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PostSubject: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:31 pm




Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling, currently an ESPN baseball analyst, announced Wednesday that he has cancer.


"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer."

Neither Schilling, 47, nor ESPN said what type of cancer he has been diagnosed with. Nor did they make any comment on his prognosis.

"Shonda (Schilling, Curt's wife) and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers," Schilling said in his statement. "My father left me with a saying that I've carried my entire life and tried to pass on to our kids: 'tough times don't last, tough people do.' Over the years in Boston, the kids at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown us what that means. With my incredibly talented medical team I'm ready to try and win another big game. I've been so very blessed and I feel grateful for what God has allowed my family to have and experience, and I'll embrace this fight just like the rest of them, with resolute faith and head on."

"Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time," the network said in a statement. "His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he's ready."

Schilling -- whose post-baseball career, 38 Studios video-game venture went bankrupt in 2011 and put Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for $75 million -- recently signed a multiyear extension with ESPN. He is scheduled to join the network's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team this season.

After a stellar career with Orioles, Astros, Phillies and Diamondbacks, Schilling joined the Red Sox in 2004 and helped lead them to their first World Series championship in 86 years. He also helped the Sox win a second World Series title in 2007, his last year as an active player. He posted a career record of 216-146 with a 3.46 ERA, and his 3,116 strikeouts are the 15th-highest total in baseball history. He also was 11-2, 2.23 in postseason play and, in addition to his two championships with the Red Sox, he was part of a World Series title team in Arizona in 2001 and was a member of Philadelphia's National League championship team in 1993.

Schilling also had health problems in 2011, when, in the aftermath of the 38 Studios bankruptcy, he suffered a heart attack. Shonda Schilling also has had cancer; she was diagnosed with stage 2 malignant melanoma in 2001.
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:34 pm

'Best wishes  :x
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:49 pm

fucking cancer
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:21 pm

Yep
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:37 am

boy he has had a rough couple of years, lost millions on his video game business ( what the fuck was he thinking with that anyways) his wife had stage 2 breast cancer I believe, one of his kids has autism, and now this.

best wishes on a speedy recovery Schill, you may be a loudmouth, but you brought a world series ring to a town that thought they would never see one again, and for that i will always be a fan
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:18 am

skin cancer, I think it was. But I thought I remember him having it too.

He HATED Mitch Williams - whenever he was called in to save one of his games, Curt would put a towel over his head so he couldn't see lol2
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:44 am

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skin cancer, I think it was.  But I thought I remember him having it too.

He HATED Mitch Williams - whenever he was called in to save one of his games, Curt would put a towel over his head so he couldn't see lol2
yeah you're right, it was melanoma.

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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:40 am

mitch williams the one that does some coverage now on espn? he was a cub for a long time and we called him Wild Thing...he was crazy and unpredictable when he came in...
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:28 am

yup, Wild Thing.

I had a crush on him when he was our closer Embarassed

He was MLB network and recently interviewed for one of our broadcasting positions open this year.

he was a typical "heart attack" closer
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:36 am

yea i remember him throwing so hard he'd fall off the mound every time...that was when he was really young so i dont know if he changed anything when he moved on...i didnt know he was a philly either..
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PostSubject: Re: Schilling announces he's been diagnosed with cancer   Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:01 am

nope, still fell completely off the mound lol He blew a save in the '93 WS, the big bomb hit by Joe Carter of the Blue Jays.

I used to watch him on mlb - he often made fun of himself for his "perfect" form and mechanics
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