He wants to be acknowledged by the city who fathered his career, as all prodigal sons must be -before they can return home.
Schilling wants the Phillies to step up and re-acquire him. Ed Wade and the
entire organization from
"And By The Way, Curt? Your light is on in your room, and your mother has left your favorite meat loaf out in the refrigerator".
is on the top of the mound, not wanting to be controlled by a bad market place.
He is orchestrating his own return home; his intensions are so clear that having
to read subtly between the lines is no longer needed. The message he is sending
is that he needs to return and it is as clear for us to see as watching a guy
bait to all three of them, and challenges to all three of them," Schilling said.
His stated that if he were to wave his no trade clause that his preferences in
order in were the Philadelphia Phillies, followed by the New York Yankees and
finally the Boston Red Sox (with their small left field and the Green Monster).
Schilling has made it clear that he'd come to
cannot be any clearer that he wants to return to
He told the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jim Salisbury this week that the Phillies would be his first choice, "because that's home, and it's comfortable. That team has a chance to win the World Series. There's a new park. I love the fans there. The chance to pitch in that environment would be cool."
"I'm making money, on top of money I'll never get to spend. Money is not going to determine where I'm going to finish my career. I'll get what I feel I'm worth. And the length of time in the contract will have a lot to do with it. But the contract value itself will not be a deal-breaker."
money is not the reason that is going to determine where he is going to finish
his career, just what is? Schilling knows his place in history, he quotes it all
the time. He is aware that if he returns to Philly that he is an odds on
favorite to join Alexander, Roberts, Bunning, and
is he not in the fold already? There are two reasons. First,
guess who they are playing against the Yankees? The
What is he Curt really saying? He is saying - "dad. Dad. DAD!!! Do you care about me?" he is dying inside waiting for the Phillies to be proactive as well as he keeps hoping for their call for him to return.
"I'm dealing with this situation exactly
how I would if I were a free agent and
is rumored that Boston would give up left-hander Casey Fossum, Reliever Brandon Lyon (who was sent back by the Pirates last year as being damaged goods), as
well as minor league pitcher Jorge De La Rosa and outfielder Michael Goss.
Fossum was 6-5 with a 5.47 ERA for
Speaking only of the available Phillies pitchers, we have Ryan Madson, Carlos Silva, Eric Junge, Josh Hancock, Keith Bucktrot, Valerio De Los Santos, David Coggin, Alfredo Simon, and Elizardo Ramirez. They are all more valuable than Fossum and bodies when a few are selected and tailored into a deal. So it is really not about the talent any longer, unless the Yankees rise to take the bait and are hooked.
What is really happening? What do Curt Schilling and his wife really want for their kids? Here he tells us…
"I'm concerned about a lot of things -- and many of them are not just in the clubhouse and on the field. They're personal, family issues. And they're things I have to think about in a very condensed time frame, because by Friday at , somebody has to have a decision."
"In a sense, I'm still standing on the mound with the ball in my hand," he said, "because nothing has been determined. And nothing will be determined without my wife and I saying yes."
These are the words of a son asking to return. This is where the second and more important reason lies - for why Schilling is not a Phillie as we speak. Curt Schilling as all sons do (as they are setting out and leaving home), did not go quietly. He was head strong. He hit below the belt, even though he was right about many things at the time. He must be forgiven.
We are all getting older. Our sons are showing us up. Schilling is aging as well, just think of what Curt Schilling will do if he returns to become a father to Brett Myers and places his legacy of his no holds barred competitiveness into our organization when he joins Bowa and Schmidt after his playing days are ended?
is so much bigger than all of us. This is about every working father and mother
is waiting to be acknowledged by the city who fathered his career. Step up
Phillies Management and let this prodigal son come home. Help him join Alexander
and Roberts and Bunning and