Coakley Calls Schilling A "Yankee Fan"
It's a close one race up there in Massachusetts. One can never quite tell what will make the difference. If Scott Brown pulls off the upset in the Senate special election, Democratic candidate Martha Coakley will have no one to blame except herself and perhaps her baseball knowledge.
Via Baseball Musings comes an 11th hour radio appearance on Boston's WBZ News Radio in which Coakley sits down with Dan Rea and talks about whether or not President Obama would campaign for her had the race not been so close:
Some transcript magic for you:
Coakley: "If it weren't so close, Rudy Giuliani wouldn't have come either, and besides he's a Yankee fan, [laughs] I just want people to know..."
Rea: "Yeah, but now Scott Brown has Curt Schilling, okay?"
Coakley: "And another Yankee fan!"
She eventually retracted that, wrapping it up with a statement about how he doesn't play there anymore. That's true, but anyone who knows anything about Schilling understands that he loves beating the Yankees no matter what color his own jersey is.
On Schilling's 38 Pitches blog, he got a kick out of it, "But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan."