Curt Schilling, the former Phillies pitcher and Person Who Should’ve Stopped Talking A Long Time Ago, has finally deactivated his Twitter account.
Schilling was notoriously active on Twitter over the last decade, but his latest spats must’ve hit a different note, because the 53-year-old decided Wednesday to leave the app for good.
It seems one of two things sent Schilling packing: frustration over a feud with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, or embarrassment after his own tweets concerning NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace.
Schilling went at it with Bauer on Tuesday night when he chose to insert himself in an argument between Bauer and former MLB pitcher Aubrey Huff, a dust-up with no possible winner. Schilling decided to pick a fight with Bauer over his abilities, and Bauer fought back:
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— 𝓗𝓸𝓸𝓭𝓲𝓮 🅱️𝓮𝓷𝓷𝔂 🌊 (@HoodieBoomstick) June 24, 2020
It’s possible Schilling reached his limit, decided he didn’t want to argue with other baseball players online anymore, and just logged off for good.
But it’s equally possible Schilling called it quits over his decision to incorrectly blame Wallace for making up a story about finding a noose in his garage over the weekend.
Wallace, a Black NASCAR driver, was at the center of an FBI investigation, which ultimately found that a rope had been placed in the garage since 2019, and was not a noose intended to threaten Wallace.
Wallace didn’t see the noose, didn’t report the noose, and didn’t direct the weekend-long conversation about race in NASCAR – but that didn’t matter to Schilling, who immediately and inaccurately likened the situation to that of former TV actor Jussie Smollett, per Newsweek:
“So we have Jussie Smollett v 2.0? Where is the media recanting their idiocy?” the three-time World Series winner tweeted in response to a tweet from ESPN’ SportsCenter announcing the outcome of the investigation.
In a follow up tweet in response to a user, Schilling added: “It was all a lie.”
Smollett fabricated a story about being attacked by Donald Trump supporters in early 2019.
Perhaps Schilling deleted his account after realizing he was in the wrong comparing Wallace to Smollett. Years of evidence would point to that being highly unlikely.
In any case, this series of feuds is over, and no one is smarter for having watched them unfold.
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