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Curt Schilling was a hero in New England. But his time has passed | Hunter Felt

The Red Sox pitcher sacrificed his body to deliver a World Series. But he’s squandered the fans’ goodwill, and his chances of beating Elizabeth Warren for a Senate seat are slim

In Monday night’s game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer had to make an early exit after his injured pinkie refused to stop gushing blood. In Massachusetts, the gory sight conjured up surprisingly positive memories: it was hard not to think back to Curt Schilling’s starts in game 6 of the 2004 ALCS and game 2 of the World Series. Pitching on a surgically repaired ankle with blood dripping through thick socks, the Red Sox ace stayed in the game, mowing down the offenses of the New York Yankees and then the St Louis Cardinals on the way towards the team’s first championship in 86 years.

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