Schill Rips Raffy
Schill Rips Raffy
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Schill Wants Raffy's Records Wiped Off Books
8.24: Curt Schilling on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan (audio here):
He (Frank Robinson) thinks Rafael Palmeiro’s records should be wiped out of the books. Would you agree or disagree?
Curt Schilling: I would agree.
You think just cross them right out, erase them, zero line, a little white-out?
CS: “Yeah. I read something the other day about his career, his career numbers and how a lot of his career numbers coincide with certain dates and he obviously sat next to me in Washington and lied, so I don’t know there’s any way to prove that anything he did was not under the influence of performance enhancing drugs… Nothing surprises me anymore. I think growing up, being a fan of the game, watching Steve Howe, watching Darryl Strawberry, watching the things that happened to Doc Gooden. And stuff like that I think I had just gotten to the point where I finally realized that liars and cheaters and criminals exist in all professions and baseball doesn’t absolve us from being human beings and we’re going to have the same kind of people that play this game that do anything else in the world.
What will you say to Palmeiro when you see him?
CS: I won’t say anything to him. I don’t have anything to say to him. I’ve never played with him. I’m not his teammate. My hope is that Raffy does whatever he can possibly do in his position to help further the message that baseball needs to send to kids and to people. Whether he’s going to be able to do that, given what he’s done, to me is doubtful. He has no credibility, I don’t think, in that area. I think that’s gonna be a tough one. I just hope his life gets righted and he does the right thing… On that same (zero tolerance Congressional) committee are some families whose children killed themselves, which I think is…