"In the back of my mind there's a sense of that I'm indebted a little bit and that I spent four years getting paid an exorbitant amount of money, and I really feel like I had one season that I really, truly earned it, and I'm OK with that," Schilling said.
It sort of takes you back, right? A professional ball player actually using words like "indebted" and "truly earned it" is about as common this day and age as the Yankees winning championships.
I was having a touch of the writers block, and wasn't really sure what to write about until I stumbled onto a piece on Shilling.
With all of RSN having heart palpitations over where Mikey is going to end up, 4 year contracts, and cursing under their breath, I thought this was sort of fitting.
Don't get me wrong: I'm in no way comparing what Schill did to what Lowell may do. Schilling is in his final year, while Lowell is trying to set up the next 3 generations of Lowell's for life. I have no problem with Lowell seeking a longer contract, and I also see management's hesitation to go more than 3. I've said it before, Schilling GETS it: he's creating a legacy in Boston.
Besides, Father Curt DID sign for $13 million (potentially): it's not like he's working at Dunkin Donuts.
On a positive note about the Lowell situation, it happened like I called it last week: Slappy is slinking back to the Yankees with his tail between his legs.
What a bunch of wishy washy mush mouths they are: both the Yankees and Slappy/Boras. One side is so brazen they won't start talking unless it's $350 million or bust, while the other side rants about "Yankee pride" and "we don't want anyone who doesn't want to be here". My greatest wish? The Yankees cave for about $280 million, and on Opening Day, Arod pulls a Mo Vaughan and falls down the steps to the dugout and breaks a nail. Or a leg. I'm not picky.
Also, Big Stein's kids are eerily reminiscent of the old man back in the day: glory hogging blowhards who appear to not have a CLUE how to run a ball club. The next ten years or so could be comedy of the highest order in the Big Apple.
To paraphrase the late Billy Martin:
"They deserve each other: One side is made up of a diva and a born liar. The other is the offspring of convicted".