ESPN Erases Curt Schilling from History

Posted by on May 02, 2016 at 8:30 am
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Remember the infamous bloody sock game from the 2004 American League Championship Series? If you still watch ESPN, it’s as if it never happened.

Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.

Just pathetic.

As the game wore on, Schilling’s white sock became noticeably stained with blood just above his shoe, and he had some visible trouble moving fluidly, but he pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run and helping Boston to a season-saving 4-2 win. Along with Dave Roberts’s stolen base in Game 4 and David Ortiz’s two walk-off hits, Schilling authored one of the most iconic moments of that, or any, postseason series.As the game wore on, Schilling’s white sock became noticeably stained with blood just above his shoe, and he had some visible trouble moving fluidly, but he pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run and helping Boston to a season-saving 4-2 win. Along with Dave Roberts’s stolen base in Game 4 and David Ortiz’s two walk-off hits, Schilling authored one of the most iconic moments of that, or any, postseason series.

Yeah, it was only one of the more memorable moments in baseball history and ESPN looks like a joke.

As a Yankee fan, we wish it never did happen, but it did.

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