Monday, June 11, 2018

Is Curt Schilling Angling For A Pitching Coach Job On Gabe Kapler's Phillies?

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Red Sox icon Curt Schilling may be angling for new employment in the City Of Brotherly Love. He was in town for the 25th anniversary celebration of the 1993 pennant-winning Phillies—who ended up losing the World Series to the Blue Jays on the infamous Joe Carter walk-off HR. Schilling showed no lack of opinions on the managerial style of his 2004 Red Sox teammate Gabe Kapler. Said Schill, "A phenomenal teammate, a consummate teammate, a workaholic...But he’s not going to make the same mistakes twice. I think that’s a huge thing. He’s accountable...There’s some Francona in him from a manager perspective. Terry used to say you’re fired the day you’re hired. They just don’t put that date on your contract. So if you know that going in, you do things your way, which I think Kap is doing." Then, when asked if he would consider donning the uniform of the Fightins again as pitching coach, Schilling responded, "Absolutely. This is one of the few jobs in the big leagues I would have taken."