THE JER

May 10, 2007 |

Curt Schilling is a jerk. 

I’d like to say it took me time to compose that sentence- that I stared at the ceiling for hours before writing…

Curt Schilling is a jerk. 

But I didn’t. 

Sure I guess I could’ve been more erudite.  I could’ve written…

Curt Schilling is a CAD.

Or perhaps more flippant.

Curt Schilling is a CLOWN.

But none of the other sentences capture him so succinctly. 

Curt Schilling is a JERK.

Yesterday he made comments about Barry Bonds that are reprehensible.  You probably know the story by now but, for those who have missed it, he was asked during a radio interview whether he thought fans should "hold their noses" while watching Bonds’ pursuit of Aaron’s home run record. According to one news website, this is how Schilling responded:

“Oh yeah. I would think so. I mean, he admitted that he used steroids,” said Schilling, according to the Globe. “I mean, there’s no gray area. He admitted to cheating on his wife, cheating on his taxes, and cheating on the game, so I think the reaction around the league, the game, being what it is, in the case of what people think. Hank Aaron not being there. The commissioner [Bud Selig] trying to figure out where to be. It’s sad…"

Later on in the interview he also claimed that Bonds admitted being responsible for the Kennedy assassination, the rising price of oil and the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs.

Actually, Schilling would never blame Bonds for the dinosaurs because I don’t think he believes in dinosaurs.  Schilling is a fundamentalist Christian. At least he is now.  From what I understand, Schilling was once a party boy but anyway… 

The fact that the man has his own website and thinks we’re all really supposed to care what he thinks is repulsive to me.  His teammates hate him.  The media isn’t exactly warmed by his arrogance.  And now Barry Bonds and I both hate him even more. 

I assume that, for Schilling, the apology was the proper "Christian thing to do".  Maybe it even says so in the Bible.  I wouldn’t know since I haven’t read any of it since- well, since ever.  I do have a good friend who’s a Methodist minister and he passed this quote my way:

"Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness" –  Exodus 20 (you can read the rest of the Bible HERE) - thanks nestor

In other words  – "liar, liar pants on fire!"

Apparently it’s one of the Ten Commandments. I only know the ones about not killing people, being nice to your parents and something about leaving your neighbor’s wife alone… or is it sheep?  Well whatever… What I’m saying is, Schilling is a hypocrite.  And boy do I HATE HYPOCRITES.  He said what he said yesterday and he should’ve stuck with it but instead today he gave us:

"I’d love to tell you I was ambushed, misquoted, misinterpreted, something other than what it was, but I wasn’t… I’m thinking that waking up at 8:30 am to do the weekly interview we do with WEEI is probably not the greatest format and if you heard the interview it’s not hard to realize that I’m usually awake about 30-45 seconds before it begins."

You can read the rest of the drivel HERE:

Notice if you will the comment from Schilling fan, "Mudpuppy" who wrote:

"It takes a bigger man to admit mistakes. And a wise man to know that grace is an amazing thing."

So Schilling is the bigger man for admitting his mistakes?  Maybe that works in Mudpuppy’s world.  But in mine, he’s an arrogant, egotistical JERK.  And that’s the WORD.

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