Irascible former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling never lacked for ambition. And Schilling’s brand of straight-ahead push hasn’t always sat well with people who like to consider all the angles. But in announcing he’ll run against Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren for her Senate seat in 2018, Schilling shows no signs of changing his style. Speaking on The John DePetro radio show in Rhode Island, Schilling said: “I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run.”
There’s just one potential conflict — his wife and family. But even as Schilling acknowledged that the family would be a consideration, he revealed he hadn’t discussed his monumental decision with his wife: “I’m going to run,” Schilling said. “But I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife. And ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.” But, just to repeat, he’s made up his mind and he’s going to run. How’s that conversation with Shonda going to go, it’s worth wondering. If Massachusetts is looking for a senator who makes unilateral decisions on huge issues without consulting affected parties, this 3-time World Series champ is perfect.