Former MLB star Curt Schilling sat down for an interview with Fox News’ Mark Levin, host of “Life, Liberty & Levin” to discuss his exclusion from the MLB Hall of Fame, despite his excellent statistics.Schilling said his omission from Cooperstown partly has to do with his outspokenness on political views. “You think it’s political?” Levin asked “Part of it is,” Schilling replied. “I mean, it’s not a guess. People that have not voted for me specifically because of the things I’ve said or did, they’ve said it. They’ve come out and said, ‘I can’t vote for him because of what he said and what he did.’” The three-time World Series champion and one-time World Series MVP said his name is now in the same group as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens — talented former players deserving of being in the Hall of Fame based on numbers but linked to cheating. “They are equating me and … [Read more...] about Schilling Says His Conservative Political Views Are Keeping Him Out of MLB Hall of Fame
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Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame candidacy got a public show of support on Sunday from someone who knows about being a candidate for something, and winning. Late Sunday evening, President Trump took to Twitter and gave the Breitbart podcast host and MLB Hall of Fame candidate a solid vote of support:Schilling, who amassed over 200 major league wins in a career spanning 20 years, is set to hear whether he will win acceptance into baseball’s hallowed hall on Tuesday. Also up for induction are fellow baseball legends Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Oz, Schilling, along with Clemens and Bonds, should not expect to get approval from Hall of Fame voters this time around. “With the results of this year’s vote coming Tuesday, it seems like a safe bet that neither Bonds, Clemens nor Schilling should be waiting by the phone,” Oz explained. “This won’t be their year unless everything we think we know about Hall of Fame … [Read more...] about President Trump: ‘Curt Schilling Deserves to Be in the Hall of Fame’
Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each weekday to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad will stop by several times per day to navigate. But you drive the conversation. I agree with your column that Harold Baines is below the standard for the Hall of Fame. But is there a benefit to this in that some deserving players that have been overlooked might now get a second chance? I’d love to see Luis Tiant and Dwight Evans make it, for instance. Are the other former Red Sox players that should get further consideration now that the bar is lowered? – Pat R. First, though there are probably dozens of hitters more qualified than Baines for induction, I … [Read more...] about Which former Red Sox player deserves to be in the Hall of Fame?
A pair of former Red Sox could be headed to Cooperstown. Retired first baseman Kevin Youkilis and retired right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe both were included on the 2019 Baseball Hall of Ballot that was released Monday. Youkilis and Lowe, two members of the 2004 World Series team, were also inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame earlier this year. “Don’t let anyone stop you from pursuing your dreams in life!!!” Youkilis tweeted following the announcement Monday. “Never would I have ever dreamed about making this list but hard work, drive and a love for the game allowed me to be included with so many amazing MLB peers. #Blessed #Honored.” Youkilis — a three-time All-Star and 2007 Gold Glove recipient — played eight seasons with the Red Sox and finished his 10-year career with a .281 batting average. Lowe — a two-time All-Star — also played eight seasons in Boston. He was the AL saves leader as a member of … [Read more...] about Kevin Youkilis, Derek Lowe among first-timers on 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
It's sad to say it in the middle of an NFL season, just months removed from an Eagles Super Bowl championship, but thinking about spring training is a pretty nice thought right now for Philly sports fans.If you have a few minutes to turn your attention away from the horrid bloodbath that is the Eagles 2018 season, there are a few Phillies news items, rumors and takes floating around right now. Here's a look:Halladay to the Hall?Former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay is eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time this summer.He's not the only player with Philly ties to be up for the hall. Freddy Garcia, Roy Oswalt, Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco and Michael Young are all newcomers while Curt Schilling, Billy Wagner and Scott Rolen remain on the ballot.The one-year anniversary of his tragic death was earlier this month. Here's what Koy Zdimal remembered on that occasion: To wrap up this remembrance of Halladay I wanted to leave this personal story Halladay which I believe … [Read more...] about What they’re saying about the Phillies: Halladay’s Hall of Fame eligibility and free agent consolation prizes