Rehabbing Sox righty Curt Schilling spoke to sports radio WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan show this morning in Fort Myers, but Schill shed no light on any timetable for his return to the mound.
“I don’t know,” Schilling said when he was asked when he saw himself throwing a pitch in earnest again. “I’m on their timetable. I’m really kind of week to week. I find out what my plan is for the week, and we get after that week, and at the end of the week we assess where we’re at and we move to the next stage.
“First week was relatively fine and we’re moving, pushing a little harder and we’re still not in a place and a time where I’m gonna know if it feels OK to throw again. So, I don’t have any idea.”
Schilling said he would remain with the Red Sox, including road trips, once the season begins, and that he did not see himself as a distraction.
“I’ll have a lot of free time which could be incredibly dangerous for the young players on this team,” Schilling said. “I’ll assure myself and these guys that there won’t be any problems from me. If there’s anything I can do to help some of these young kids, I’ll be doing that, but I won’t be a distraction.”
Schilling was reminded by the radio hosts of his stance that if it Roger Clemens was proven to have taken performance-enhancing drugs, he should give back his ’97, ’98, and 2001 Cy Young Awards.
“I think I’m probably with the majority in what I feel about what I’ve heard and what I’ve seen,” Schilling said when asked if Clemens had reached that point of guilt. “I don’t think I differ from a lot of other people in my takeaway from what’s happened. It’s disappointing, frustrating, but I’ve got a lot of stuff going on so I really haven’t spent a lot of energy worrying about it.”