PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Curt Schilling isn’t shy. He’ll attack anyone and everyone, even Hillary Clinton.
His latest target? Tim Tebow.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
“Hey listen, the guy is a great athlete, but I played with thousands of great athletes,” Schilling told Howard Eskin and Joe Giglio on the 94WIP Afternoon Show. “The quote that I think probably got Larry [Bowa]’s blood boiling and the one the kinda got my hair on end is the quote of, ‘He was a really good hitter in high school.’ Well, you know what? So was I.
Listen: Curt Schilling on the 94WIP Afternoon Show
“This was no disrespect to Tim Tebow. There’s no chance on this planet that he plays in the big leagues if he’s treated like a professional baseball player. No chance. None.”READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
Tebow, who hit .494 with four homers and 30 RBIs as a junior at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida, worked out for the majority of MLB teams on August 30th.
“I watched the video, I saw him playing. Again, that’s a great swing…in high school,” Schilling, a six-time all-star and three-time world series champion pitcher, said.
On Thursday, the New York Mets are reportedly signing Tebow to a minor-league contract.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
“You knew someone was gonna sign him because it’s gonna bring in money and it’s gonna put people in the seats,” Schilling said on Thursday. “But there’s only so many roster spots and on most of those teams and most of those leagues, so some kid who baseball has been his whole life is not playing right now.”