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 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??

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