Ranger great Mark Messier once said there is nothing harder than winning the 4th game of a best of seven. Your opponent, with nothing to lose, keeps coming and coming and coming like an animal fighting for its very survival...and you need to be able to take all those blows and still persevere in order to win that 4th game, that championship.
Curt Shilling has done it. Twice, if I recollect. For a team beloved in Massachusetts. So it's interesting to see where a warrior like this stands in a race like this; who Rambo would take into a foxhole with him - and who he would disdainfully scorn:
Former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling ripped Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley today for dissing Fenway Park, saying her disdain made her seem “out of touch.”
“That’s exactly what I’ve come to expect from politicians. So many are so far out of touch with their constituents it’s laughable and pathetic,” Schilling told the Herald.
Schilling, famous for helping the Red Sox clinch two World Series wins, also questioned Coakley’s recent statements that terrorists have left Afghanistan.
“Her Taliban comment is the height of one of these three: ignorance, stupidity, (or) dishonesty,” Schilling wrote. “I want someone with energy, someone that wants to change it all. She’s lock step business as usual in a way that should be frightening.”
So what's going to have more sway in the state of Massachusetts on election day: The judgement of a heroic local warrior, or Coakley's semi-literate attack ads?
January 19th can't get here soon enough...