The former All-Star pitcher and three-time World Series champ (twice with the Boston Red Sox) is replacing Orel Hershiser on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast crew next season, giving him a wider audience for his opinions.
“No matter how you phrase it, if you don’t compliment a player, that player’s team, that’s player’s fans think you hate him,” Schilling said Sunday. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people react with ‘You hate so-and-so. You hate so-and-so.’ And it’s just amazing how — it’s a good thing. The passion is great. It’s amazing how much people read into the things that we say on a nightly basis.”
In the 25th season of “Sunday Night Baseball,” Schilling will join former Philadelphia teammate John Kruk, play-by-play man Dan Schulman and reporter Buster Olney. Hershiser is expected to join the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new regional sports network, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday "
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