Curt Schilling discussed his reaction to the Mitchell Report at MLB.Com. Schilling expresses great disappointment at the inclusion of his friend Roger Clemens.
Perhaps the hardest aspect of the report for Schilling to swallow was the detailed inclusion of Roger Clemens. Schilling has long idolized the Rocket. In fact, Schilling often points to a motivational chat from Clemens back in 1991 as the key turning point to his career.
Schilling gives out some advice for the Rocket:
"It's just when you spend, for me, 20 years of my career [were] spent idolizing somebody and seeing that person thrown on to the carpet here, like I said, I'm hoping to hear a very large legal team has been assembled and that Roger is suing everybody," said Schilling. "Short of that, I guess I'm bummed a little bit about the fact that it is what it is."
The way Schilling looks at it, it should soon became very apparent whether Clemens is guilty of the evidence supplied in Mitchell's report.
"I'm sitting here and saying to myself, this is, to me, very black and white, and it's kind of like being pregnant," said Schilling. "You're never just a little bit pregnant. If your name is there, there's two ways to go about this. You legally defend yourself and sue the crap out of everybody involved or you don't."
Schilling talks about the big picture to kids:
"I think the bigger picture is the one that's getting totally buried in this avalanche, is the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of kids that think this is the way to go," Schilling said. "When you think about the fact that the two greatest players of our generation, arguably of all-time, the greatest hitter and pitcher that ever lived, are potentially the poster boys for cheating, it's a horrible, horrible testament to today's athlete.
BTW, suing people doesn't prove anything anymore. As we now know, a guilty as heck Marion Jones sued Victor Conte for implicating her in steroid use.