January 26, 2007

ONE SOX NATION UNDER CURT:

Capitol idea: Senator Schilling? Curt's not so sure, but fans think he's just the ticket (Jesse Noyes, January 26, 2007, Boston Herald)

Curt Schilling seemed surprised yesterday by the sudden groundswell of local supporters hoping to draft him into national politics and a 2008 Senate run against John Kerry. [...]

"I couldn't rule it out because it's not something I ever thought about in a serious capacity," Schilling told the Herald.

"I envision that I will probably be pretty busy in 2008," he said. "But I'm flattered as hell to even make this phone call."

The chatter around Schilling taking on Kerry in a senate race started on talk station WRKO-AM (680) yesterday, when a caller to the Todd Feinberg show suggested Schilling would be the best candidate for the job.

"It just kind of energized from there," Feinberg said. "He became the popular candidate."

Oddly enough, the other Hall of Famer in the Senate was likewise a Philles pitcher.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2007 9:21 AM
Comments

By midseason, after seeing him pitch, Sawx fans will be clamoring form him to enter the Senate immediately.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 26, 2007 10:10 AM

That's okay, then they can trade him back to the Diamondbacks - just like the Yankees did with Randy Johnson.

Posted by: Brandon at January 26, 2007 11:38 AM

He is from AZ. We may need him to run for McCain's seat.

Posted by: JAB at January 26, 2007 12:24 PM

Bunning (R)- KY

Posted by: Bartman at January 26, 2007 12:37 PM

If Mike Ditka had run in Illinois in 2004, Obama would still be a state senator.

Posted by: Bob at January 26, 2007 2:38 PM
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