Curt Schilling doesnt think its disqualifying he was pro-lynching, just a problem with whose hanginghe applauded thats keeping him from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The claim from the pitching great, which may read more like a Mad Libs than a legitimate sports news item, comes after early ballot returns suggest he will not make the Hall in his fifth year ofeligibility, with several voters citing the character clause to keep Schillingon the outside.
Schilling, who was fired from ESPN followinga tweet likening the Muslim demographics to Nazi Germanys,has been particularly decriedby voters mostly journalists for a pre-Election Daytweet in which he laughed and appeared toendorse lynching those same voters. The Posts Mike Vaccaro, the Boston Globes Dan Shaughnessy and FanRag Sports Jon Heyman, among many others, have made clear it was Schillings assertion that lynching journalists is so much awesome that cost him his ballot check.
Wallace Matthews, of New York Sports Day, gave up his vote altogether because of the disgust over the thought of supportinga prodigious talent who chuckledat killing journalists.
But Schilling says thats merely a pretense, and its his conservative beliefs and support for President-elect Donald Trump that is keeping him from baseball immortality.
If I had said, Lynch Trump, Id be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year, Schilling, a 50-year-old Breitbart talk show host and professional meme-sharer, told TMZin a video published Monday.
Fewvoters, however, have explicitly mentioned his support of Trump, even as Schilling went on the airwaves to defend Trump ogling a preteen.
Schilling, a three-time World Series winner and six-time All-Star with the Phillies, Diamondbacks and Red Sox, took the voters wagging finger and pointed it right back at them.
[Voters are]not hiding the fact they stopped voting for me because of the things Ive said on social media, Schilling said.Thats their prerogative as voters. Theyre not gonna vote for me because of the character clause. There are some of the worst human beings Ive ever known voting. There are scumbags.
Schilling, whostill is threatening to run against Elizabeth Warren in 2018 for a Senate seat in Massachusetts, did not seem broken up about the likely Hall rejection.
Lifes not fair, Schilling said.