Curt Schilling Admits His Teams Used Steroids But Refuses to Give Up World Series Rings

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Former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling returned to the cozy saddle of his moral high horse to speak out against anabolic steroids once again in an interview with the radio sports talk show 97.5 “The Fanatic” in Philadelphia. He told the hosts that every team which had won the World Series over the past twenty years cheated by using anabolic steroids and/or performance-enhancing drugs. Apparently, this includes the World Series Championship team that he played for in 2001, 2004 and 2007.

And there were a lot of guys on a lot of teams. I would tell you, any fan of any team that goes ‘ohh, no..’ Because I hear a lot from the 2004 team with Ortiz and Manny and blah blah blah, and it’s usually from Yankees fans who had a roster full of them. There isn’t a team in the last 20 years that’s won clean. And that’s unfortunate.”

Curt Schilling thinks the Arizona Diamondbacks (2001) and the Boston Red Soxs (2004 and 2007) won the World Series only with the help of players who had used steroids. However, Schilling gave no indication that he was willing to give up his World Series rings as a result of this revelation.

Schilling had previously gone on record saying that baseball players who use steroids should have all their records wiped out. Since baseball is clearly a team sport, this would logically mean that team achievements should also be wiped from the record books.

“If you get caught using steroids, you should have everything you’ve done in this game wiped out for any period of time that you used it,” Schilling said at the time of the book’s release. “A lot of players, I think, have said as much because it is cheating.”

If baseball players who use steroids are cheating, then the teams they play for are also cheating. The big question now is ‘when will Curt Schilling return his World Series rings?’

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