No matter what you think of Curt Schilling as an athlete or a person, he's brought a unique perspective to the blogosphere and baseball fans everywhere.
In his recent entry on his blog, 38 Pitches, he talks about how it is for a player to ponder a trade, especially when it is one of his teammates or peers who may go through it.
As a fan, no matter who you root for, it's a must read.
An excerpt: As fans you have your perspective. There are large contingents of fans in both markets, NY and Boston, that lean towards the Bill James approach to players and their teams, and probably an equal amount of ‘old schoolers’ that believe their eyes tell them all they need to know, even when not backed up by stats or facts.
As players we have the advantage, and disadvantage of a very unique and different perspective. There is a human element at work for us that not even the most ardent fan can understand. On one hand there is “My God, we might add the most talented pitcher in the world to an already established World Champion roster”. On the other hand, the hand you either can’t understand or don’t care about is the fact that these deals usually involve one or more people that have literally become family members.
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