You're Not Getting Rid Of Schilling That Easily

For one day only, it's the return of the Daily Closer!

Get Ready For More Curt, Boston. There are certain people who are allowed to use the first-person plural possessive in blog entries. For some, it works. Curt Schilling is not one of those. From Schilling's 38 Pitches:

Talks with the Red Sox are moving. Theo and I have spoken multiple times daily over the past week and given the current situation I am feeling very confident that we will be able to finalize a 1 year contract to allow us a chance to finish our career as members of the Red Sox organization.

Schilling went on to say:

We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!

My question: If Schilling already wrote farewell notes to all his teammates, should he be allowed back? My vote is no.

Mets Will Take A Pass, Probably. The Mets have no real interest in Alex Rodriguez, according to Newsday. More likely is a push for Jose Contreras, Joe Blanton or Carlos Silva (better pitching? What a concept). But according to the New York Daily News, the Mets are making a big push for A-Rod. Hmm. [Newsday]

Old Money. Yes son, we live in a country where a 42-year-old pitcher can make $10 million on a one-year contract. Greg Maddux will be back with the Padres for that amount, and unlike Clemens, he'll probably actually make a difference. Maddux will be joined in the lineup, of course, by Barry Bonds.* [ABC News]

Escape From New York. Boy, now that George Steinbrenner is no longer totally in charge, it's just a giant conga line out the back door of Yankee Stadium. Next to diss the team: Andy Pettitte. [Pinstripe Alley]

* = May not be joined by Bonds.