One of the most successful postseason pitchers in baseball history, Curt Schilling’s “Bloody Sock” performance in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS against the New York Yankees might be the defining moment of his MLB career, as he overcame surgery on an ankle just a day prior to pitch his team to a do-or-die victory.
And when ESPN2 re-aired a 30 for 30 entitled “Four Days in October” about Boston’s stunning comeback against the Yanks in that series and CUT OUT any mention of Schilling’s game, well, the former ESPN employee got PISSED THE FUCK OFF!
The network canned former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling a couple of weeks ago after a discriminatory post was blasted on his personal Facebook page, ending up being the last straw for the outspoken analyst who had been with the company since 2010.
Following the edit, Twitter exploded with people who were just as upset with ESPN:
But, you know, ESPN had a statement that makes “plenty of sense,” guys:
“When a live event runs long, it’s standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows. In this case, we needed to edit out one of the film’s four segments to account for the extra length of the softball game.”
Riiiiiiiight, I’m sure the guy who was just fired for humiliating the company again just happened to have his crucial memory deleted because the documentary was too long. What a crock of shit!
Curt Schilling was anything but an upstanding citizen during his days with ESPN, but the documentary was about his playing career, so this is a low blow that’s one of the most dickheaded moves ever.