Curt Schilling: Don't compare Trevor Bauer's bloody finger to my bloody sock

If Trevor Bauer's bloody pinky during Game 3 of the ALCS conjured a comparison, it was the obvious one to Curt Schilling and his gushing ankle.

For those too young or scatterbrained to remember, Schilling pitched Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS with an injured ankle -- a condition that lead to a blood-soaked sock. Since Schilling is as outspoken as any former ballplayer, you probably expected he'd weigh in on Bauer's pinky. Sure enough, he did.

Yet despite being a brother in blood, Schilling exhibited no fondness for Bauer's guts, nor empathy for losing precious body fluids on the mound during an important game. Rather, Schilling tweeted a ... well, a message brimming with animosity for Bauer and the situation as a whole:

So there you have it. Schilling ain't having your Bauer-related tweets.

CBS Sports Staff

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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