He's Coming Right at You

He's Coming Right at You

Red Sox pithcer Curt Schilling delivers a throw while warming up before pitching in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium, in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 8, 2007.

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Curt's Eliminating the Media Middle Man

Schilling on Blogging:

3.20.07, Curt Schilling on sports radio WEEI's Dennis and Callahan:

Schilling: “…When I feel like it, I knock it out. And I can type somewhat fast so it doesn’t take me nearly as long as some people might think. Partially (does it to answer all the questions that come his way), sure. I think there’s a level of unhappiness with the way sports media conducts itself. There are a lot of people that just suck at what they do. And as athletes, you pay the price for people like that and… a lot of different reasons (why he blogs), no one reason. But one of the things I thought was great was that the other day, I had written that lengthy post about my contract situation and the next day in The Boston Globe, there’s an article about my contract situation that just quoted the blog and I didn’t have to do anything for that.”

Q: So you kind of eliminate the middle man?

Schilling: “Not kinda, you do. You do. And that’s not a bad thing in a lot of cases. So, it’s been something… I wasn’t ready for the amount of traffic and the number of people. To have gotten over a half million people in 11 days was somewhat staggering to me… We don’t have to plug it (38pitches.com), it is what it is.

Q: You said half a million?

Schilling: “Yeah, 11 days.”

Q (Callahan): So how do you think they find out about it? They find out about it through those media people who suck. They’re the ones spreading the word…

Schilling: “No, no actually they don’t. They found out about it online, most of them. Boston Dirt Dogs. Yeah… the beauty of it is, it is what you make it. It’s an easy forum, and it’s a cool way to do the Q&A thing which is something I don’t mind doing every now and then.”

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. The site is not produced by the Boston Globe sports dept.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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