It's been a stressful few years for Curt Schilling, whose failed video game company earned him lawsuits and forced him to sell off his house and his bloody sock. How stressful? Bad enough that Schilling suffered a heart attack in 2011 while watching—not running, watching—the NYC Marathon.
We've heard the other sides. From Rhode Island taxpayers, who are on the hook for millions for a loan Schilling's 38 Studios couldn't pay back. From the state, which claims Schilling knowingly hid financial information to get that big fat loan. From his employees, who were suddenly and unceremoniously fired. But we've rarely heard Schilling's side of the story. That's exactly what this piece, from yesterday's Boston Globe, aims to do: make him a sympathetic figure by spelling how just how hard his business failures have hit him.