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Pitching for Ted’s Job: Curt Schilling ‘Some Interest’ in Running for Kennedy’s Seat

posted at 10:50 am on September 3, 2009 by

They say that the price of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat could exceed over $3 million, which might translate to 1 Schilling:

Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who won the allegiance of Bostonians by leading the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series, said Wednesday that he has “some interest” in running for the seat held for nearly 50 years by Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Schilling, a registered independent and longtime Republican supporter, wrote on his blog that while his family and video game company, 38 Studios, are high priorities, “I do have some interest in the possibility.”

Though Kennedy embraced a wildly different political philosophy than Schilling, the former pitcher might be a comforting and familiar replacement in the eyes of voters because the two share a common trait: One of these men had a deadly down-and-away slider, and so did Schilling.

Given that, Schilling might have a chance at winning in Massachusetts if he decides to run — a better chance than Bill Buckner would have anyway.

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He is an honorable man, on & off the field – in & out of the game.

Favorite Schilling stat – of all the pitchers who have reached the 3000 strikeout record, Schilling has the highest ratio of strikeouts to walks. He is not afraid to go after them. Go get them Curt.

batterup on September 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM

What is it about MA voters? They love the star, they seem to like being like subjects. I think their inability to hold their elected leaders accountable for anything would eventually corrupt Schilling. That being said he is much better than any Democrat.

Theworldisnotenough on September 3, 2009 at 1:11 PM

The one thing that can bring Schilling over the top and win this seat: the bloody sock.
He aided the Red Sox in winning the world series and said he would help break the curse that year. And boy did he.
Now he can break the Kennedy curse and the seat would go to a republican.
Run Curt Run!

cubachi on September 3, 2009 at 3:30 PM

I am a Yankees fan and long-time Curt hater, but he does seem to be at least semi-conservative and I’ve never heard anything sleazy about his personal life. If he’s against cap and trade and Marxcare, sign him up.

cbconnolly on September 3, 2009 at 7:28 PM