Recent notice that Curt Schilling held a real estate sale was deeply sobering. The three-time World Series Champion endured a very public fall as a result of the bankruptcy that his video game company (38 Studios) suffered last year. But, this great pitcher deserves to retain his dignity, despite what former opponents might be feeling.
Despite a strong effort against the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, Schilling didn't achieve his greatest fame while he was wearing a Philadelphia Phillies' uniform. Those nine seasons (1992-2000) actually represented the longest time he spent with any team during his 20-year career.
Schilling was unquestionably one of the better starting pitchers of his day. The hard-throwing right-hander's 'Fall Classic' performances for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2001) and Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007) secured his place in history as a major playoff star.
Now that his luminosity has lessened, Schilling's dignity stands bare.
It's not easy to become a great big leaguer, or to succeed in business. But, the Alaskan native gave it his all in both fields. Now, it's time for all decent fans to give number 38 a break.