A Schilling Short? Democratic Senate Candidate Defames Red Sox Pitcher

We recently saw how a single interview is viewed as ending the New York Senate run of Harold Ford Jr. just as it was beginning. Now, an interview with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is being cited as a possible fatal mistake in the close race to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy against Republican Scott Brown. While she did not discuss pedicures and limo rides like Ford, she may have committed a greater political sin in Boston: she called the Red Sox Icon Curt Schilling a Yankee fan.

In Boston, referring to the venerable former Red Sox pitcher, as a Yankee fan is akin to declaring yourself a Polytheist with a hankering for the sacrilegious. Here is what Coakley said [WARNING: The following quote contains disturbing and even vulgar language for Red Sox fans]:

After Coakley raised baseball with WBZ News Radio, she noted that Rudolph W. Giuliani had appeared in Boston to support Brown, a Yankee fan. The reporter, Dan Rea, the noted “Yeah, but now Scott Brown has Curt Schilling, OK?’’

Coakley replied, “And another Yankee fan.’’

“Schilling?’’ Mr. Rea pressed.

“Yes,’’ she said.

Rea collected himself and again asked “Curt Schilling a Yankee fan?’’

Coakley then picked up something was amiss: “No, all right, I’m wrong on my, I’m wrong.’’

It is not clear if that recovery was enough given the sacrilegious Schilling comments for Boston voters. I am just happy that we are finally moving away from those distractions of health care, Haitian relief, and prosecuting torture.

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49 thoughts on “A Schilling Short? Democratic Senate Candidate Defames Red Sox Pitcher”

  1. Bdaman:

    You are neo-con troll, maybe even a reactionary neo-con troll. A running dog neo-con troll?

  2. This is confirmation to the rest of the country, for those who continue to doubt, that he is indeed a progressive and clearly not a centrist.

  3. I think the misstatement by Obama was a huge gaffe. At about 4:28 during the speech, Obama states:

    “…you will carry on the best progressive, forward-looking values…”

    He alluded to Massachusetts’ as being progressive and may have thought he was in good company, but for those watching the speech who are undecided and awakened to the whole progressive agenda, maybe not so much anymore.

  4. I wonder how many of these people will be voting tomorrow.

    An analysis was conducted by the Aristotle International Inc., a technology company specializing in political campaigns, developing software and databases for politicians.


    They found that in Massachusetts, 116,483 registered voters are dead, 3.38 percent of the state’s total of registered voters. Another 538,567, or 15.6 percent, had moved to an area outside of where they are registered to vote.

  5. (BOSTON, MA) On the eve of one of the most anticipated state elections in modern American history, it’s still a day off for Massachusetts state employees. The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office in downtown BMass Teachersoston is closed to the public for Martin Luther King Day. However, at least one intrepid worker is answering the phones in case local election officials need help preparing for tomorrow’s special election showdown for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. The unnamed worker expects Secretary William Galvin in the office later today.

    Meanwhile, across the street at the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the holiday and a bitter winter storm have kept the crowds away from a phone bank for Democratic candidate Martha Coakley. As of 10:20 this morning, not a single volunteer had yet arrived for the 10am phone bank.

  6. Bdaman, Duh, Steve P., Allen or whom ever your nom de plume is today.

    You know it get tiring. Do you get paid by the page or number of entrys you can prove that you have submitted in one day, week, month, hour, year?

    Or you too may be independently wealthy and able to do this?

  7. Well I don’t know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
    I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
    Clowns to the left of me,
    Jokers to the right, here I am,
    Stuck in the middle with you.

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