Curt Schilling Says Steroid Cheats Have No Place in Hall of Fame
Curt Schilling and his "bloody sock"
Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling says professional baseball players, who have admitted to using steroids, should be barred from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
New York Yankees fans would say: So should a dirty sock with some alleged blood on it that somehow managed to slip past Cooperstown's content police.
Schilling went on the Dan Patrick Show this morning to chat about what he's doing lately and what he's doing lately is running his mouth about other players.
Schilling, who was part of a pitching tandem that won the World Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001, says a number of former and current players don't belong in the Hall because they used steroids during what is commonly known as baseball's "steroid era," compliments of Oakland's most Athletic 40/40 asshole, Joe Canseco.
"Of the top 10 hitters and pitchers in my generation, over half of them are cheats," Schilling says.
He may be right, but he only names Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds (whom Schilling claims to "despise"), Alex Rodriguez, and Mark McGwire.
Suspiciously absent from Schilling's list of cheaters are some of his former teammates from his Boston glory days: Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, both of whom found their names on baseball's naughty list, the infamous Mitchell Report.
"If I hear one more guy admit to [steroids] and deny that it doesn't make them a better hitter or pitcher, I'm going to throw up," Schilling says.
Puke away, Curt. The Hall could display those chunks right next to your "bloody" sock.
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