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Thu, 11/05/2009 - 10:00am  

Schilling: Comeback squelched

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and commiserated with the hosts about the Yankees' World Series championship. He spoke with just a hint of sarcasm when asked about Alex Rodriguez winning his first title.

 

"Oh, jeez, let's all cheer up because A-Rod's come full circle now," Schilling said. "He's got his ring, he's complete, blah, blah, blah, whatever. Listen, they're used to it, and they have to accept the fact that no one outside New York is remotely happy today. OK, the Yankees won. Move on. When does spring training start? When do we sign free agents?"

 

Schilling was asked about Pedro Martinez opening up to the media this week and his relationship with Martinez when they played on the Red Sox.

 

"As a player, you see that funny-ha-ha stuff and the from-the-heart stuff in a different light [because] you're living with these guys every day," Schilling said. "And there's things that happen behind the scenes that aren't fun and cool. And you watch people that you care about and people that you know respect the game get disrespected. You guys remember, when Pedro was here, Pedro played by different rules. And Pedro, to a degree, earned the right to play by different rules. But players that play by different rules and take advantage of those, that's probably the only reason I ever had issues with Pedro. And it was not a big deal, I know people are going to make it a bigger deal than I'm making it. But the amount of respect and admiration and the loyalty and friendship I have with [Terry Francona] ... I saw some things, from Opening Day leaving the ballpark in Tito's first game here. There's just little, crappy dumb stuff. But you know what, you never questioned the guy's heart and commitment and the fact that he was going to leave it on the field every fifth day. As a teammate, that's all I ever asked from anybody I ever played with, and there are very few guys I played with that didn't give me that."

 

Schilling also discussed his own flirtation with coming back this season.

 

"The one scenario I possibly had contemplated was coming back for the second half of this year and pitching," Schilling said. "What I realized early in the year was I could pitch again and I could be better than I was in '07. I had to sit down and kind of go through the mental checklist at home. And there were no checks in the 'for' box. I couldn't do it. I didn't want to. I was laughing because I was sitting around thinking about, 'Jeez, I don't want to go out in the middle of the season and work to get a job for a team if no one needs pitching,' and it turned out in the middle of the season every team I ever played for needed pitching.

 

"Once Pedro signed in Philadelphia, I thought, 'Wow, that's cool,' " Schilling added. "It played out perfectly. It was good to see him do that. Pedro brings a lot to the table when he's committed to something, even when he's not pitching. And I'm sure he had an impact and some influence on the young Latin players on that team, as well as the young pitchers."

 

To hear the interview, check the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. Read the transcript on Schilling's 38 Pitches WEEI.com blog.




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