It’s only been a month since I checked in with former MLB pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling, who stirred the pot here with some comments about Kirby Puckett’s character.
He remained adamant at that time that he was a person who was going to speak his mind, saying, “I’ve never tried to make people like me — and I’ve never tried to make people dislike me. I’ve just tried to be honest to myself.”
If that was a regional story, Schilling now finds himself in a national controversy — and one impacting his job. After a tweet comparing Muslims and Nazis, Schilling has been taken off both the Little League World Series and this weekend’s Sunday Night Baseball telecast.
Schilling took the tweet down pretty quickly after it went out, but the Internet has no magic eraser. This latest flap is enough to make someone as prominent as Dan Patrick wonder when ESPN will say enough is enough.