April 2, 1997 |
Bill Giles swung out onto the concourse at Dodger Stadium from the private box from which he had just witnessed the Phillies nail down a 3-0 Opening Day win, a win made possible by an overpowering pitching performance by Curt Schilling. When reporters approached, the Phillies president smiled and clamped his hand over his mouth like the speak-no-evil monkey. Giles realized, of course, that the newshounds wanted to know about the negotiations for Schilling's contract extension, talks that seem to have gone on longer than it took to get the Blue Route built.
October 10, 2013 |
WOE TO Curt Schilling , who is auctioning off his household items Saturday in Medfield, Mass., to satisfy creditors from his failed video-game company, 38 Studios. Fortunately for us vultures, all of the items he is set to auction were put online. The weirdest item? Two promotional baseball caps for the movie "Flubber," signed by star Robin Williams . The saddest? All of the toys. Even the stuffed animals have to go, Curt? His movie and TV preferences are interesting.
September 4, 2009 |
IF CURT SCHILLING really does run for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts left open by the death of Ted Kennedy, it will be the race that launched a thousand quips. That much, at least, became crystal clear as the Boston Globe collected Red Sox reaction to the political musings of their former teammate. "He would be good at filibustering," general manager Theo Epstein wrote in a text message. Most of the players preferred not to have their names attached to their zingers.
May 7, 1997 |
Curt Schilling was unusually pensive before last night's start. Where were the wisecracks? Where was the opinionated commentary that resonates through the clubhouse, regardless of the topic or time of day? After losing his previous two starts and giving up 10 earned runs in 11 innings, Schilling had his game face on early. The man-on-a-mission approach - not to mention a blazing fastball - helped the righthander post his first victory in 15 days as the Phillies held off the Houston Astros, 5-1, at the Astrodome.
August 6, 1997 |
Had things gone differently, Curt Schilling's dramatic strikeout of Larry Walker in the fifth inning last night might have gone down as the most memorable vignette of this Phillies season. With runners on second and third, two out and the Phils leading by a run, Schilling iced one of the sport's most deadly hitters with four 98-m.p.h. fastballs, an extraordinary feat considering the season Walker is having, not to mention his .433 batting average with two out and men in scoring position.
July 9, 1995 |
It is, by now, the dance of the dumbfounded. A Phillies batter swings, takes a few small steps while briefly watching the ball's flight, flips his bat in disgust and, head down, spins toward the dugout. Increasingly, as after last night's 3-1 loss to Chicago at Veterans Stadium, these now-familiar steps are followed by the sound of Philadelphia, a throaty boo. Afterward, in a sparsely populated clubhouse where questions about the long-vanished offense easily outscore the answers, there is little sound but the muted voices of frustration.
September 11, 1993 |
Pete Incaviglia's left knee is sore. Really sore. But his swing is healthy. Really healthy. Incaviglia knocked in three runs and Curt Schilling pitched 8 1/3 solid innings as the Phillies defeated the Houston Astros, 6-2, before 31,146 fans at Veterans Stadium last night. The crowd gave the Phils a single-season Veterans Stadium attendance record of 2,777,967, topping the old mark of 2,775,011 set in 1979. Schilling was hit on the right calf by Eddie Taubensee's liner with one out in the ninth.
May 14, 1992 |
The Phillies did some major reshuffling of their beleaguered pitching staff yesterday after No. 2 starter Tommy Greene was placed on the 15-day disabled list, where he joined much of the rotation that was expected to return the team to contention this season. Phils manager Jim Fregosi dropped Danny Cox (2-2, 4.63 ERA) from the rotation and added reliever Curt Schilling (2-2, 3.20 ERA). That left the Phils, 13-19 after last night's loss to the Giants, with a starting five of Terry Mulholland, Kyle Abbott, Cliff Brantley, Schilling and Brad Brink, who was recalled from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill Greene's roster spot.
February 27, 1999 |
The number of able-bodied Phillies was down considerably yesterday. Blame it on the Phillie Phlu. Fifteen players missed part or all of the team's workout at Carpenter Complex as a bug swept through the team like a tornado. "These things can happen when you have a bunch of guys in one clubhouse," manager Terry Francona said. "But I've never seen this many guys sick in one shot. " Even assistant general manager Ruben Amaro was struck down by the illness. From a sick bed, Amaro managed to put the final touches on shortstop Desi Relaford's contract.
October 22, 2008 |
As prankster-in-chief Brett Myers poured a bottle of Moet inside the back of a teammate's pants, Brad Lidge stood for a moment in the Los Angeles Dodgers' visiting clubhouse and reflected on what Cole Hamels had just accomplished. The Phillies' closer talked about how the Dodgers had just tried everything against Hamels in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series - "it just seemed like Cole was so in command, it didn't matter. He's a true ace. " Hamels, the NLCS MVP, doesn't have a bloody sock to add to his legend.