March 25, 2009

Curt Schilling, Anchorman

In TNR, Jason Gay argues that Curt Schilling was the Ron Burgundy of baseball:

Like Ron in his native San Di-ah-go, Schilling was a locally beloved institution--a hero in Boston, Philly, and Arizona--with a comically inflated sense of self-importance. He was a very, very good pitcher, especially in the postseason, but not an all-time great (most sportswriters think he's a bubble candidate for the Hall of Fame). Still, when Schilling dramatically wrote in his retirement post, "Four Wosrld Series, three World Championships ... there are men with plaques in Cooperstown who never experienced one," all that was missing was that famous Ron-ism, '"I'm kind of a big deal."
I also like the comparison of Roger Clemens to Wes Mantooth.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 25, 2009 09:48 PM
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