Curt Schilling has been out of the league since his retirement in 2007. Since then he's appeared as a baseball analyst for ESPN, and is currently working with Blaze TV in...some capacity.
Well, it looks like the outspoken former Red Sox star is looking to return to baseball, as according to Bob Nightengale, Schilling is interested in both the Phillies' open managerial role, as well as the pitching coach gig for the Red Sox.
Best of luck?
Schilling was with the Phillies from 1992-2000, during which time he made 242 starts and logged an impressive 3.35 ERA, adding three All-Star trips.
With Gabe Kapler ousted earlier this week, the door is open for a new manager, and Schilling feels as if he could be the right fit for the team. It remains to be seen if the interest is mutual, however.
As for Boston, Schilling spent the final four years of his career at Fenway, going 53-29 across 98 starts, logging a 3.95 ERA and winning two World Series titles.
The Red Sox removed Dana LeVangie from the role of pitching coach after a disappointing 2019 season. While he's still with the organization, now as a scout, the team will be looking for candidates to fill the void. Perhaps Schilling could be a viable option for the Sox, but we can't foresee him gelling in any increasingly-progressive big league clubhouse.
This would be Schilling's first foray into the coaching scene, so what better organizations for him to get his start with than two of the teams he spent a solid chunk of his career representing?