It seems Curt Schillings legend grows every time he takes the mound this postseason. In Game 6 of the ALCS, his ankle was sutured before the start with the Yankees, and he gutted out seven innings to pick up the victory as we were all introduced to the bloody sock.
Last night, the bloody sock made an encore appearance as Schill picked up his second straight victory of the postseason, and afterwards said he had woke up Sunday morning in such discomfort he didnt think he could pitch. The Red Sox brought Schilling to Boston because of this very toughness, this ability to rise to the occasion under extreme duress. It's also his "Why not us?" mantra that has helped the Sox believe they could get this far.
His grittiness and ability to rise to the occasion reminds us of a few Boston sports legends, namely Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Ted WIlliams, Bobby Orr and Tom Brady. Do you think Schilling has risen to that legendary status yet?