Add to the short list of possibilities to fill Massachusetts' vacant Senate seat... former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling?
It's true. According to his blog:
"While my family is obviously the priority, and 38 Studios is a priority, I do have some interest in the possibility. That being said, to get to there from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen. I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation.
My hope is that whatever happens, and whomever it happens to, this state makes the decision and chooses the best person, regardless of sex, race, religion or political affiliation, to help get this state back to the place it deserves to be."
Schilling first hinted at the idea during an interview with local NECN radio on Wednesday. Asked whether he'd enter the race, the former pitcher struggled to find a straight answer, eventually concluding, "As of today, probably not." But reporters quickly pounced on Schilling's uncertainty, prompting the Red Sox veteran to address the matter directly on his blog.
According to the Boston Globe, the former Red Sox pitcher would likely run as a Republican -- in 2004 and 2008, he endorsed George W. Bush and Sen John McCain (R-Ariz), respectively, for president.