Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling made some strong accusations when he said that the last 20 World Series were won by teams who had players on performance-enhancing drugs.
For the record, this would include three teams Schilling played on – the 2001 D-backs, and the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox.
The allegation of cheating baseball teams is not one taken lightly, as evidenced by the Congressional hearings over the so-called “Steroid Era” in baseball. But Schilling should be ignored.
“Schilling’s a fraud,” said John Gambadoro of Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo & Ash.
Before appearing before Congress in 2005, Schilling was a vocal anti-steroid activist who decried that some players’ entire careers should be wiped and CY Young awards pulled from Roger Clemens should he be unable to prove his innocence. But when the time came to let the ‘roided up cat out of the bag, Schilling would only give hearsay.
“Hey, Curt! Here’s your big opportunity! Get up. Let’s oust everybody. You care about the game so much, you hate these cheaters. Here we go, here’s your opportunity,” Gambo said of Schilling’s missed chance in front of Congress.
Schilling has been known to say things that put him in the spotlight and is rumored to be friendless in many clubhouses around the major league, which would have made him the ideal candidate to expose the steroid use in baseball.
“No one likes him anyway,” Gambo said.