Dear Curt: Open Letter to Boston’s Blowhard SchillingPosted: September 13, 2008
It finally hit me. Your problem. It’s a common malady, suffered by many New Englanders, especially members of the Commonwealth. It’s called New York envy.
It’s been going on for more than 200 years, this jealousy. Ever since New York became the center of the universe, the heart of fashion, the capital of the financial world. Boston? Well it’s still the capital of Massachusetts. And home to some great American history.
Look I know you were born in Arkansas and grew up in Arizona, but admit it, you’ve always fancied yourself a Yankee killer.
So Big Mouth, guess you felt the need to lash out, to say the Yankees “suck” this year and call out Yankee fans. And even worse, New York fans.
Curt, maybe it’s time for a history lesson. Granted, it’s been a bad year for the Yankees, we’ll give you that. Nobody makes the playoffs every year.
You claim to have been there at the end of the Yankee dynasty. Which one? After all they Yankees have won 26 World Series. They have had many dynasties. More than any other team in any other sport as a matter of fact
Oh, I suppose you were there in 2001 when Arizona beat the Yankees in seven.I remember now, you were the guy who gave up the tie-breaking home run to Alfonso Soriano in the eighth inning, and would have been the losing pitcher if not for a Luis Gonzalez single in the ninth that still hasn’t reached the outfield grass,
Yeah, you pitched heroically in the “Bloody Sock” game in 2004, when the Red Sox rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win the pennant from the Yanks and go on to their first championship in 86 years. Of course, part of the reason your team was in a 3-0 hole to begin with was your rather lame effort in Game One of that ALCS. In case you forgot, your line that night was six runs in three innings, loser in a 10-7 Yankee win..
For a self-proclaimed dynasty slayer and Yankee killer, your all-time record against the Bombers ain’t that good either. How does 7-8, 4.71 ERA and just two wins in Yankee Stadium sound? Not very impressive.
Hall of Fame? Not
And not exactly Hall of Fame creds either, Mr. Blowhard. Outside of Sandy Koufax and Dizzy Dean, very few starting pitchers have ever gone into the Hall with 216 wins. Nice try though.
Finally Curt, who anointed you a football expert. I haven’t met a single fan — Jets, New York or otherwise — who was happy to see Tom Brady go down. So no, New York is not rejoicing over Brady’s injury.
After all, the Patriots couldn’t have gone 18-1 and the lost the Super Bowl to the Giants without him.
You know the Giants, Curt. They’re a New York team.
Your friend in blogging,
PS: Curt Schilling’s s blog can be found at 38 Pitches.