Friday, August 26, 2005

Schilling's Subpoena

Schilling's Subpoena Good for $2,000
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for raising money for charity, especially Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's foundation Curt's Pitch for ALS -- a cause that hits close to home for my family and others I know.

But is his subpoena to appear before Congress to testify about steroids really worth $2,000?!? That's how much he auctioned it off for to raise money for ALS research and also for the Shade Foundation, a charity that promotes sun safety against skin cancer (Schilling's wife is a skin cancer survivor).

The subpoena was bought by Kevin Bronson, a Yankee fan and memorabilia dealer from Massachusetts. Here's what Bronson had to say about the piece of paper:

"It's probably one of the more significant baseball documents of the new era of baseball," Bronson said Thursday. "I think in years to come it's going to be more significant."

I think that's pushing it a little bit. Polmeiro's subpoena maybe...


Shannon said...

THIS Sox fan thinks that rediculous.

Schilling is an annoying publicity addict. (rolls eyes) I wish he would just shut up and pitch!

Roon said...

Did you see he's also jumping on the "strike Palmeiro's records from the books" bandwagon?

Aaron said...

I don't understand the complaining. He just raised $2,000 for a great cause. If some Yankee fan wants to contribute $2,000 to the ALS battle, Good for him!!! As for Schilling looking for publicity...Who cares!!! If he can produce a simple piece of paper that raises $2,000 for ALS, he can talk all he wants...What Schilling and the buyer is doing is nothing but positive.

Roon said...

I'm not knocking for Schilling for selling the subpoena and collecting $2,000. He didn't ask for $2,000 -- it's an auction and that's what it went for.

I'm just saying that I don't think it's worth that much and I thought the buyer' statement was a little outrageous.

Again -- every penny that goes to ALS research is money well spent. It's just that $2,000 for Curt Schilling's subpoena took me by surprise.

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