“Everything Must Go!!!” All that was missing was a carnival barker standing on the front porch enticing the public to come in for bargain basement prices. The sale was at Curt Schilling’s Medfield, MA, 8,000 square foot former home, as items in his house were put up for sale to the public on Saturday. According to Milton Valencia of the Boston Globe, the one-day sale ran from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and like any good bargain hunter knows, you better come early for the good stuff.
According to the Globe, here’s a sampling of items that went:
A Kohler & Campbell baby grand piano for $6,000, or a $4,500 dining room table. Or, choose dirty cleats, and ice skates; a bathrobe and towels. Video games for $8. Or, pick from a collection of CDs, ranging from Snoop Dogg to “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, or the movie “The Matrix,” or Will Ferrell’s greatest hits on “Saturday Night Live,” Volume 2.
All sales were final. And you could pay with cash or credit card, no check.
A bargain shopper buys socks and shoes from Curt Schilling’s estate(Credit: AP/Stew Milne)
The 6-time all star and 3-time Cy Young Award runner up Schilling was not on hand, and the sale was not a forced one. His financial woes have been a matter of public record, with up to $50M of his own money plus $75M in a guaranteed loan from the state of Rhode Island squandered on a failed video game company start up which filed for bankrupcy in the Summer of 2012. (according to the Globe). Schilling made over $114M during his playing career, but surely has very little left as he said he put every last dime he could into the failed business. The sale today were to clear out items before he sells the house to “downsize”, according to his wife Shonda Schilling (via the Boston Herald):
“Starting five years ago I really wanted to move. Having a child on the autism spectrum (son Grant), I really wanted him to be in a neighborhood so he could model behaviors of kids his age,” explained Shonda, who wrote a book about the family’s struggles with Grant’s diagnosis and speaks frequently on autism in national forum. “My youngest, I wanted to experience being able to ride his bike to his friend’s house. … So we made the plunge, downsized and moved to a neighborhood.”
The house is currently for sale for under $3M, the Schilling’s paid $4.5 to acquire the house from former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe in 2004 (according to the Herald).
Schilling currently works for ESPN and Fox as a baseball analyst. He was part of three World Series Champion teams and won 216 career games. He is considered a marginal National Baseball Hall of Fame candidate, receiving 38.8% of the vote in his first appearance on the 2013 ballot. 75% are needed for election.
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