NO GREY AREA: Looks Like A Red Sock, Sounds Like A Red Sock, Must Be A Red Sock
Not sure how I let this slip by — Curt Schilling on Barry Bonds as Bonds approaches Hank Aaron’s home run record. One ego can’t be trumped, or can it?
Schilling’s own words when interviewed on WEEI Radio earlier this month (the 8th or 9th?): http://www.weei.com, transcribed by Poynter Online http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=122966
“I mean, he admitted that he used steroids. I mean, there’s no grey 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. And I don’t care that he’s black, or green, or purple, or yellow, or whatever. It’s unfortunate. There’s [sic] good people and bad people. It’s unfortunate that it’s happening the way it’s happening.”
Oh, yeah, his “apology” — http://38pitches.com/2007/05/09/public-apology/#more-81
“…was a callous, reckless and irresponsible thing to say, and for that I apologize to Barry, Barry’s family, Barry’s friends and the Giants organization, my teammates and the Red Sox organization as well as anyone else that may have been offended by the comments I made.”
Catch that? “as well as anyone else that may have been offended by the comments I made” Sounds sincere, eh? Bloody sock, yeah!