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. Ay if you look above you will see Duh posted at 8:11 If you look at the Robertson thread I posted at 8:11. Believe what you wish.

  2. Obama warned Boston voters today that Martha Coakley must win or his socialist experiment to remake American banking, energy, and health care, etc. will be doomed:

    “We’ve got so much work left to do. And, as much progress as we’ve made, I can’t do it alone. I need leaders like Martha by my side so that we can kick it into high gear; so that we can finish what we’ve started.”

  3. Michelle Obama says in a speech and I quote Michelle Obama here from the OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of her speech.

    “Barack saw his mother, who was very young and very single when she had him, and he saw her work hard to complete her education and try to raise he and his sister.”

    This took place at a speech at the July 10th 2008 round table discussion at Pierson Auditorium on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City. So if anyone created the doubt Obama momma had him out of wedlock it was Michelle.

    http://blog.showmeprogress.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1297

  4. Elaine M.,

    Why give the troll Troll food? It is what it is/ Duh, Bdaman, Alan and a few others are one in the same.

  5. Eniobobo

    tu habla espanol, me ta bien mass e minus, perro no escribe bueno

    me magusto vacciones e Costa Rica, de mujeres mui bonita de todo mundo. Por que to ablard con meo un pendejo.

  6. Freud would probably say that I want to have sex with Curt Shilling but, the truth is, he plays for the wrong team.

  7. eniobob,

    Grow up. The professor has asked that personal attacks be stopped. Your comment, even in Spanish, is nothing but a personal attack.

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