Sox Pony Up a Little

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(Jim Davis / Boston Globe)

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This Just In ...

Three-time World Series champ Curt Schilling is taken on a high-speed tour of the harbor in the Persian Gulf port area while manning a 50 cal. machine gun on the foredeck. Honored and humbled by his USO tour overseas, Schilling will visit and shake hands with hundreds of troops as well as talk baseball as part of his week-long trip to the region.
(BDD / USO Photo by Dave Gatley -- Big Schill Photo)

Country First Curt Is Throwing Heat for the Troops Overseas

Former Sox ace turned media personality Curt Schilling is spending time with our troops as part of a week-long USO tour to the Persian Gulf. Taking the mound to extend America’s well wishes, Schilling will visit and shake hands with troops, sign autographs and pose for pictures.

Six-time major league baseball All-Star Curt Schilling poses for a photo with troops as part of a week-long USO tour to the Persian Gulf. Taking the mound to extend America’s well wishes, Schilling will visit and shake hands with troops, sign autographs and pose for pictures.
(BDD / USO Photo by Dave Gatley)
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