Curt Schilling Refuses to Apologize for 38 Studios Collapse

The former Red Sox star also reiterated that he's considering a challenge to Elizabeth Warren.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

Is there a greater love story in our time than Curt Schilling and a microphone? The Red Sox hero did a marathon interview with Rhode Island radio station WKPO today, and unsurprisingly, the subject of his failed video game venture, 38 Studios, came up. The company cost taxpayers millions, but if you think Schilling feels any remorse about that, you’d be wrong. He refused to apologize for it.

He also took the time to weigh in on his plans to challenge Elizabeth Warren for her Senate seat, suggesting he’s ready to do it as long as his wife gives the OK, saying, “I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife. And ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.” One wonders how all of us know he’s interested in running for Senate if he hasn’t talked to his wife about it, but that’s a story for another day. In the meantime, he did back down off of comments he made about Donald Trump’s so-called ‘locker room talk,’ admitting, “I can only describe it as, I did a piss-poor job in explaining my commentary.”

He went on to clarify what he thought was happening in the infamous Billy Bush/Access Hollywood tape, saying, “What I was trying to say is, that’s a common occurrence in everyday America – it’s just a guy who doesn’t understand how to talk like that, talking” and adding, “Him saying, ‘I’m going to date her in 10 years’ is the equivalent of someone saying, ‘Wow, she’s a beautiful long lady.’ He just doesn’t have the social skills to convey that.”

So there you have it. Trump just lacks some social skills. Thankfully, the office of president of the United States does not involve any high-stress situations with world leaders in which good social skills would come in handy. Between that and Schilling’s “piss-poor” commentary, our political discourse has never been in better (or smaller) hands.