Schill on the Hill
Lester spins a beauty Wednesday night; Beckett follows suit on Friday. Is today Schilling’s turn? Not so far, as the Phillies are off to a quick 2-0 lead.
But in the grand scheme of things, I think this pitching staff is an absolutely perfect situation for Schilling. He’s got young guys like Lester, Papelbon and Beckett pushing him.
Sure, Schilling is rooting those guys on and helping them every step of the way. But this guy is one of the fiercest competitors in the game. He wants to prove that even at the age of 39, he’s still right with these guys.
Schilling pitches so much with his mind now, he really uses that side of the game to his advantage. it reminds me of the early 1990s when Bird, McHale and Parish lost a step but were still high level players because of how smart they were. That’s the same deal with Schilling right now.
It’s going to be sad to see the Red Sox go back to Varsity competition in a couple of weeks. Yes, the NL really has become the JV.
Talk to you later,