No, Curt Schilling didn’t say that about his politics and the Hall of Fame

No, Curt Schilling didn’t say that about his politics and the Hall of Fame

[Ed. – But according to the standards of modern journalism, I guess, he might as well have.  This one’s for all you Beantown baseball fans who still remember the Martha Coakley flub.]

Despite national headlines claiming former pitcher Curt Schilling believes “being a Republican kept him out of the Hall of Fame,” that’s not actually what he said.

Schilling touched upon his politics on the Dennis and Callahan Morning Show on Boston’s WEEI radioWednesday, and was asked if he thought he would have received more votes if he was not so politically outspoken.

“When human beings do something, anything –there’s bias and prejudice. Listen, nine percent of the voters did not vote for Pedro (Martinez),” Schilling said.

“There’s something wrong with the process and something wrong with some of the people in the process when that happens.

I don’t think it kept me in – or anything like that- or kept me out – but I do know there are guys that probably won’t ever vote for me because of the things I said or did,” Schilling continued.

“Curt Schilling thinks he didn’t get into the HOF because he’s a Republican,” reads Thursday’s headline on Sports Illustrated website. “Curt Schilling thinks being a Republican kept him out of the Hall of Fame” is the banner onUSAToday.com

“He flat out says, ‘I don’t think it kept me out’,” the Dennis and Callahan team said when discussing the coverage on Thursday morning. “That’s the definition of media bias, they want that to be true.”

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