Curt Schilling Says Illinois is Corrupt, "Laughable"

Former ballplayer's voting status: "unenrolled"

By Steve Bryant and Andrew Greiner
|  Thursday, Sep 3, 2009  |  Updated 3:45 PM CDT
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Put a Sock in It

Schilling last walked off the mound on Oct. 25, 2007, to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful after pitching 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball against the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the World Series.

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Well that was ... curt.

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher, avid video gamer, and bloody sock-wearer Curt Schilling thinks Illinois is corrupt and "laughable."

"[Massachusetts], next to Illinois, is probably looked on as one of the most corrupt, laughable political scenes in the nation, and it should be just the opposite," he said, according to the AP.

What a cogent and considered political analysis from a ball player whose voter status is, according to him, "unenrolled."

Schilling made the remarks during an interview with WEEI-AM, a sports radio station.

He's rumored to be considering a run to replace Edward M. Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. When the hosts asked Schilling whether he'd run, the three-time World Series champion took a dig at the Prairie State.

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