Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said Thursday the chances of him running to replace Democrat Edward M. Kennedy in the U.S. Senate are "slim to none" but he will not rule it out.
The three-time World Series champion said he retired from baseball in March to spare his family the downside of the public spotlight. He has also invested millions in his fledgling video-gaming business, 38 Studios.
Yet the 42-year-old told a Boston radio station that Massachusetts is in "desperate" need of fresh political blood.
"This state, next to Illinois, is probably looked on as one of the most corrupt, laughable political scenes in the nation, and it should be just the opposite," he said during one of his regular appearances on WEEI-AM, a sports radio station. "I think there's so much broke here, that the fixing piece, I don't think you'd have to look very hard to pick up the pieces of debris and start to reform and fix it."
While Schilling has never run for or held political office, he said it's an asset because he's unencumbered by special interest connections.
"My credentials are that I have no baggage," he said.
During his baseball career Curt Schilling was well-known for being a big game pitcher who often spoke out of both sides of his mouth. So who knows how serious he is about going after Kennedy's chair. But one thing's certain: Curt Schilling is hella popular in Massachusetts and he or just about anybody would be a better replacement for Ted Kennedy than any choice made by woefully incompetent Kennedy groupie and radically-Left Gov. Deval Patrick.