Re: Kudos to Curt Schilling for showing class and sticking it to a Philly big mouth.
posted at 1/12/2013 8:54 PM EST
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I know in some of my previous posts I have been critical of Curt. Never as a pitcher or a great compettitor. Just at times he can be a big mouth and so self promoting. But he showed a lot of class when his friend Randy Johnson tweeted him and told him don't be offended by not being voted in the HOF on your first time. He said you're a Hall of Famer and your time will come. Schill tweeted Randy back and told him I'm not a first ballot Hall of Famer like you (Johnson) but he will love the chance some day. Then this big mouth former long time talk show host in Philadelphia named Howard Eskin tweeted Curt back and told him that he was a very good pitcher but not a hall of Famer. Curt tweeted back and called him a dumb a_ _. LOL. Curt also told him just because he insulted him years ago is no reason to post something so mean spirited. This guy Eskin is one of the biggest haters in talk sports. He is a kiss butt of Andy Reid, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Charles Barkley and others, but if you didn't side with him he didn't like you. Way to go Curt. I'm with you all the way on this one.
216 wins does not a Hall Of Famer make- sorry. As far as post season heroics, then vote in Dusty Rhodes, Gene Tenace, Mickey Lolich, Bobby Richardson, Chuck Essegian, Joe Black, Lew Burdette, and a billion more marginal players who had good post seasons.
Wins aren't everything - or even much of anything.
Schilling's 15th all time in Strikeouts, and his ERA+ is identical to Tom Seaver & Bob Gibson.
ERA+ is misleading, since roughly speaking, if the league average is 2.0, you would need a 1.0 ERA to have an ERA+ similar to a player who had a 4.0 ERA when the league average is 5.0 (It was actually 5.1 one yr in the late 90s). To me, ERC# is a better measure.
To a lesser degree Ks are also misleading, since there are many more now than years ago. I'm sure there's a few with more Ks who aren't in the HOF.
Saying Wins don't mean much is also a misnomer; you hear that, Cy Young? No one with less than 300 Wins is not in the HOF.
Having said that, and considering his PS exploits (which do count for something), I do believe he shall eventually get in.