Rough and Ready

Schilling Would Wear a Tutu To Get Roger Back

What would you do to get Roger back?

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Curt Schilling this morning made his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan program. Here are some excerpts: "I actually shook hands and said hello [to Clemens before the game] and didn't realize it until after the game. ... He said 'I don't want to bug you, I know you're getting ready for the game. I just wanted to wish you luck.' And I said 'OK.' No, we didn't chat."

Did you get the sense that he's going to seriously consider coming to Boston and will you try to campaign for that?

"Yes, and yes. I think the x-factor is going to be Debbie [Clemens]. I think she's going to have a lot of input, not that she wouldn't anyway. But I think she's going to have a lot of say in what he ends up deciding to do and what he ends up wanting to do. And I think Debbie likes Boston. And I think Boston is going to be one of the two spots he's going to consider coming back [along with Houston]."

So he's not going to consider New York in your mind?

"I don't think so."

"I think there's a lot of sentimental value [on Clemens coming back to the Red Sox]. I think he's sold, and was sold a long time ago, on the fact that this is not your ‘90s Red Sox. People in Boston are still pissed at him for what they feel like he did when [he left Boston] ... [but] there's not a man alive that would have stayed here and played for [Dan] Duquette after the idiotic and stupid things that he did and said."

"I've always been a fan of his (Clemens) to the point where I'll get verbally beat on by teammates because I'm a big Clemens fan."

Do you have a (Clemens) throwback jersey?

"I'm not a stalker, I'm a fan."

Would you make a recruiting phone call if asked?

"I'd wear a tutu. There isn't anything I wouldn't do, potentially, if the thought or the possibility that he wants to come back here. In all honesty, I think he's way past it and I think he's retired, mentally. But I think there's a part of him that's charging up for a three-month run with somebody."

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