Who’s next, Pokey Reese? Maybe Doug Mientkiewicz? ESPN has hired another retired former Red Sox to talk about baseball.
This release out of Bristol:
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, a six-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion, has joined ESPN as a baseball analyst. He will contribute to ESPNBoston.com, ESPN.com, ESPN Radio and Baseball Tonight. Schilling will debut on Sunday, April 4, during Baseball Tonight’s live coverage of Opening Night – New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox – from Fenway Park at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. He will join fellow Red Sox All-Star and current ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra (also in his first year with the network), John Kruk, Bobby Valentine, host Karl Ravech, and reporters Tim Kurkjian and Buster Olney.
Schilling pitched for five teams over 20 major league seasons – the Baltimore Orioles (1988-90), Houston Astros (1991), Philadelphia Phillies (1992-2000), Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-03), and Boston Red Sox (2004-07). Schilling announced his retirement in 2009, having amassed 216 career wins, 3,116 strikeouts, and a 3.46 ERA.