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Curt Schilling Says Being A Republican Cost Him HOF Votes

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If there is one thing you can count on, it is Curt Schilling being wrong about absolutely everything.


In a radio interview on WEEI today—you can listen for yourself here; the discussion begins at about the 6:45 mark—Schilling, who was not elected to the baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, proposed a theory explaining why he did not get as many votes as former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz:

[Smoltz] is a Hall-of-Famer. And I think the other big thing is that I think he's a Democrat, and so... I know that as a Republican, that there's some people who really don't like that.


"If you'd just said, 'vote Kerry,' you might be in the Hall of Fame right now," added one of the hosts. "Absolutely," Schilling replied.

So, a couple of things here. First, demographically speaking, it's hard to imagine many situations other than vying for a spot in the baseball Hall of Fame—an institution that boasts a predominately old, white, and male group of gatekeepers—in which being a Republican would be less harmful to one's chances at success.

Second, John Smoltz is almost certainly not a Democrat. The man once compared homosexuality to bestiality, and gave a bunch of money to Mitt Romney's campaign. Curt Schilling is dumb as hell.

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