Should ESPN permanently replace Curt Schilling with Jessica Mendoza on Sunday Night Baseball?

Jessica Mendoza, former United States softball star and current ESPN baseball and softball analyst, replaced the suspended Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball this week. Spend five minutes on the internet and you can see a host of savvy baseball people who do not want ESPN to go back. It took one game for Jessica Mendoza to show MLB fans she's a better game analyst than Harold...
Via Awful Announcing
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John Kruk: Take Curt Schilling with 'a grain of salt'

If there is one person at ESPN who will never back down from commenting on a controversy, it’s the always outspoken John Kruk. While Kruk didn’t turn Curt Schilling’s absence from Sunday Night Baseball into a bigger story than it already was — Jake Arietta, an error on a hot smash in the third and the Dodgers overall lack of hits conspired to make Sunday’s game bigger...
Via Awful Announcing
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Cubs @ Dodgers August 30, 2015: Sweep That Sweep

If you’re watching tonight’s “Sunday Night Baseball” game on ESPN, you’ll notice something a little different. For the first time, you’ll hear a female voice, as Jessica Mendoza will be replacing the suspended Curt Schilling. Mendoza is a two-time Olympic softball player who also took Stanford to their first College World Series appearance, and made her debut on Baseball...
Via Dodgers Digest
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quotes of the Week

“I have never done anything to offend anyone.” -- Curt Schilling “Shut up! Shut up!” -- Carlos Gomez “This team doesn't handle 16 games in a row very well, let's put it that way.” -- Brian Cashman “I’m not a fan of Hitler.” -- Donald "I don't have a racist bone in my body." -- Curt Schilling
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Sarah Palin: ‘Terrorists Using ESPN To Mislead The Public’

Earlier in the week, ESPN suspended former baseball pitcher and current analyst Curt Schilling for this since-deleted tweet. It seems that Schilling’s suspension struck a nerve with Republican politician Sarah Palin. She unleashed a massive writen attack on ESPN, insinuating that the network buys into ISIS belief for suspending Schilling. But wait, there’s more! She then...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarah Palin tells ESPN ‘to stick to sports’ after Schilling suspension

In a tactless error by Sarah Palin (R – Alaska), the 2008 presidential nominee banged on the virtual door and let in a putrid musk directed towards ESPN’s suspension of Curt Schilling, who decided to think he’s a humanities professor by establishing a connection between Muslims and Nazis. And Palin wasn’t too humored by the executive decision, calling ESPN an unreliable news...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jessica Mendoza replacing Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball this week

After learning earlier this week that Curt Schilling would not be on this weekend’s broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball, the question that arose was whether or not he would be replaced in the booth. An answer came last night, with the news reported by Tom Hoffarth that Jessica Mendoza will be joining Dan Shulman and John Kruk on the call for this week’s Dodgers/Cubs game. Replacing...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarah Palin rips ESPN on Curt Schilling suspension

    One of America’s most beloved Republicans has taken a stance against the way one of America’s other favorite Republicans was punished by his employer for a recent tweet. In a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday, Sarah Palin defended Curt Schilling and his recent tweet about radical Muslims. (Editor’s note: Yeah, I was kidding about the whole “beloved” thing). The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarah Palin Blasts ESPN For Suspending Curt Schilling

This past Tuesday, ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling posted a controversial meme on Twitter, comparing Muslims to 1940 Germans. In response, Schilling was suspended by the network and taken off of the Little League World Series games that he was supposed to work. Early Friday morning, former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin came to Schilling’s defense, posting a long rant to her...
Via College Spun
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Sarah Palin Blasts at ESPN for Suspending Curt Schilling

After Curt Schilling tweeted a Hitler meme regarding Nazis and Muslims, everyone knew there was a suspension from ESPN coming shortly. Although...
Via Athlon Sports
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Sarah Palin Defends Curt Schilling, Blasts ESPN In Long Facebook Rant

It appears Curt Schilling has plenty of support from one corner of the political ring. The ESPN analyst was pulled from the network’s Little League World Series coverage and upcoming “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast after he sent out a controversial tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis. Schilling has received plenty of criticism for that tweet, which he later deleted. But politician...
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Sarah Palin wants ESPN to “stick to sports” in Facebook rant defending Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling’s suspension from ESPN has been big news in the world of sports this week, and given the anti-Muslim nature of the since-deleted Tweet that led to the suspension that invoked an image of Adolf Hitler in full salute, it’s understandable how socially and politically charged the fallout has become. Sarah Palin is never one to not share her opinion on matters that...
Via Awful Announcing
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Sarah Palin defends Curt Schilling, rips ESPN on Facebook

Sarah Palin had some harsh words for ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network "whimpering" and "intolerant" for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet comparing radical Muslims to Nazis. In a blistering Facebook post titled "ESPN IS A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT," the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice president candidate accused ESPN of buying into...
Via The Other Paper
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Big Names: Jessica Mendoza, Stephanie Ready, Joe Banner

ESPN will replace the suspended Curt Schilling with Jessica Mendoza on Sunday Night Baseball. In other news, the Hornets have promoted sideline reporter Stephanie Ready to game analyst, and ESPN has hired former NFL executive Joe Banner. Mendoza to Fill in For Schilling Sunday Night ESPN MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza will fill in for the [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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Virginia Tech Assistant Coach Says Team May Fine Players This Season

This may go down as one of the oddest proposals ever, but Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster has an idea on how to punish players who are late to meetings and commit other violations of team rules. Fine them! Foster says it’s an idea the team is looking into: Bud Foster said #Hokies looking at fining players for missing/being late to meetings, other disciplinary stuff...
Via Gamedayr
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Virginia Tech Looking Into Fining Its Football Players Money As Discipline Measure

Soon, college football players will be able to receive cost of attendance stipends to go along with their full scholarships. At Virginia Tech, the 2015-2016 COA figure is listed at $3,620 for out of state players, per CBS Sports. If defensive coordinator Bud Foster has his way, that money may also open up the option for coaches to fine players for transgressions. Foster spoke about...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling will not appear on Sunday Night Baseball this week, in addition to being taken off LLWS assignment

There’s a fine line between being controversial and being slanderous, and Curt Schilling recently crossed it when he posted a picture which compared Muslims to Nazi Germany. ESPN has never asked its talent to shy away from making flamboyant statements that could generate a reaction, in fact, they’ve done quite the opposite. But when you cross that line, you’re not getting any...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling taken off ESPN Sunday Night Baseball coverage for the week

According to Richard Sandomir of The New York Times, Curt Schilling will not be on the broadcast this week for Sunday Night Baseball due to his Nazi/Muslim comparison tweet. He was first taken off the Little League World Series coverage yesterday, seemingly right after his hatred comment. Curt Schlling will be off Sunday’s ESPN baseball game, fallout from his Muslim/Nazi tweet...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Schilling will not be on Sunday Night Baseball this week

Curt Schilling’s ESPN career is in flux.  The former World Series MVP has been known to share a controversial opinion or two on his social media pages, but he clearly stepped over the line this week.  Schilling posted and deleted a picture comparing Muslims to Nazi Germany that drew swift and near-universal backlash. In the aftermath, ESPN quickly removed Schilling from his...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Haps Ft. Ashley Benson, New NBA 2K Trailer, G-Rated ‘Fight Club’

What’s The Haps for August 26th? Ashley Benson, Curt Schilling gets suspended by ESPN, Gronk says he’s a virgin, and more! The Links – Curt Schilling made some terrible remarks about Muslims, gets suspended by ESPN This was one of those tweets you type out and then immediately delete. Some Steeler fans are upset with [&hellip The post The Haps Ft. Ashley Benson, New NBA...
Via No Coast Bias
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Relives Saberseminar ’15

Episode 589 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio, during which edition he discusses this past weekend’s Saberseminar in Boston, the quality and quantity of Statcast data, and one of Curt Schilling’s less horrifying — but also recent — comments. This edition of the program is sponsored by...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On a night when we're down by nine in the fifth, it's nice to know Curt Schilling just shot himself in the foot

Considering that his tanked video-game company cost Rhode Island taxpayers about $50 million - this, after he spent years railing about government deficits while a Bush family toad-licker - I never understood how Curt "Ketsup" Schilling landed a talking-head gig at ESPN. It had to be Bristol's commitment to serving as the anti-Yankee sports network. Nothing else explained it.Oh well...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

More Names: Curt Schilling, Adam Schein, Don Orsillo

ESPN has disciplined MLB analyst Curt Schilling. In other news, Inside the NFL will have a new host this season, and NESN is parting ways with longtime Red Sox voice Don Orsillo. Schilling Disciplined ESPN announced Tuesday that it has suspended baseball analyst Curt Schlling from Little League World Series coverage after he posted an [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
5 days ago  |  Discuss

C’Mon Man! Curt Schilling, please shut up.

Curt Schilling has managed to do it again. This isn’t the first time that Mr. Schilling didn’t think before he tweeted and he’s had to face the wrath of the public after. Today’s gaffe might just be the worst of the bunch. The tweet below is a screen cap from Yahoo! Sports’ Nick Bromberg, who […] The post C’Mon Man! Curt Schilling, please shut up. appeared first on...
Via The Majors National
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN takes Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweet

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet. Schilling retweeted a post that said, ''Only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?'' The post was soon removed from his Twitter feed. The network said the tweet was unacceptable...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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