Curt Schilling Will Return to ESPN for Playoffs
Former Red Sox pitcher and curator of conservative memes oft hurled into your Facebook feed by your racist aunt Curt Schilling will be returning to ESPN’s Baseball Tonight broadcasts for the MLB postseason following his suspension for a post comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.
Schilling announced his return prior to giving a pre-race prayer at a NASCAR event Sunday. Rather than broadcasting from the booth, Schilling will be an in-studio analyst for ESPN’s playoffs coverage. His contract with ESPN continues through next season, a deal USA Today‘s Jeff Gluck’s says the Worldwide Leader in Sports plans to honor.
“At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand,” ESPN said in a statement after suspending Schilling for the remainder of the regular season. “We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations, nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game.”
Schilling has served his suspension while thoughtfully reflecting on the Muslim American experience post-9/11, and the importance of using his fame as a means to open a dialogue on th—nahhhh he’s still posting batshit crazy memes.
When asked if ESPN had anything to say about Schilling posting political memes while serving his suspension for, more or less, posting political memes, a flack told Deadspin, “Nope.”