• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

Curt SchillingToday, 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?”

The results:

Yes. He has longevity, and he’s one of the all-time great big-game pitchers.

901 (51.6%)

No. He had his moments, but he doesn’t have enough wins.

846 (48.4%)

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.

No Responses to “Philly Inquirer readers on Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame worthiness”

  1. Lyndsay says:

    he’s SPIDERMAN! that clip definitely needs the Spidey song…

    if that clip can even work (Sarah – it appears as a big empty box right now)

    unless Grady Sizemore catapults himself over the wall, sits and has a sandwich with a fan, and returns the ball for a triple play, I think that should get play of the year – ya hear that, ESPN?

  2. Sarah Green says:

    A big thanks to our HTML hero, Alejandro, for fixing the video! Who is that masked man?! When there’s trouble you call DW!

    (Or in this case, I guess you email Alejandro. But you know what I meant.)

  3. Lyndsay says:

    also, Sarah, we know you don’t think God’s involved in anything but extra bases, but what’s your stance on God being involved in spectacular outfield catches/impossible double plays? that play could have been called Manny Being both Human and Divine.

  4. Sarah Green says:

    I would also like to give some love to Ian at Sox and Dawgs for posting the video, and to Red at Surviving Grady, which is actually where we got the code. Thank you, gentlemen, for services above and beyond the call of fandom!

    I would go back into the post and put my love there, but I am too afraid of screwing up Alejandro’s back-end handiwork.

    Um, oops. That sounds dirty.

  5. Lyndsay says:

    nah, it’s only dirty if Jacoby Ellsbury is somehow involved.

  6. Lyndsay says:

    I would like to see Derek Jeter do that. are you listening, Hank??

Leave a Reply

Marketplace

    Subscribe via email

    Enter your email address:

    Archives

What's Popular

Featured posts

220px-Bbwaa_logo_web

December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]