We think this is a low blow by ESPN and totally unnecessary. Curt Schilling deserves better treatment than this!
After firing baseball analyst Curt Schilling for opposing transgender access to restrooms of the opposite sex, ESPN edited the former Boston Red Sox pitcher’s famous “bloody sock” performance out of a documentary recapping the 2004 American League pennant.
Mr. Schilling immediately took to Twitter to fire a few shots at his former employer.
“Wow, full one year complete fabrication to defame greatest QB, now omitting about 4 hours of a game I think I played in. Hmm #integritymuch,” he said in a tweet sure to rile all Boston-area fans who perceive ESPN’s treatment of Patriots QB Tom Brady as unfair.
The sports network admitted to cutting Mr. Schilling’s performance out of the “Four Days in October” broadcast, which aired on ESPN2 after an Arizona-Oregon softball game.
“When a live event runs long, it’s standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows,” an ESPN spokesman told the Boston Globe. “In this case, we needed to edit out one of the film’s four segments to account for the extra length of the softball game.”
The “30 for 30” documentary tells the story of the Red Sox storming back from a 3-0 series deficit against the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. Mr. Schilling pitched in Game 6 on an injured ankle that could be seen bleeding into his sock.
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