This is another one of those "I know it’s not a trade rumor, but…" type things. Orioles play-by-play guy Gary Thorne asserted last night on the air that Curt Schilling’s sock wasn’t actually bloody, but was painted red for PR effect. It sounds far-fetched, but Thorne insists he heard it from Doug Mirabelli. Mirabelli angrily denied this.
Schilling has yet to respond to the allegation on his blog. As an unbiased, mildly interested third party, I say it was blood. I suppose if we really wanted to be sure they could run some tests on the sock fairly easily. But then someone would be spending time and money to run tests on Curt Schilling’s sock. There has to be a better use of that scientist’s time.