On Curt Schilling’s Future in Baseball

Curt Schilling, baseball journeyman, from the Orioles to the Phillies to the Diamondbacks to the Red Sox, has begun talking about his future in baseball.

Schilling thinks he might want to play for the Chicago Cubs. :cubs:

Or possibly the Tampa Bay Rays.

He’s not sure yet. One or the other, though.

Schilling, who has a career mark of 216-146, said money would not be a major issue. He’s looking for a team that has championship potential and has never won a title.

I’ve no real opposition to Schilling in a Cubs uniform. My only question — do the Cubs need Schilling? What would he bring to the team? I look at the starting pitchers we have — Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, Ted Lilly, Sean Marshall, and Rich Harden among them — and I don’t see a role for Schilling. And I’m not aware of Schilling ever really being a mentor to younger pitchers, the way Greg Maddux was.

As I said, I’m not opposed to Schilling. I always liked the High Heat Baseball games that he was the cover athlete for. But for Schilling as a Cub? I’m just… baffled.

But it’s not like Schilling is the only baseball veteran still looking for a place to play this coming season. Take Manny Ramirez, for instance; he has a minor league contract with the Toledo Mud Hens on the table. Pedro Martinez is looking for a team, too.

Go Cubs! :cubs:

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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