Curt Schilling is about to resume doing one of the things he does best: talking baseball.
ESPN announced that the three-time World Series winner will return to “Baseball Tonight” on Thursday, the latest encouraging development after Schilling’s battles with mouth cancer.
“We are ecstatic to have Curt’s passionate and insightful commentary back on our baseball coverage, but most importantly, we are all thrilled to see Curt healthy and strong again,” ESPN senior coordinating producer Phil Orlins said in a statement.
Schilling’s return to ESPN actually begins Tuesday. That’s when the network will air Karl Ravech’s sit-down interview with Schilling, where the former big league ace will talk about his cancer battle and recovery efforts.
Schilling had been very quiet about his health issues, but he made his most revealing public comments last month at the NESN/WEEI Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher admitted on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan Morning Show” that he believed chewing tobacco use was directly responsible for his cancer.