What did we do this season without a flurry of dumb Curt Schilling quotes? Maybe it’s the reason the Yankees suck. Ah, but that’s what he wants you to think. At least that’s how he comes across in this interview with WEEI radio, via The Big Lead:
People don’t like [New England/Boston] anymore. The euphoria in New York is palpable. The Yankees suck this year, and they’re bitter and mad and they’re making excuses over that. Now they got Tom going down, so New York is excited.
Oh, where do I begin? How about the connection with the “euphoria in New York” and the Yankees sucking. I dunno, Curt, but I have this hunch that the two might not be related. You see, the New York Football Giants faced the Patriots in the Super Bowl last year, and won. So, y’know, maybe it has something to do with that, and not with the Yankees.
As for the making excuses bit, well, I guess it depends on your definition of excuse. If you think we’re looking for reasons why the team failed, yeah, then I guess we’re doing that. In reality, there is no excuse. Unless you consider losing your top two starters an excuse. I suppose if Boston lost Matsuzaka and Lester, they might be singing a different tune up there. Yet it’s not an excuse, because the bulk of the blame lies with the bats.
More on this, of course, as the season winds down. In closing, though: Go to hell, Curt.