Chafee questions Schilling's bloody sock
BOSTON -- Former Senator Lincoln Chafee was talking about Curt Schilling's decision to move his business to Rhode Island when he called out the former ace about his historic performance in 2004.
“My own feeling, I just remember his own teammates didn’t like him; they thought he was a bit of a salesman. A number of his teammates said he painted his sock, his bloody sock, he painted it,” said Former Senator Lincoln Chafee on WPRO-AM radio.
Chafee was talking about the now famous sock when reacting to news that Schilling’s video game company, 38 Studios receiving a $75 million loan guarantee to Move to Rhode Island.
Schillings offered Rhode Island 450 jobs.
Chafee said he made the comment as a an off hand reference to highlight his concerns that this loan is a risky gamble.
Some Red Sox fans feel that bringing the bloody sock into it is insulting.
“That was a big game to all our Red Sox fans and for him to say that about this Boston hero is terrible,” said one man.
“Curt is opening a business and his bloody sock was truly a bloody sock, and he is a hero, and that’s how it is in Boston,” said another man.
Chafee said he regrets making those comments about the bloody sock.
There is no word on when Schilling’s will be moving his business to Rhode Island.
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