YES. YES!!! More of this. I need more.
Curt Schilling, never one to even remotely tamp down his opinion on anything, called in to Mike Missanelli’s show today – it’s a weekly thing, apparently – and started going in on Ruben Amaro.
“I don’t think [his comments about fans were] a mistake, I think he truly believes it.”
“Ever see a guy who’s trying to send a message subliminally to people… guy reaching out for help but won’t say it.”
“[Stanford guys]– there’s a very Ivy League approach to life for them. They’re smart guys… some of them can’t wait to tell you how smart they are. Ruben’s always been like that.”
“During his first week in the big leagues…. and we’re on the plane and guys are flirting with stewardesses or flight attendants or whatever the politically correct thing is nowadays… and someone intercepts a note from Amaro that says: ‘I [can’t] believe youre talking to them, I’m the closest thing to a total package on this plane.”
“Some guys don’t have awareness in them that they’re talking down to you.”
“Ruben’s dad was one of the greatest guys I’ve ever met…. and he has been around some great guys… but I just don’t know if it translated.”
“Ruben hasn’t proven himself.”
“I realized what Ruben thought of me in the winter of 2003…. when Arizona told me they wanted to trade me I only wanted to go to one place, Philly. and Ruben told me that wasn’t an option.”
These are mostly things we already knew or assumed with Ruben, except for the (totally unsurprising) bit about trying to pull a waitress on a charter flight.
Schilling, of course, believes he’s not in the Hall of Fame because he’s a Republican and doesn’t believe in evolution, so his words will henceforth by taken with a grain of salt.
Of course, salt goes good on a shot at Randy Miller:
“I was certainly never a part of the Macho Row thing, but I understood (the media) had a job to do.”
“There were guys who deserved that [bad] treatment– the Randy Millers of the World.”