Back in October 2004, Curt Schilling said:
“I’m not sure of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.”
Watching the game this evening, I want to now personally counter that statement with:
“I’m not sure of many scenarios more enjoyable than seeing Curt Schilling, knocked out of a ballgame, sitting on the bench holding his head in his hands.”
Tonight was all about Mussina and Schilling for me – specifically how they performed after a homerun. Mussina could have had a meltdown after the Lowell homer. Instead, he sucked it up and did a great job. On the other hand, Schilling had a meltdown after A-Rod launched his moon-shot off him. That was the difference in this game.
The whole thing allows me to forget the fact that the Yankees still can’t get David Ortiz out – at least for a night.
And, it makes me wonder: When Red Sox fans look at Schilling’s first four starts of the season and his last four starts, are they questioning him now the way that some Yankees fans are questioning Randy Johnson? Maybe they should, no? And, is it time yet to admit that maybe he did himself in this season with that game against the Indians?