Curt Schilling’s Political Career Off to a Fabulous Start

The former Sox great tried to defend Trump's 'locker room talk.'

Screenshot via Fox Business

Screenshot via Fox Business

There likely aren’t too many people at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office worried about a Curt Schilling challenge in 2018.

The three-time World Series champion and lo-res Facebook meme aficionado appeared on Fox Business this week to explain Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s so-called “locker room talk,” in which he bragged about sexual assault, as well as his comments from a recently resurfaced 1992 video. In it, Trump looks at a prepubescent girl and says he will be dating her in 10 years.

“How many times—and I have three boys and a daughter—how many times have you looked at a young man and said, ‘Wow, he’s gonna be—he’s a beautiful, young man. Wow, he’s a gorgeous, young man,’ and that man was 12, 13, 14, 15,” Schilling said.

Even after the host said that thought had never once crossed her mind, Schilling was undeterred. “I have a daughter, my daughter has friends. I’ve seen my daughter’s friends, I’m a man—’Wow, she’s a beautiful young lady.’ I don’t immediately jump to molesting her,” he said.

From there, Schilling joined WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan Friday morning, where he sparred with columnist John Tomase over what he meant when he said, “There’s no way you haven’t seen somebody else’s son and said, ‘Wow, he’s beautiful.'” Eight seconds in, Schilling called Tomase a “fucking coward” on-air.

“You college scholars profess to be the smartest people in the world and people on the right are stupid, until you want to act stupid by taking a comment that you know clearly what I meant, and you turn it into something I didn’t mean,” Schilling said.

“Curt, I don’t actually know what you meant,” Tomase deadpanned.

Schilling, who recently told TMZ he’s getting more serious about his political aspirations, which include Warren’s Senate seat en route to the White House. Somewhere, an oppo file just got a little fatter.