Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell joined the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday afternoon to talk about things that are bigger than baseball.
Farrell, whose first memories of the Jimmy Fund come from being a visiting player in the late 1980s, spoke about Curt Schilling’s battle with mouth cancer. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher opened up about his struggles earlier in the day, but Farrell — who was Schilling’s pitching coach in 2007 — said they’ve been keeping in touch during his fight.
The Red Sox manager added that Schilling’s trademark characteristics as a player — his intelligence, competitive nature and his strong-willed ways — are what’s helping him now.
Check out the video above to hear more from Farrell.