The Baseball Hall of Fame voters decided on Tuesday that not one of the eligible former Major League Baseball players deserved to be enshrined this year. This included someone many thought would, in fact, get the required 75 percent to gain membership into the elite club: Curt Schilling.
After all, Schilling won 216 games, had 3,116 strikeouts, is one of only three pitchers with three or more seasons racking up 300 K’s (Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson are the other two), and went 11-2 in the postseason with a 2.23 ERA in 133-1/3 innings, winning three World Series.
Of course, we all know now that he didn’t get in, especially thanks to the lengthy letter he wrote to the Hall of Fame in which he claimed he doesn’t think he is worthy of being enshrined while explaining all the reasons why he is worthy of being enshrined and asking the Hall to take his name off the ballot next year.
One person, a former player himself and a pretty good one in large part to some chemical assistance, Jose Canseco, made his feelings about Schilling and the Hall of Fame very clear on Twitter.
If there is one thing you can always count on, it’s Jose Canseco going after baseball players he considers to be frauds.
Curt Schilling would be a disgrace to the Hall of Fame
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) January 26, 2021
I’m not sure what criteria Canseco is using as his reason for saying Schilling getting into the Hall would be a disgrace, but that was all it took for the two of them to get into a war of words on Twitter.
It was about as stupid as you would expect.
Not nearly the disgrace you and your career was to the game.— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) January 26, 2021
Cheated your ass off and I still owned you.— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) January 26, 2021