This morning, Curt Schilling announced his retirement on his blog, 38 Pitches. No matter what you thought of him as a pitcher, or much less a personality, he was one of the best ever to step on the mound -- especially in the postseason (most notably in 2004 and the "Bloody Sock" game...)
Though some debate his numbers for the Hall of Fame, Schilling is one in my eyes in how he dominated on the mound, and his exceptional playoff record.
Lest we O's fans forget, we traded him in the early 90's to Houston along with Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch for slugger Glenn Davis.
Boy, we know how that all worked out. Sheesh.