Schilling’s side

With developing technologies of the Internet, more and more MLB players are taking advantage of this by writing on blogs and websites.  Some are MLB.com sanctioned which I would presume would be monitored.  Other players have there own websites where I would assume they would have more freedom. 

Most players talk about life as a player or events that happen to them in their journey through the minors or majors.  Others even talk about how they play the game.  Most are interesting as they give us an inside look into the game of baseball.

But wait till one of them actually has an opinion.

Curt Schilling, who, let’s face it, is no stranger to having an opinion, recently wrote this on this on his official blog, 38 pitches:

“Roger has denied every allegation brought to the table. So as a fan my thought is that Roger will find a way in short order to organize a legal team to guarantee a retraction of the allegations made, a public apology is made, and his name is completely cleared. If he doesn’t do that then there aren’t many options as a fan for me other than to believe his career 192 wins and 3 Cy Youngs he won prior to 1997 were the end. From that point on the numbers were attained through using PED’s. Just like I stated about Jose, if that is the case with Roger, the 4 Cy Youngs should go to the rightful winners and the numbers should go away if he cannot refute the accusations.”

No doubt you have heard about this in the media.  But please read the entire post before making up your mind about Schilling and his ideas.  The media the way that it is tend to focus on the sensational points rather than the substance of the matter.  Some media outlets do a fair job of covering the job… others just focus on what sells.  Further, many fans are reacting to headlines and soundbites rather than considering the original source.

Did Schilling’s article persuade me that Clemens needs to give up his four Cy Youngs?  No, he didn’t.  But that’s not the point. 

The point is that Schilling had a lot more to say. 

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