Kurt Schilling, a former Red Sox player, said he was “at peace” after he failed to get the votes required to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Schilling got 285 out of 401 votes, 71 percent, just 4 points off the 75 percent needed for tariffs, Boston Globe Reports. However, none of the candidates received enough votes to be recruited.
On Facebook, Schilling shared a lengthy statement that he said had also been sent to the American Baseball Writers Association.
Schilling asked to be removed from the ballot, adding, “I don’t think I’m a fan of families as I have mentioned a lot but if the former players think I would accept it with honor.”
“As I have repeatedly mentioned over the past years to those I have spoken to in my heart, I am at peace. Nothing, nothing, none of the claims made by any of the writers have an advantage.” Than being a good fellow.
The retired baseball player is likely to point to criticism of his behavior on social media as he has attacked groups such as Muslims and transgender people. Schilling tweeted an image comparing Muslims to Nazis. His anti-transgender comments on the Internet gave rise to him He was launched as an analyst from ESPN.
The day after the fatal breach of the Capitol on January 6, Schilling posted several tweets that appeared to defend the rioters while taunting the protesters in “Black Lives Matter.”
The Globe cites one incident in which Schilling commented, “Well, really cool here” on a picture of a Trump fan wearing a T-shirt that says, “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Requires some makeup.” TGlobe notes that Schilling’s hostile behavior on social media has hurt his chances of joining the Hall of Fame.
“Never malice, do not harm another person intentionally or intentionally. I was 100% responsible and still am,” Schilling said in his statement. Even thinking of responding to the allegations of “Nazi” or “racist” or any other term that has been diluted and rendered meaningless by weak cowards who have never met me before makes me feel sick. “