During a radio appearance this morning, Curt Schilling shared his thoughts on George Mitchell’s report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, which will be unveiled tomorrow.
“I would imagine that there will be a significantly large chunk of name players [in the report], and that upper-level management in major-league baseball will get a lot of the blame,” Schilling said. “I think there will be more than one [big name revealed in the report], just on the names that I’ve heard, I think there will be more than one.”
According to a report in today’s New York Times, more than 50 names of current and former major leaguers are expected to be revealed in the report.
Schilling, who made the comments during an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI, was asked if he thought any of his Red Sox teammates would be named.
“This one I wouldn’t be surprised,” Schilling said. “I hope not, but after Paul Byrd and all the stuff that happened there, I think I’m kind of past being shocked at anybody.”
Schilling thinks it could be a while before baseball moves on from this news.
“Just on the stuff that I heard, this is going to resonate pretty loudly for a while.”
Mitchell said today he will release his report tomorrow at 2 p.m., and it will be posted online at MLB.com shortly after that. Commissioner Bud Selig will hold his own news conference 2 1/2 hours after the one by Mitchell.