Blogging Pitcher Should Stick to Sports

Sidelined Schilling opines on McCain, Ramirez (still!)
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2008 7:14 PM CDT
Curt Schilling and wife Shonda stand with John McCain during the national anthem before a NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sept. 14, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Curt Schilling may be headed for retirement, but that hasn't stopped the pitcher-turned-blogger from tackling politics—he's a big McCain fan—and pressing issues such as Manny Ramirez. The moonshot outfielder "had not been a member of the Red Sox for over a month" when Schilling last weighed in, Charles P. Pierce writes for the Boston Globe's new sports weekly, OT, describing them as "both first-ballot Hall of Famers" (the phone lines are open!).

"It would be to everybody’s benefit if Curt and his opinions would absent themselves to the Fox News Channel or to the moons of Neptune until the elections are over and the Red Sox are finished with this baseball playoff business," Pierce writes. "If he doesn’t, it’s going to be a long couple of months."