By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Did you wake up to have Curt Schilling calling your father a “dumb ass” on Twitter? No? Then we’ve had different days.
While the PED debate led most Hall Of Fame talk on Wednesday, there were a few non-suspects on the ballot as well, one of them former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling, who did not get in.
My father (Howard, not Curt) gave his thoughts on the PED and Schilling the debates on Twitter:
Didn’t think he was too critical of Schilling here. Still sort of funny to have a father with 30,000+ Twitter followers, but let’s continue. Schilling actually fired back!
Schilling has a point about the wins, but him calling someone else a “dumbass” is probably a pretty solid case of the pot and the kettle.
The debate continued this morning, when Howard and Al Morganti debated the issue further with Angelo Cataldi as moderator. They brought Jack Morris, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine into the discussion.
Howard: Randy Johnson made a comment, basically, don’t worry Curt, you’ll get there—kind of comment, on Twitter. So I saw that, and I said wait a minute. All these people that said, if he wasn’t on ESPN, if he didn’t have a big mouth, would we even be talking about him for the Hall of Fame? So I wrote back, basically and I’m paraphrasing, that Curt Schilling had a very, very good career, but he’s not a Hall of Famer. Only 216 wins. Are we going to let guys in with 200, then 195? The Hall of Fame should be special.
Everybody is hanging on 13 games in the postseason. Hey, he was terrific in the post season, but so were other pitchers. I mean look at a guy struggling, Jack Morris, doesn’t get in, in the end. Jack Morris is a better pitcher than Curt Schilling.
Al: How many World Series did Jack Morris win?
Howard: He won one!
(he actually won four but who’s counting?)
Al: Oh, with how many teams? One. Because you can only win with one team. How many did Schilling win?
Howard: He won three.
Al: Three, with two teams. And he was 11-2. 11-2.
Al’s basketball Hall Of Fame ballot probably has Robert Horry on it.
In any case, it’s worth a listen: