Marty Walsh Throws Shade at Aspiring Senate Candidate Curt Schilling
Days after Gov. Charlie Baker tiptoed around a question about Curt Schilling’s proposed run for Elizabeth Warren’s Senate seat, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh laid into the former Red Sox pitcher’s political aspirations.
“I’m sure that the video game scandal that he had in Rhode Island will never come up,” Walsh deadpanned on Herald Radio Friday morning.
Earlier this week, Schilling expressed his desire to help oust Warren from the Senate, calling the Democrat a “nightmare.” The three-time World Series champion previously posted on Facebook that he would seek state office before setting sights on the presidency in 2024.
“When I think of Curt Schilling, I think of the World Series. I think of the bloody sock, and I think of him pitching unbelievable. He was a great athlete,” Walsh said. “He won the world Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched some incredible games in that World Series in 2001.”
Walsh, who endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the primary, spoke at the party convention in Philadelphia the same night as Warren. She is up for reelection in 2018.
“I would hope that Curt would stick with sports, because I think a lot of people remember him as an unbelievable athlete here in Boston and being a great sports star. Very few politicians can make the transformation from sports into politics,” Walsh said. “I don’t know if Curt’s actually going to pull it off. We’ll see what happens.”