Sports Douche Of The Week

Hello sports fans, Knowledge Droppings back with this week’s award. And to all you that wrote me this past week chiding me for using such a distasteful term for this award, let me help you out.

I know you must all be of the older generation, because Intrinsic hit me with the same thing. Here in this century, the term is used as a noun, not a verb.

Mind if I continue?

This week’s award does not go to Curt Schilling’s sock (pictured). It does go to Baltimore Orioles’ television broadcaster Gary Thorne who during a televised game this week told Hall of Fame pitcher and current broadcaster Jim Palmer that Curt Schilling’s bloody sock of legend was not bloody after all. He said it was painty.

You remember Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees where Curt Schilling opted for a temporary ankle ligament fix using screws (and maybe duct tape) so he could lead his team past the hated Yanks? Blood stains were seen by the tv cameras oozing into the sock while he pitched his heart out. And Chowderhead lore began.

Not so according to Thorne who cited former Red Sox Doug Mirabelli as his source. He claims Mirabelli told him it was paint.

Mirabelli vehemently denied this whole event, as did Schill.

Thorne easily wins this week’s honors. He needs to check his medication that helps him distinguish between dreams and reality and makes him feel like he’s getting the attention he so very badly craves.



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