “Liberal” Canadian. You know, somewhere left of the Democrats?

      I don’t know Mr. Schilling (not a sports nut), but I do know he is a father with a daughter and I can certainly relate to that.

      Save the politics for when Mr. Schilling is out politicking … what he was doing here is what every parent would do irrespective of their politics, race, or money.

    • March 3, 2015 2:24 pm

      Sharon Linton…you are the Liberal Idiot of the Day (maybe even Liberal Idiot of the Week). Congrats.

    • hankgillette permalink
      March 3, 2015 2:27 pm

      LIghten up, Francis.

    • March 3, 2015 2:35 pm

      Sharon defending cyber-bullying on a high school girl because of your politics. What else will your politics allow you to do?

    • March 3, 2015 2:37 pm

      …because you disagree with his politics, his point on this (entirely separate) issue is void? Grow up.

    • March 3, 2015 2:43 pm

      Wow Sharon Linton, what a bitter little person you are. Name calling, generalizing and prejudicing. You sound like the racist.

      I love how you hold Curt Schilling responsible for the words of another person. You are delusional. Have fun being a troll. Maybe some day you’ll be good at it.

    • March 3, 2015 3:00 pm

      Sharon you just come across as angry and tone deaf. I disagree with Curt on almost all matters political, but can very easily applaud the mature, public and correct way he has proceeded here. The fact that you can’t parse these actions away from his world view as you interpret it reflects poorly on you. Not that I doubt you’ll care, but your just in the “haters gonna hate” bucket – how boring.

    • March 3, 2015 3:07 pm

      If all you took from this was the fact that he is a republican and an opportunity for you to show how poorly informed you are of the opposing political party of which you associate yourself with, then you have massively missed the point of this article.

    • March 3, 2015 3:15 pm

      I am a lefty (liberal not pitcher) who has very little use for 99% of what Curt Schilling says or represents. However, as a parent (of four daughters and one son) and proponent of human decency, I applaud his reaction to the hate and vitriol directed at his daughter. If people want to attack him for his beliefs and actions, that’s fine. But attacking his daughter with the cruelest of comments one can imagine is so far beyond acceptable that I cannot fathom what a person is thinking while composing such vile words. Any negative repercussions brought against these punks are well-deserved.

    • March 3, 2015 3:49 pm

      Seriously, Sharon. Not one word about what an outrage it is that an innocent young woman has been once again subjected to this barbaric sort of behavior? Do you only get indignant if the woman is NOT related to folks you despise? If she IS so related then she probably deserves it or what?

    • March 3, 2015 4:00 pm

      stereotype much ms linton? geez

    • Joe Mama permalink
      March 3, 2015 4:00 pm

      Yep, he’s full of crap. Granted, so are the awful trolls attacking Gabby. I feel very sorry for her.

    • March 3, 2015 4:15 pm

      Sharon – you really missed the point here. If you have issues with Mr. Shilling’s view points on other issues so be it. Feel free to send those directly to him. The posts and comments here are dealing with the current issue at hand – his daughter and the nasty things being posted about her and what nasty things people are threatening to do to her. What does Mr. Schilling’s lack of military involvement, or political stand points have to do with the cyberbullying and personal threats to a young woman? Why don’t you for one second forget that this is Curt Schilling posting this and think of it as your daughter and how you might feel? Personally, I’m glad he went public with it, so that others might benefit from the fallout. Cyberbullying is no joke and bears very serious consequences to its victims.

    • March 3, 2015 4:36 pm

      What a horrible post. Your “threshold question” is uninformed since it does not correctly state the views you claim to know. Your name calling only highlights the fact that you either need to be better informed or stay silent.

    • March 3, 2015 4:41 pm

      Good questions all, Sharon. However, not having the mental or emotional ability to separate issues is why I think you are a total asshole. A typical, self-righteous Democrat.

      By the way, I am a registered Green, and going on 20 years at that; no one is more annoyed by the Republican foolishness everywhere than I am. Try to separate your political issues from human rights issues, such as the one Curt is talking about.

      Furthermore, though I do not support Curt Schilling the “Republican” you can bet your ass I’ll be the first one to buy him a beer following through on his promise of doing everything he could to bring the championship to Boston. In my humble opinion, no one gave more. Period.

      Stop being a Demo-tool and get with the program!

    • March 3, 2015 4:50 pm

      Sharon, we who may call ourselves one thing or another can only speak for ourselves – not EVERY person who calls them self the same thing. What Ted Nugent called the president is unforgivable and has no place in society. I wrap myself in the flag EVERY day because this is the greatest country in the world – even though we have many problems. You are doing yourself no favors when stooping to what you abhor so much.

    • March 3, 2015 4:58 pm

      The man’s name is Schilling. Curt Schilling. Have a nice day.

    • March 3, 2015 5:02 pm

      What the heck does Shillings political position have to do with his standing up for moral values of a young women,”his daughter.” that supersedes any of your questions about his character as being a jerk in other areas..I agree with you there….He’s just defending his Daughter..And I will drop all the other issues I might have with him as a man,but not as a caring father..
      You Go Curt

    • March 3, 2015 5:16 pm

      Sharon you are a real nut job aren’t you? A pretty typical liberal response…I’m surprised you’re not blaming Bush? Put down your government sponsored cell phone and start dinner bought for you by your government sponsored food stamps to feed your 6 kids who are being taken care of by your government sponsored welfare checks. Rather than sitting on your hind end, try leaving the house, picking up a few applications in order to be gainfully employed, maybe pay some taxes now and again. Good luck in the future…

    • March 3, 2015 5:20 pm

      I feel sorry for you if you can’t separate what you wrote about Schilling and the fact that this has to do with an innocent girl.
      Are you a parent? If you’d react any differently than I feel for your children. Read it againagain from the perspective of a parent. Is your gut reaction really to attack Schilling and not the subhumans who wrote that about his daughter? What’s wrong with you?

    • March 3, 2015 5:26 pm

      Did you bother to read the entire blog post? Obviously not or you’d have written an educated post. Pick apart your entire post as if you’re proof-reading it. You’ll see your many, many errors – both grammatical and in your use of punctuation, or lack thereof.

      You are attempting to twist this to suit YOUR political agenda.

      Politics don’t belong in the posts the way you’ve represented them; it’s about human decency.

    • March 3, 2015 5:31 pm

      WOW! That is why you came on this thread? To speak about nothing that concerns this thread, get a life Sharon! I truly hope you don’t have kids because you are just mean-spirited. You sound like the type of person who would behave just like the jerks that this thread is about. WOW, you suck.

    • March 3, 2015 5:46 pm

      Pretty strong words, Ms/Mrs. Linton. Thank goodness we actually live in a society where there are two sides to every story; otherwise, Mr. Schilling–given your lopsided take–may have a hard time convincing anyone that he is a decent and fair human being. Let’s please be careful about slinging mud at someone void of concrete facts. To suggest he thinks of other members in our society as sub-human or 2nd class isn’t being honest, and, quite frankly, borders upon slander.

      Now, back to the post at hand. As much as the lingering memory/pain of the Red Sox’s dramatic comeback against my beloved NY Yankees still haunts me even to this day, I applaud No. 38 or any father who steps up to the plate and goes to bat for his children. They really are the future as the songwriter sings, and need positive role models in their lives on a daily basis. I tip my hat to parents the world over who actively invest in their offspring’s futures, shaping and molding them into respectful & responsible citizens.

      Life isn’t a perfect engagement, and, yes, we all have moments we wish we could push the rewind button, and have a do over; however, that isn’t realistic, so forgiveness is a good thing. Where I have no problem with anyone genuinely asking for and seeking forgiveness, remorse isn’t something that should be feigned or evoked repeatedly. Mean it, or save your breath. Life is full of too many people who have a lot to say, but “when all is said and done, more is said than done”, which about sums up Obama’s presidency (lots of hot air, MUCH ado about nothing)

      Doesn’t give Mr. Nugent the right to mock or demean him, but please don’t go thinking, Ms/Mrs. Linton, every Republican supports him or his comments (yet another gross generalization by you). I’m Republican, and respect Obama for the position he is in (our president), but just because I think he is merely a good talker in over his head doesn’t equate into me or anyone else being a racist. Talk is cheap where some of us come from…Obama is a good talker….Leadership requires MUCH more though.

    • March 3, 2015 5:53 pm

      …Sharon….Let me try to say this as nicely as possible by pointing out that you said a ton of just ignorant, pathetic lies here. No better than what the guys who were messaging his daughter this garbage. I’ll stop with that.

    • March 3, 2015 6:17 pm

      Wow. Yeah, that attitude is totally called for. People like you give liberals a bad name. Shame on you.

    • March 3, 2015 6:22 pm

      Great job in not actually addressing the point of this post. There are plenty of other posts where you can let out your political biases and have your comment actually be relevant and on point.

      I feel sorry that you have little capability to participate in meaningful conversations, and instead, you’re just some automaton who repeats the same statements again and again, regardless of the context where you’re saying stuff. That’s a pretty tough condition you have.

    • March 3, 2015 6:23 pm

      1. please send me the republican literature you are getting your facts from. I would love to give the proper credit to the authors.
      2. The last time I checked, the military in the U.S. is 100% voluntary. No one has been drafted in 30+ years. You don’t have to be rich to avoid the military, you just have to not sign up. If you do sign up for the military, be prepared to fight. I earned my degree in education. When I went to the classroom, I was prepared to teach.
      3. Please send me the article about the Republican Party glorifying in text ANYTHING Ted Nugent says….again for proper credit to be given.
      4. I have the number of a great anger management counselor you should speak with. Also,checking your facts before posting them wouldn’t hurt you either.

    • March 3, 2015 6:30 pm

      I agree 1000% with everything Curt said in this piece. Put yourself in his shoes he was congraduating his daughter on busting her ass and getting into college by getting great grades and being an outstanding athlete. Then for her to be targeted by these two goons and them mentioning all the vulgar crap they mentioned. I would have been in my car looking for these two idiots. Curt, did the right thing by calling them out getting them fired ,kicked out of school and getting legal action cause these two disgusting people deserved it.

    • March 3, 2015 6:31 pm

      wow. Well guess we know where kids like that come from.
      Quite simply unbelievable.

    • Rita Roint permalink
      March 3, 2015 6:31 pm

      What does your post have to do with cyber harassment which is the topic? Also, your post is full of baseless nonsense.

    • March 3, 2015 6:48 pm

      He is defending his daughter. You are way off on another subject.

    • March 3, 2015 6:59 pm

      @sharon Linton. This is not the time or place for you to take out your grievances. He is talking about his daughter receiving rape threats. Take it to another thread.

    • March 3, 2015 7:01 pm

      Nothing Sharon Linton has said has anything to do with the article, but she doesn’t care because liberals are morons.