I know he talks a lot, and he's got a lot of opinions that I flat out don't agree with, but it's his job to spout off right now. He works for ESPN as an analyst. As an analyst, I WANT to hear his take on how he thinks everything is going with the Sox. Why is he any less qualified to give his opinion than any other analyst?
Go ahead and take a look at some of his comments. A lot of people are angry and calling him a hypocrite. I want to believe that the average, reasonably intelligent person doesn't think he's a hypocrite, but I truly want to know how people feel about him. I don't think he's hypocritical. Am I missing something?
"There’s a lot of things I think that are happening not just from his perspective, but when you talk to these guys — and I’m still talking to some of these guys — I don’t think this is going well. And I think it’s going bad quicker than I expected it to." - Curt SchillingWho do you think Schilling keeps in touch with? My guess is probably Beckett, maybe Youk and Papi. Possibily Pedroia, just because I think Pedroia will talk to anyone who will listen to how wonderful he is (and I do think he's wonderful). There's been a lot of turnaround on this club since he last toed the rubber for them. I can't imagine he formed such permanent bonds with so many of the players. So let's think about this... assuming that Curt is talking to Josh, because that's what I think is the most logical... we all know Josh isn't happy about the whole Bobby V. thing. Maybe I'm just making rash assumptions here, but I think that we've had enough hints from Josh that he's not thrilled about it. So Curt calls Josh. Josh says he thinks Bobby as manager is a bad idea. Curt also believed Bobby as manager was a bad idea. Curt goes to work and says 'I don't think it's going well.' What's the problem here? (EDIT: I guess Josh hasn't kept in contact. Doesn't matter, though. Plug any player into the above scenario and I still don't see the problem)
I have to admit, I was starting to buy into the whole Bobby V. thing, but spring training isn't even over yet and he's been on my nerves for the last two weeks. I don't think it's going well either. I think he needs to shut up. If I were an analyst for ESPN, I would say that I think Bobby V. is a loudmouth and his penchant for blabbing is going to make this team hate him.
I don't know. I know I'm missing something here, but if Curt is doing his job, why is everyone so angry?