The sun comes up, the sun goes down, and Curt Schilling is going to speak his mind and get in some hot water.
Schilling just can’t help himself. In a radio interview on Kansas City AM 610 Tuesday afternoon, the former Red Sox ace and current ESPN Major League Baseball analyst let loose on both the Republican and Democratic frontrunners for president.
After talking a little baseball, Schill quickly turned his attention to the election and said that Hillary Clinton should be going to the Big House instead of the White House.
“If [Hillary Clinton’s] allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and upset, because I think she’s shown her true colors all along the way,” Schilling said to co-host Rex Hudler, one of Curt’s teammates on the Phillies from 1997-98. “I’ll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we’ve had?”
The 2004 Red Sox World Series hero even questioned Clinton’s credentials to run for the office of president.
“I don’t care what her titles are, she’s done nothing,” Schilling added. “She’s done absolutely nothing to further the success of the middle class. She jumps on the backs of people who she wants to be dependent on government. She needs these people to be dependent on her.”
The hosts later asked the three-time World Series champion if he thinks Hillary will go to prison.
“I hope she does,” Schilling said. “If I’m going to believe — and I’m not sure I would have any reason not to believe — that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after, and what happened to General [David] Petraeus, she should buried under a jail somewhere.”
Schill also ripped in Trump and his ubiquitous “Make America Great Again” mantra.
“I’m tired of the ‘We’re Going to Make America Great Again’ slogan,” Schilling said. “I get it, but what does that mean? … Listen, he hasn’t elaborated on two sentences for a policy. ‘We’re going to build a wall and Mexico’s paying for it.’ OK how? ‘I’ll tell you later.’ There’s been no depth to anything he’s said, but look at the turnout. Look at the response. Absolutely staggering to me.
“The only thing that that tells me is that people are sick and tired of status quo, sick and tired of the lying, sick and tired of the manipulating, sick and tired of the being spoken down to and dumbed down to.”
Not sure how all this political vitriol will go over with the folks at the World Wide Leader.
Late on Wednesday, ESPN said “we are addressing it” regarding Schilling’s latest political rant on the presidential front-runners. The network would not go into further detail on the matter.
I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 25, 2015
ESPN suspended Schilling last summer after he sent out an offensive meme in a tweet comparing Muslim extremists with the Nazi regime in Germany. And Schill has a long history of making controversial statements, in person, on air, and on social media.
It seems the Big Lug can’t help himself. Stick to baseball Curt. You have a lot of 38 Studios bills to pay.