Monday, February 25, 2013
Curt Schilling's famous "bloody sock" sold for $92,612.50 at auction this weekend. Also, check out some of the other "unique" items that sold during that auction.
The famous "bloody sock" worn by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during game two of the 2004 World Series was sold at auction on Saturday for $92,612.50 including auctioneer fees, according to the Huffington Post. An anonymous buyer is the new owner of the sock that Heritage Auctions had predicted would bring in $100,000. BaseballNewsSource.com says: The famous sock was loaned to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, but after Schilling’s videogame company “38 Studios” went bankrupt, he decided to put the sock up for auction. Bidding began at $25,000. Schilling defaulted on a $75 million loan from the state of Rhode Island listed the sock as bank collateral in a bankruptcy filing in Massachusetts after investing …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The famous "bloody sock" worn by Curt Schilling during the 2004 World Series was put up for collateral for his video gaming company and is now on the auction block.
Bidding is under way for Curt Schilling's "bloody sock" worn by the former Red Sox pitcher in the 2004 World Series. Schilling had listed the sock as collateral to secure a loan for his now failed video game company, 38 Studios. The sock is expected to bring in more than $100,000. Schilling's outstanding debts are close to $100 million. Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, said bidding opened at $25,000 and was up to $32,500 by Monday and was at $60,000 by Monday night. According to Heritage Auctions, "The Bloody Sock" worn by pitcher Curt Schilling in his profoundly gutsy performance in Game Two of the 2004 World Series, consigned by Schilling himself, will be sold as part of Heritage Auctions' Feb. …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The sock worn by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is expected to bring in more than $100,000. Online auction starts Feb. 4, live auction is Feb. 23.
The famous bloody sock worn by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during Game 2 of the 2004 World Series will be auctioned off to help offset debts incurred during the fall of his video gaming company, 38 Studios, reports ESPN.com. According to the story, Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, says online bidding begins around Feb. 4. Live bidding will take place Feb. 23. The sock is expected to bring in more than $100,000. Schilling's outstanding debts are close to $100 million. To read the full story, click here.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
No one, including Medfield's Curt Schilling, was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.
No one will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Not one of the several candidates eligible to be inducted into the Cooperstown institution earned enough votes, including Medfield's Curt Schilling. The Boston Herald reports the star pitcher, who took the Boston Red Sox to the World Series in 2004 and 2007, is okay with that. The Herald quoted Schilling on ESPN (where he is a baseball analyst) as saying on Wednesday, “If there was ever a ballot and a year to make a statement about what we didn’t do as players, which is we didn’t actively push to get the game clean, this is it.” Schilling was referring to the use of steroids by some baseball players, including some on the list of Hall of Fame nominees. The successful …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is one of 37 players listed on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot.
The Baseball Writers' Association of America has released its 2013 Hall of Fame Ballot which includes former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. There are 37 players, including several former Red Sox players, on this year's list. A candidate must be named on 75 percent of the submitted ballots to gain entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, says bbwaa.com. Schilling told ESPN he doesn't give the ballot a second thought because it's out of his hands, and said, "It will be interesting to see how it shakes out," noting that "everybody gets on the ballot after five years of being retired" from baseball. Here, www.overthemonster.com writer Marc Normandin makes a convincing case for Schilling's nomination. The …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Curt Schilling says the lawsuit brought against him by the state of Rhode Island is political.
Curt Schilling said the suit brought against him and others for their role in the now defunct 38 Studios video game company is politically motivated, according to Politico.com Suit was brought against Schilling, and others associated with the failed venture, on Nov. 1 for allegedly misleading the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. which ultimately approved the $75 million deal. To read Politico's full story, click here.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The case was filed on Thursday in Rhode Island Superior Court.
The state of Rhode Island filed suit on Thursday against Curt Schilling for defaulting on the $75 million loan guarantee for his failed video game company, 38 Studios, according to The Boston Channel. The suit also names the former executive director of the Economic Development Corp. as well as another former EDC official who worked closely on the deal. To hear what Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee's says about filing the suit, click here. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Schilling, 38 Studios executives, and others, engaged in racketeering and conspiracy, according to Boston.com. The suit does not ask for a specific dollar amount but wants Schilling and others to repay the bonds and seeks triple damages. 38 Studios …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Most of the items remaining at the 38 Studios offices in Rhode Island were auctioned off last week. Items included animation equipment, office furniture and figurines of owner Curt Schilling.
An auction held last week of items from 38 Studios, Curt Schilling's Rhode Island based video company, raised $650,000 toward the company's outstanding debt of more than $75 million, according to www.Boston.com. According to the article, more than 1,000 people registered to bid Tuesday on what was left of 38 Studios, including sophisticated animation equipment, office furniture, and figurines of Schilling. Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corp. released the dollar figure on Friday. The EDC said earlier that about 95 percent of the items were sold. An initial auction, at a studio in Maryland acquired by 38 Studios, raised $180,000. For the full story, click here. Related stories
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Office contents from Curt Schilling's former video game company were auctioned off on Tuesday.
The contents of Curt Schilling's now-defunct video game business were up for auction on Tuesday during the second of two auctions held to empty the Providence offices and raise money toward the $75 million (plus interest) 38 Studios owes the state of Rhode Island. The state fronted the former Red Sox pitcher's company the money with which to create and produce the video game "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning." The company laid off its full staff in May and filed for bankruptcy in June. Items at auction on Tuesday included everything from graphic animation equipment to model airplanes Schilling is said to have made and kept in his office, according to www.boston.com. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Here's a look at the most viewed stories on MetroWest Patches during the past week. Click on the links to see what your friends and neighbors have been reading.
It's been a busy time in MetroWest. Here are the stories that topped the news charts this week.