Congress may not have solved baseball’s steroid problem, but its hearings on the subject will do some good after all.
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling earned $2,000 for two charities by auctioning off the subpoena he received to testify at March’s hearing alongside Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. Kevin Bronson, a New York Yankees fan and memorabilia dealer from Springfield, Mass., paid $2,200, including auction fees for the document and an autographed picture of the Boston ace.
“It’s probably one of the more significant baseball documents of the new era of baseball,” Bronson said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “I think in years to come it’s going to be more significant.”
Pull-ease. Now, if this was Raffy’s subpoena, or McGwire’s, then maybe I would agree that this fellow has something here. But, Schilling’s subpoena? Big deal.
You’ve now got a piece of paper that brought cause for the Cliff Clavin of modern day baseball to once again flap his way-too-willing-to-open-yap and “bless” us with his I’m-the-only-one-who’s-right-dribble.
That’s not a cocktail napkin, er, subpoena, it’s a cry for help.