Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Bloody Sock Not Bloody?

Thanks to this site.

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's famous bloody sock from the 2004 playoffs is being called into question.

Gary Thorne, who does play-by-play for Orioles games, brought up the issue during the telecast of Wednesday night's game.

He said he had been told by Sox catcher Doug Mirabelli that the sock had been painted to look like blood in game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series against the Yankees.

The Boston Globe reported that Thorne claimed it was all a public relations stunt.

The statement ignited fury among members of the Sox.

Mirabelli denied ever telling Thorne it was paint saying, "I never said that. I know it was blood. Everybody knows it was blood."

Manager Terry Francona also weighed in, saying Thorne's remarks "Go so far past disappointing. Disrespectful to Schill, to his vocation. I'm stunned."

(This better be a misunderstanding on Thorne's part.).


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