This is pathetic. Laura Vecsey in the Baltimore Sun writes an article (subscription required) questioning Curt Schilling’s injury, even going so far as to say that there’s a chance he may have used magic marker to fake the “blood” (or whatever it was) on his sock. Do any of you Yankees fans want to go on the record and say you got beat by an injury-faker? Which is it? Did the Yankees choke to a healthy Schilling who fakes injuries or an injured Schilling who doesn’t? Which is more pathetic? Vecsey can’t come up with any specific Yankee names, and that throws the column into question, but in any case here’s a nice sample from this preposterous article:
…we give you the New York Yankees – not that they’re a totally credible source, considering their postseason misery at the hands of Schilling and the Red Sox.
Manager Joe Torre did posit the idea that the Yankees didn’t bunt more on Schilling in that fateful Game 6 of the American League Championship Series because they weren’t really sure how hurt he was.
Even factoring in the sour grapes, word out of New York is that some Yankees players wouldn’t put it past Schilling to dab his sock with red magic marker, or apply generous amounts of Mercurochrome – anything to amplify the Red Sox’s amazing postseason run and, of course, to hoist his stature.