The famous sock bloodied by Curt Schilling during the 2004 World Series… (Mike Groll / Associated…)
Curt Schilling wasn't quite able to make his video game company work. And as a result, the former baseball star might be reduced to selling some dirty laundry to cover the huge loan he guaranteed to his Providence-based 38 Studios.
No, not juicy secrets from behind the clubhouse doors. Actual dirty laundry that apparently has been sitting around unwashed for eight years now.
What? Yes, in fact, I am talking about a sock. Why do you ask?
Huh? Yes, it is stained with blood. This is getting spooky. How did you know?
And why is everyone in Boston getting so excited?
I know the guy is a big deal around there, apparently he pitched in some big game on an injured ankle and helped end some sort of curse or something. But really? You people love him so much that you'd really buy his nasty old sock?
Who would even list something like that as collateral to a bank? Especially alongside some real items of interest like a baseball hat worn by Lou Gehrig and a collection of World War II memorabilia.
But that's what the Boston Globe reported Thursday. Schilling might have to sell off all of that stuff after his company filed for bankruptcy in June.
I guess that's the risk you take with a $75-million loan guarantee. Hopefully, things won't get any worse or Schilling might be forced to part with a used tissue or some belly button lint or something equally disgusting.
Of course, you Red Sox fans would probably be lining up to buy that stuff too. Seriously, what is wrong with you people?
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