Apparently the Boston Red Sox are on two different wave links, just one day after David Ortiz defended Barry Bonds, his loud mouthed and opinionated teammate, Curt Schilling, let it be known, that he doesn't feel the same way.
“He admitted that he used steroids, there’s no gray area,” Schilling on WEEI-AM yesterday morning. “He admitted to cheating on his wife, he admitted to cheating on his taxes and he cheated on the game. I think the reaction around the league, around the game, seeing what it is, is an indication of what people think - Hank Aaron not being there, the commissioner trying to figure out where to be. It’s sad.”
Ok, I am in no way a Barry Bonds fan, but i'm not a Schilling fan either, I think they are both dicks and I have no idea why Schilling always feels it's his job to create unwanted and unnecessary friction by making stupid statements like this. First of all, he never admitted to cheating on his taxes, isn't that what he's currently fighting in court? It is a known fact that Bonds' did indeed have a mistress, but hasn't Schilling ever heard of the man law?(I kid, I kid) And although it's evident that Bonds' took steroids, as far as I know he's never came out and said he took steroids, or should I say he's never taken them knowingly. Look, I am all in favor for free speech, I have no problem with Schilling and anyone for that matter, speaking their opinions but if you're going to go on a radio show, and bash someone to that magnitude, you might want to get your facts right.
But he didn't stop there....
“I don’t care that he’s black or green or purple or yellow or whatever - it’s unfortunate,” the Sox right-hander said. “There are good people and bad people. It’s unfortunate it’s happening the way it happened.”
Schilling then laughed as he was asked if Bonds would get a pitch to hit were he at the plate at Fenway in June with a shot at tying or breaking the record.
Like I said earlier, yesterday David "Big Papi" Ortiz defended Barry and then later said he may have also unknowingly taken steroids while in the Dominican. Ortiz said that he believes when Barry Bonds inevitably breaks the All-Time homerun record, which he is now just 10 away, he should be cheered, and cheered loudly.
“He deserves respect,” Ortiz said Sunday in Minneapolis. “People are not going to give it to him because of all the bad things running around, this and that, but people need to realize. I’ve heard a lot of different things about Barry Bonds, but people should just admit it - this guy’s a bad (expletive).”
Despite revelations in “Game of Shadows,” the book by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams that offers a damning chain of evidence linking BALCO and a number of baseball players, including Bonds, Ortiz said he is unaware of any evidence that Bonds used steroids.
Ortiz had much more to say during this interview, including saying that the Commissioner, Bud Selig is making things worse by making inconclusive remarks about whether or not he will be attending the game that Bonds breaks the record. Here's the link to the Boston Herald story.
By the way, here is Curt Schilling's official blog, 38 Pitches.