Against her better judgment, wife of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling had a semi-meltdown on Facebook this week, reacting to media reports that her family was now bankrupt because of her hubby’s defunct video game business, after photos were posted notifying the public that they were having a yard sale-type purge of personal possessions.
“I should know better then [sic] to do this but this is really gotten so out of hand and the media is so pathetic to write the things they have written about my husband this week,” said Shonda Schilling, in the start to her Facebook post that lambasted reports about the family’s estate sale, which includes getting rid of fake Christmas trees, and books about melanoma.
Shonda tried to take the heat off her husband by saying that it was her idea to have the estate sale, not because the family was scraping for cash, but because the kids are growing up, and they are merely looking to move out of their house in Medfield to downsize a little bit—something she said a lot of families go through:
Like anybody who moves we are not lucky enough for all of the furniture to fit perfectly in the next house. So I decided it would be a great idea to Estate sale it. Yard sale, tag sale, consignment sale—it’s all the same thing; some fun things that hopefully someone would have a great use for in there [sic] home. I watch lots of HGTV and love what people can do with things people can no longer use. Curt did not pick through our house what should we sell [sic] it was me. It was totally my idea…We are not doing this because we have lost everything and need the money. Media, talk shows, newspapers you have once again tried to humiliate my husband and my family. It is truly what is wrong with the world today. That anyone would want to see someone fall so badly that they would assume and write the headlines that were written this week are pathetic.
She closed by saying that even though the comments made her sad, “YOU WILL NOT BREAK THIS FAMILY.”
The Facebook post, of course, was a reaction to media claims that didn’t sit well with Shonda, who was met by additional negative commentary after trying to explain the situation. Regardless, Shonda turned to her computer for a second time, just two days after the original post, to shoo away the naysayers that tried to take down her positive spin on the estate sale situation. “Ok, well, I gave it a day to see what would happen…then the attacks came on me. Don’t know why it’s always shocking. [Twenty] people hiding behind a computer can hurt you to the core. When your [sic] human, there is NO way you can just roll it off. Please don’t respond to this I’m overwhelmed already by responses from my last post,” she said, before ending the rant on a “positive” note by putting up a picture of daughter Gaby Schilling dressed as an elderly person. “I guess teaching her to laugh at herself shinned [sic].”
The Schilling’s estate sale is taking place on Saturday, October 12, at their Medfield home, which is also on the market—although for roughly $1.5 million less than the family paid for it.
The large-scale sale, headed by ConsignWorks, comes not long after Schilling was forced to sell the bloody sock he wore during the 2004 World Series, in order to scrape together $93,000 to cover part of his debt, after his video game company, 38 Studios, failed.
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