Critical of Bobby V, Schilling gets standing O
BOSTON—After criticizing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine earlier in the day, Curt Schilling was given a standing ovation from Boston fans when he was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Schilling was the last of the inductees introduced at Fenway Park on Friday night, and applause began as soon as his picture appeared on the video board in center.
Earlier in the day, Schilling went on WEEI radio and predicted Valentine's reign as Red Sox manager will end like Mount Vesuvius. Schilling also said "I would have swung" if Valentine had been his manager and made a sarcastic remark similar to one about Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks that was attributed to Valentine.
Schilling was 53-29 for Boston from 2004-07 and won World Series titles in his first and last seasons with the Red Sox.