Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer is polling its readers. The question: “If Curt Schilling’s career is over, should he be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible?”
Yes. He has longevity, and he’s one of the all-time great big-game pitchers.
No. He had his moments, but he doesn’t have enough wins.
Total votes = 1747
I still haven’t made up my mind if Schilling is Hall worthy. Rest assured, it’s a topic we’ll delve into in great detail here at Umpbump. But for now I thought it was interesting to note that Philadelphia fans seem split on the issue.
UPDATE: Today, Jayson Stark debates the merits of Schilling’s Hall of Fame case with ESPN.com readers. It’s worth a read to get a sense of just how much many people dislike Schilling and how feverishly opposed they are to his candidacy, despite the fact that Stark makes a very compelling case in favor of Schilling.