Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Schilling Reveals the Red Sox Ownership to be a Class Act – A Letter to the Schillings

As of the moment that I am writing this posting, the news from the Red Sox and the Curt Schilling camp is that they are very close to finalizing an agreement that would give Curt Schilling a 1-year contract for the 2008 season, and an opportunity to finish his pitching career here in Boston. Given the way that #38 came up big in the playoffs, this development bodes well for next season. Having a wily veteran like Schilling as a stabilizing force in the rotation and as an addendum to pitching coach, Dave Farrell, in mentoring the young pitchers, makes a lot of sense. The combination of a wise old head and quite a few young arms could prove problematic for the rest of the American League East and all of Major League Baseball.

Schilling’s Blog, 38pitches.com, is a fascinating look behind the veil of secrecy that often surrounds professional sports. Shortly after the Red Sox had finished their World Series victory parade, Shilling posted a letter that he had received when the Red Sox were trying to lure him from Arizona to Boston. This letter gives solid evidence of the careful planning, strategic thinking, attention to detail, and class that has characterized this ownership and management team since they took over from John Harrington and the Yawkey Trust. This letter explains a lot of why the Red Sox have become the franchise in MLB that every team is trying to emulate.


The fans of New England are blessed to be able to root for two organizations with ownership as fine and as visionary as the Boston Red Sox under John Henry and his team and the New England Patriots under the Kraft family and their team.

Go Sox! Go Pats!


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