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MLB clutch pitcher Curt Schilling’s conservative political views stand between him and Hall of Fame

Three-time World Series champion Curt Schilling’s stats as a pitcher should be more than enough to get him elected to the Hall of Fame, BUT life in post-Obama America is more complicated than that.

In addition to being a great clutch pitcher, Schilling has conservative political beliefs. Worse than that, in the eyes of the left, he’s outspoken about those beliefs. Far worse than that, the former MLB player is a fan of President Donald Trump.

Schilling’s chances are reportedly taking a further hit because of a tweet posted Jan. 6, slamming those critical of the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol — he would also rip the Black Lives Matter riots, which the liberal media sees as nothing short of sacrilege.

Schilling tweeted: “You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for air Jordan’s and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for sh** that matters like rights, democracy and the end of govt corruption.”

Oh, and there was that time he tweeted a photo of a man wearing a T-shirt that read: “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.”

On Tuesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce results of the most recent election, with controversial players like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Schilling on the ballot — the New York Post reported that no player is expected to be voted in this year.

(Bonds and Clemens both have ties to performance-enhancing drugs.)

Some members of the Baseball Writers Association of America reportedly asked to amend their ballots to leave Schilling off after the tweet, according to Forbes, which called Schilling a “QAnon believer.”

In the eyes of those who disagree with Schillings’ political views, he falls short of the “integrity” and “character” clauses mentioned in the official HOF voting guidelines.

The guidelines state: “Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.”

But those stats.

Of course, if the former player was a strong Black Lives Matter advocate that would surely boost his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame. But, alas, Schilling backed the wrong revolution.

Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:

Tom Tillison

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