Schilling might have to sell or give up the famous blood-stained sock he wore during the Red Sox’ 2004 championship run in order to cover the millions of dollars in loans he guaranteed to his failed 38 Studios video game company, according to The Associated Press.
The right-hander, of course, shut down the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS while donning the bloody footwear, and it’s since become a symbol that Sox fans will forever hold in high regard. Yet the sock — along with a hat believed to have been worn by Lou Gehrig and a collection of World War II memorabilia — was reportedly listed as collateral to Bank Rhode Island in a September filing with the Massachusetts secretary of state’s office.
Schilling said on WEEI on Thursday that selling the sock, which is currently on display in Cooperstown, is part of “having to pay for your mistakes.”
Schilling’s 38 Studios video game company, located in Providence, filed for bankruptcy in June, and the former major leaguer’s financial struggles have since been well-documented.
“I’m obligated to try and make amends and, unfortunately, this is one of the byproducts of that,” Schilling said.
Also as a byproduct of his financial situation, Schilling recently put his 26-acre estate on the market for $3.45 million. Clearly, times are tough in the Schilling household, but Red Sox fans would certainly prefer to see the bloody sock remain in a safe place.
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There’s the Kevin Kolb we know and love.
Oh man, it was sickening. That’s what changes the game.
–Kevin Kolb, after getting the crap kicked out of him for four quarters
Get your money back? It’s probably still within the return window.
What the hell am I going to do with the Bobby Valentine Red Sox managers’ jersey that I bought?
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) October 5, 2012
“Jacked and pumped” is really the only way to describe this guy.