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Curt Schilling left out of World Series pregame ceremonies honoring 2004 champions

Kyle DaLuz
October 24, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Former Red Sox great Curt Schilling, an instrumental component of the 2004 World Series team, will not partipate in the pregame ceremonies prior to Game 2 Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Seven members of the 2004 team that beat the St. Louis Cardinals for Boston's first World Series title in 86 years will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2: David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Keith Foulke and Alan Embree.

A team executive told The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy, "We did not reach out to [Schilling], but it is not out of spite."

Schilling was a member of both the '04 and 2007 World Series teams in Boston. His clutch performances throughout the 2004 postseason, including pitching Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in Yankee Stadium after after having sutures placed in his ankle (7 IP, 1 ER), will forever be ingrained in Red Sox and baseball lore as the Bloody Sock game.

Apparently that wasn't enough to earn Schilling an invite on Wednesday. He has become a right-wing talk radio host in recent years.