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 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.).