Curt Schilling joined Clay Travis on Fox Sports Radio Wednesday morning to discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame voting results and Schilling’s decision to remove himself from consideration next year.
“I wanted it over,” Schilling starts, “I didn’t want to go through it again.”
Schilling says he made peace years ago with who the judges are and what they think: “You are talking about a group of people who are 85% white and 90% male — and they are lecturing me on diversity and racism.”
Both Clay and Schilling believe that Schilling would be in the Hall of Fame if he had never made any political statements.
“The hatred for President Trump and conservatives runs deep,” Schilling explained.
Clay then asked Schilling whether he would be a Hall of Famer if he were a Bernie Bro, a big Obama supporter, or a liberal. Schilling has no doubt.
Schilling makes clear that while there are great baseball writers, many are dirtbags.
“This is a group of people who voted for a pedophile in the writer’s wing of the Hall of Fame,” Schilling goes on, “they voted for a guy who molested his niece.” Schilling later calls him by name, Bill Conlin.
Schilling said baseball writers live with broken mirrors:
“You got 90% white, liberal college males standing in a clubhouse of players of every race, some don’t even have an 8th-grade education but are making $25 million a year. [The writers], who graduated from Harvard, are bitter.”
Schilling came with some ideas. He says if a player gets 90% of the vote that anyone not voting for that player should lose their ballot and that any writer who votes for a player who only gets one vote should also lose their ballot. “This way you cut away the fraud,” Schilling told Clay.
You can listen to the full interview below: