Curt Schilling wants to get back in the game.
The former big-league pitcher texted Gabe Kapler, the new Phillies manager, expressing interest in being his pitching coach, according to a report from 97.5 The Fanatic radio.
Schilling, who recently joined Breitbart, clearly still has a love for baseball, but he comes with a ton of baggage.
Curt Schilling is eyeing a return to baseball.
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Most recently, Schilling called ESPN anchor Jemele Hill a “racist” while on CNN. Later in the same interview, he said he was fired from ESPN for being a conservative, saying that “ESPN and Disney both openly support what I believe to be racist, liberal agenda.”
He also accused Orioles outfielder Adam Jones of lying about having racial slurs hurled at him in Fenway Park earlier this year, with Schilling declaring that Jones “is full of s–t, honestly.”
New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler was teammates with Curt Schilling, who asked the new skipper for a job as pitching coach.
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Kapler and Schilling have a connection, as the two were teammates for three years with the Red Sox, including winning a World Series in 2004.
But even if Kapler indeed wants Schilling on the team, the Phillies would have to feel comfortable with bringing aboard the inflammatory Schilling, who spent eight seasons in Philadelphia. Quite simply, they may just not want the headache.
Source: Ny Daily News