Curt Schilling will always be a part of Red Sox
history. Who could forget the “bloody sock” in game 6 of the 2004 ALCS when
Schilling pitched seven dominate innings against the rival Yankees while just
hours before he underwent reconstructive surgery? Red Sox Nation will always remember
and appreciate the greatest comeback in MLB history.
On Friday newly acquired first baseman/outfielder
Mike Carp arrived at Fort Myers, Florida to begin spring training with the Red
Sox. Upon arrival he was given a unique gift, one he better appreciate due to its infamous
past with the team.
“I’ve always been in the 20′s (for a jersey number). I’m proud to wear
it (number 38) if Schilling was the last to wear it. It’s quite a person to
follow. Hopefully he took the strikeouts with him.”
In a text Schilling responded to the news that
his beloved number “38” was now in the hands of lesser Red Sox company - in true Curt fashion he used the opportunity for some well placed sarcasm and verbal jabs