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Mr. Schilling Goes to Washington?

Blowhard. Blogger. Bloody sock-wearer. Senator?

Retired pitcher Curt Schilling has been called three out of the four but is aiming to pick up that last, non-alliterative moniker.

Yesterday on his blog, the 43-year-old right-hander stated that he does "have some interest in the possibility" of running for the Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate that is open following the death of Ted Kennedy.

Schilling has been politically involved for some time, having campaigned for former president George W. Bush in 2004 as well as Sen. John McCain in last year's election. However, Schilling himself has never run for public office and noted in a local television interview, "that's a pretty big deal from a commitment standpoint not just for someone like me, but for my family," while admitting that he had been contacted about the possibility of running.

Were he to run (and given the way he's talking, it seems like a long shot), Schilling would hardly be the first athlete to seek public office. Former NBA player Bill Bradley served as a senator for New Jersey for three terms. Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Another former NBA player, Dave Bing, is the current mayor of Detroit.

The question we pose to you guys is simple...

By CJ Holley  |  September 3, 2009; 11:47 AM ET
Categories:  Red Sox  | Tags: boston red sox, curt schilling, politics  
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lord help us if this crazy man gets into political office.

why won't he just go away?

Posted by: adampschroeder | September 3, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

He would have a hard time winning even if he was a Democrat. As a Republican, I doubt he has any chance. He supported Bush for Pete's sake.

Posted by: smirkman | September 4, 2009 7:00 AM | Report abuse

imo, he represents the Fake Sell in Iraq (bush) and a would be, new Cold War with Russia (mccain).

would like to see lefty ace, #37 Bill Lee run

seems likely that he would leave more for Domestic spending

and he was smart enough to learn and deploy the Eephus pitch

Posted by: kenny_christian | September 5, 2009 2:19 AM | Report abuse

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