Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Curt Schilling

ESPN has suspended Schilling for the entire season now. They had initally agreed to let him back on the air after he apologized for his tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis, but just as he was about to be reinstated he got into a war of words with an on-line sports website. You can read all about that here.

I have a feeling that the real reason he's suspended again has nothing to do with his unrepentant feelings, which is what ESPN is saying publicly. It has more to do with his ripping of an ESPN colleague (Chris Mortensen), and his terrible decision to get into a war of words with that website.

My personal opinion is that Schilling was a moron to respond, particularly when his position was so precarious. Rule #1 of getting out of a hole--stop digging. On the other hand, if he's really being suspended for believing what he believes, that's not right either...even if I happen to disagree with what he believes.