Personal Responsibility – What We Can Learn From A Baseball Player

Today on Curt Schilling’s Blog, he apologized in this post for comments he made about Barry Bonds alleged use of steroids yesterday in an interview. Most people would have apologized that they were “misquoted” or they were “pressured” to say something they didn’t really want to. Unlike everyone else Schilling, veteran pitcher for Boston Red Sox, apologized for saying something very irresponsible. I would encourage everyone to go over to read his post because he shows understanding what he did, the effects it had on others, and take responsibility on it.

Everyone has days and events in life they’d love to push the rewind button on, yesterday was one of those days. Regardless of my opinions, thoughts and beliefs on anything Barry Bonds it was absolutely irresponsible and wrong to say what I did. I don’t think it’s within anyone’s right to say the things I said yesterday and affect other peoples lives in that way.

I’d love to tell you I was ambushed, misquoted, misinterpreted, something other than what it was, but I wasn’t.

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5 comments so far

  1. winstolv on

    They all use drugs (every player, every position)
    They all lie (Schilling, Palmiero, McGwire, Schimdt, Canseco, Caminitti, LaRussa, Clemens)
    Corked bats are always in play
    pine tar is a tool
    meaningless records and statistics
    The Chairman of Disney Holdings(ESPN) is currupt (George Mitchell always knew about the cheating)
    The owners are protected by anti-trust exemption
    The owners are greedy and evil
    The managers often drive drunk
    The steroid & amphetamine addicted players also abuse marijuana and alcohol

    MLB = WWE

    It is pure theater and NOT a Corinthian sport.

  2. Billy on

    Winstolv

    I was no commenting about whether or not people have done steroids or not, but the fact Schilling took responsibility for something he said that he shouldn’t. Only if the players who took steroids could follow Schilling’s and take personal responsibility. No one is perfect, but everyone has the opportunity to recognize that and take responsibility and not blame the enviroment they are in or others.

  3. winstolv on

    Curt Schilling is a bald faced liar. He even lied under oath to Congress. He defended McGwire and cursed Jose Canseco. What a low life scum.

    Schilling hides behind ALS as Tony LaRussa hides his steroid advocacy and drinking behind ARF.

    They all lie every single day.

    Schilling’s attorney & MLB/ESPN scripted his latest idiodic and meaningless remarks.

    TV-based drug addicted athletes get a pass—on philandering, speeding tickets, doping, drunk driving, spit balls, and cheating beacus fans project a false image onto these creeps.

    Never believe any drug cheat/MLB pitcher.

  4. Billy on

    I am not a big baseball follower and really can’t form an educated opinion on the whole steroid situation. I do feel safe to assume though that we are all liars, and I am sure a lot of us lie on a daily occurance, but does that mean we can’t trust everyone? Some live that way, but I try not to. Sometimes we get burned, sometimes we don’t.

    I have a hard time seeing that apology as scripted because most “scripted” apologies try to shake off the blame onto someone or something else.

  5. winstolv on

    Let me help you. If their name is George Mitchell, Bud Selig, Donald Fehr, David Stern, Paul Tagliabue, Roger Goodell or Sen John McCain—YOU CANNOT TRUST THEM in any capacity.

    MLB is a $5.4 BILLION revenue (resold by Disney for another $2 BILLION in profits) theater show featuring, gambling, corked bats, steroids, amphetamines, aging stars, meaningless records all federally protected with an anti-competition exemption.

    Not too complicated a scam for anyone to grasp.

    MLB = WWE Pure fiction.

    If you like doped entertainment and corked bats—MLB is for you.


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