Curt Schilling has apparently hit sock bottom.
From yesterday’s Boston Globe (boink! sorry, paywall):
The bloody sock that came to symbolize one of Curt Schilling’s greatest victories could also play a starring role in one of his biggest losses.
The former Boston Red Sox pitcher could be forced to sell a “bloody sock” he wore while leading the Sox to their first championship in 86 years, among other cherished items, to help pay back millions of dollars in loans he guaranteed for his failed video game company, 38 Studios.
The sock, worn by Schilling in the 2004 World Series, was among the collateral Schilling recently pledged to lenders, according to a document filed with the Massachusetts secretary of state’s office.
The Boston Herald catches up today with this piece from the Track Gals (and Megan!):
The lowdown: Curt Schilling to auction 2004 World Series bloody sock
Red Sox hero hurler Curt Schilling seems resigned to losing his memorabilia collection — including his 2004 World Series bloody sock — which he put up as collateral for millions in loans for his failed video game company.
“Been asked about everything many times in the past few months, I kept coming back to ‘Every year of life is NOT 2004’ ” Curt wrote on his Facebook page yesterday. “I made some mistakes, I owe people and institutions money … add to that the 400 families (that) were upended and I was at the helm.”
The posting was Schilling’s first comments following reports that the legendary sock, which could fetch as much as $25,000 at auction, and a cap worn by Schilling’s hero Lou Gehrig, were among the collateral the pitcher promised to lenders who financed his 38 Studios.
$25,000? That’s lunch money.
Then again, the market ate Curt Schilling’s lunch.