Nicole Yang writes at Boston.com:
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says the Red Sox’ decision to exclude him from their ceremonial festivities before Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night was intentional and unsurprising.
“What they did, or did not do, [Wednesday] was done 100% on purpose and completely expected,” he wrote.
In his statement, Schilling acknowledged his feelings were, “in one sense,” hurt as a result of being snubbed. His former teammates, Alan Embree, Keith Foulke, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield — and even Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts — all were welcomed to the tune of roaring applause at Fenway.
“I know what I did in 2004, [and] the men on that field know what I did,” he wrote. “Most importantly? The men who sit in that ivory tower and pass their judgment from on high know EXACTLY what I did and it shames them as men knowing they’ll never in their lives be able to do anything remotely close to that.”
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