CHAFEE SOCKS SCHILLING: Questions Former Ace’s Business, Bloody Sock

(AP) - Former Boston Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling tips his cap to the crowd during the 2004 ALCS at Fenway Park

Lincoln Chafee threw some chin music at former Boston Red Sox pitcher and future RI businessman Curt Schilling in a WPRO interview. ABC6 Anchor Andrew Gobeil has more…


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee is questioning whether Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling faked his bloody sock in the 2004 playoffs.

Chafee, a gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island, criticized Schilling Tuesday to WPRO-AM, the day after state economic development officials approved a $75 million loan guarantee for
Schilling's video game company.

Chafee said he doesn't know if he trusts Schilling, and incorrectly said Schilling's own teammates questioned whether Schilling faked his bloody sock. A Baltimore Orioles broadcaster claimed in 2007 that Sox catcher Doug Mirabelli said it was faked, but Mirabelli denied it, and the broadcaster later apologized.

A Chafee spokesman said later that Chafee respects Schilling's athletic achievements and regrets his remark is deflecting attention from whether the deal makes sense.
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