Monday, August 13, 2007

Curt Schilling - Board Game Infantryman

Curt Schilling is one of the most accomplished pitchers of the past generation. He owns two World Series rings, he's a member of the 200 Win Club, and although his ERA has ballooned a bit this year his lifetime ERA is just 3.47. It would be unfair to characterize Mr. Schilling as a 'dumb jock' since his interests are broad. These include his blog, playing the war game Advanced Squad Leader and collecting war memorabilia. Mr. Schilling also campaigned for President Bush in 2004 and is rumored to run against Senator John Kerry in 2008.

We're not sure how 'playing soldier' on a board game can adequately prepare the Red Sox ace to lead as a Senator in a time of war, especially since the seat is currently held by a Combat Veteran. Fortunately for Curt there's still time for him to Be A Man! Enlist! Because he's a professional athlete we assume he can pass a physical. Because he's a married, born again Christian we assume he's a heterosexual (or he has at least trained himself to suppress any type of homosexual thoughts). Because he won't be 42 years old until November 2008 he is of age to serve for the next 14 months.

Unlike most known figures in Our Country, Mr. Schilling makes public appearances once every 5 days when he takes the mound. This is an opportune time to encourage the All-Star to truly support Our President with action rather than vocal support and campaign dollars. We feel Mr. Schilling would be a valuable asset to The Army. No bad guys would want to be on the business end of a grenade toss from a future Hall Of Fame pitcher. Additionally, he would be upholding the Red Sox tradition of Military Service; Ted Williams, arguably the greatest player to wear their uniform, was a pilot during WWII and the Korean War with the United States Marine Corp.

This brings me to WEK'S CURT SCHILLING CONTEST. If a fan(s) can hold up a banner behind the backstop of a Curt Schilling pitched game encouraging the All Star to Enlist I will send them a Operation Yellow Elephant T-shirt.

The Rules:

- The banner must be seen on television (and be easily read).
- You must send me the link to document it made it onto the teevee.
- I will limit the reward to 4 T-shirts (1 per person involved).
- Be able to provide proof you did it (i.e. ticket stub, picture of you with the scoreboard in the background, et cetera).
- I reserve the right to add rules as the challenge progresses.
- Contact only Wek with regards to The Curt Schilling Contest

Mr. Schilling's next scheduled start is this weekend in Boston against the Angels. We look forward to welcoming some baseball fan(s) in joining Operation Yellow Elephant. If you live in a town that does not have a MLB team you can still encourage Curt to Man Up by commenting on his blog (You must have a WordPress account or sign up for one. It only takes a minute to do so.).


At 13 August, 2007 18:27, Blogger OYE said...

Well, we've just added our Invitation to Enlist to his blog.

Let's see if it survives comment moderation.

At 14 August, 2007 19:08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schilling is a hypocrite. He would never fight for our country. He just wants to collect his fat paycheck and let others die for his causes

At 16 August, 2007 13:18, Blogger Joe said...

You people are delusional and a fine example of the idiocy of the far left. You're just as bad as the evangelical nutjobs occupying the far right.

If you agree with something, say, a war, it doesn't mean you have to go fight in it. The United States has a standing military to answer the call no matter where, when, or why. To use the argument of "Well if you agree with it, you should go fight in it" is absolutely idiotic.

I agree with the death penalty. Should I go join the department of corrections so I can participate in executions? I think illegal immigration is a plague and should be stopped. Does that mean I need to head down to the border and start building a fence?

If you disagree with the war, that's all fine and dandy. There are a lot of good ways to oppose it without having to revert to the 3rd grade argument of "if you agree with it so much, why don't you go fight in it?" That sounds suspiciously like "if you like her so much, why don't you just marry her?" Ahh, grade school.

This is America, where everyone has freedom of speech. Someone can support the war without being required to go fight in it, and, in the case of Curt Schilling, he can say whatever the hell he wants. Why don't you get on Danny Glover's ass for supporting a dictator like Hugo Chavez? Or Sean Penn for doing the same? Why not hop on Jane Fonda? What about Tim Robbins spouting his political beliefs like anyone really cares? I smell a Yankees fan.

At 16 August, 2007 16:49, Blogger robash141 said...

Joe's comment = boilerplate cowardly dissembling and excuse making from the right wing.

It's amazing how this Schilling guy is so lionized for playing a kiddie game with a sore on his foot.
this rich pampered candy -ass wouldn't make it through the first week of basic training

At 16 August, 2007 17:33, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You're missing the point, you have to think about it in terms of winning. We need a larger army so we can win. Don't you guys want to win?

You're just another example of the disconnect between neo cons' hysterical rhetoric and their complete unwillingness to get off their @ss and do something productive to help win.

At 17 August, 2007 06:32, Blogger Joe said...

Neither of you seem capable of intelligent debate as you have yet to address any of the points I made.

If you disagree with the war, then disagree with it and come up with logical, rational arguments to back it up. Reverting to "well if you agree with it, go fight it" is a foolish line of argument.

I respect Schilling for his charity work-- he donates a LOT of money towards ALS research and cancer research. And please don't call me a neo-con, I'm a centrist independent. I just don't like seeing whackjobs, no matter if they are on the right or the left.

At 17 August, 2007 12:09, Blogger robash141 said...

I don't give a crap if some PR flack that works for major League Baseball has rounded up a few kiddie cancer patients convinced Schilling to hang out with them for a photo op and congratulate himself on front of sthe TV cameras In order to make a big show to give up a tiny portion of his gigantic salary on behalf some worthwhile causes.

His table is so loaded down it's nothing for him to sweep a few crumbs in thier direction.


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