Curt Schilling Joins ESPN

ESPN announced tonight that former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is joining the network as a baseball analyst.

In the press release announcing Schilling’s hiring, the network states his new duties thusly:

He will contribute to ESPNBoston.com, ESPN.com, ESPN Radio and Baseball Tonight. Schilling will debut tomorrow, Sunday, April 4, during Baseball Tonight’s live coverage of Opening Night – New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox – from Fenway Park at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

I wonder what Shaughnessy will have to say about this. Beyond Dan, I don’t expect Schilling’s hiring to be met with the same level of nasty scorn from the media that Nomar Garciaparra’s ESPN hiring spawned.

Back to the other big story this weekend, 98.5 The SportsHub has already updated their website to remove Gary Tanguay and promote the new Gresh & Zolak show, debuting Monday.

  • bet

    bet he’ll do for espn boston’s traffic what he did for weei.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    oh, I’m sure Shank will let loose with the usual…”Big Lug”….”Big Bowhard” comments……*yawn*

    • Angry Old Bastard

      lol….make that,”Big Blowhard” comments

  • Eddie

    I thought ESPN formed a relationship with WEEI not too long ago. I wonder why Schilling no longer appears on WEEI. I kind of expected that he’d show up on a competitor’s network and that was the real reason for his parting with WEEI……not loyalty to Pete Sheppard as he implied.

  • Chris

    I get the distinct sense that Shaughnessy has to pay-for-play; that is, he has to PAY ESPN to be on. How else to explain his appearances? Are we to conclude that he’s the ‘best talent available?’ Please. Schilling, on the other hand, is paid handsomely by ESPN. Therein lies the rub for Dan.

  • raccoonradio

    Starting tomorrow Sports Hub 98.5 will have a baseball talk show 6-7 pm weeknights. ESPN 890/1400 did something similar; an alt. to WEEI. It’s called the Sports Reporters with Tony Massarotti
    and initial show at least will be done from “Sports Hub Studios at Ace Ticket at Fenway”
    In fact it may have started tonight.

    Yanks up 4-1. Yikes.

  • heavy-duty

    Shilling and ESPN – oh boy. They deserve each other.

  • Hoss

    Gresh and Zoe… I don’t recall that working out so well in Providence.

    I don’t listen to the radio during the day (at work, like normal people), but I certainly won’t make it a point to tune into this awful show when I’m not in the office.