Major League pitching great Curt Schilling came out swinging.
In a blog post late Tuesday night, the two-time World Series winner had a blunt response to critics who said he should have ignored the vile messages that came in over social media after he wrote about his daughter’s being accepted to Salve Regina College.
“Hell no,” Schilling wrote.
Schilling, who is known for being a conservative Republican as well as being a hero on the diamond, also became known as an Internet avenger after tracking two men who sent sexually graphic messages in response to his Twitter posting announcing his daughter’s college acceptance.
He also got a load of flack from social users for going after the men, but he’s not sorry.
For all you tough guys out there who piss and moan with the “just turn it off” or “just block”. Why on earth would I allow someone with zero honor, zero integrity and zero morals to dictate even 1 minute of my life?
I look at it like this. If someone walked into your house and punched your daughter square in the face, what would your reaction be? You and I probably are thinking the very same thing. How is that different than what happened to my amazing Daughter?
Those bruises on your daughters face? They’ll heal over time and go away. My daughter? She was bruised and battered every bit as bad as that punch. Her scars are there forever.
For you “men” trying to somehow side with these guys? Go for it. You don’t have far to go in life, in fact you may already be at your finish line.
Ladies? I don’t care if you’re 7 or 70. There is no time, no place, no reason in your lives ever that anyone, most especially a man, is allowed to talk to you, or treat you, this way. 99.9% of the tools that continue to rant didn’t even read the article, and they most assuredly didn’t click on the links.
After Schilling outed them, one of the men was fired from his part-time job selling tickets for the New York Yankees, the chief rival of Schilling’s former team the Boston Red Sox. The other was suspended from the community college he attends.
And he’d do it again.
The boys that have gotten bad fallout from this. Do I feel bad? No. Do I sympathize? No. Whatever is their result is 100% on them. No one asked them to do it, no one forced them to do it, they made sexually aggressive and sexually explicit comments at and to my 17 year old daughter and even when given a chance (which I did in every instance) to back off and move on, they did not.
The bottom line, Schilling wrote, is that in an interconnected world, decent people have no choice but to stand up to bullies.
And they have a duty to do it.
We don’t need the FCC, it’s not Twitters, Facebook, Hulu, Youtube, Instagram, Vine or any other social networking services’ fault. Human beings are at fault and there is absolutely NO reason to not hold any and every one of them accountable.
You don’t need money, you don’t need celebrity to out these toolboxes. Just a desire to take a bully in front of the public. Nothing a phony tough guy is more scared of than being outed I bet. Let’s find out.
In the meantime God Bless, and to our Warfighters God Speed and thank you. Curt
Actually, Curt, thank YOU.
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