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ESPN Cuts Out Curt Schilling From Boston Red Sox Documentary

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Boston Red Sox pitching legend and former ESPN employee Curt Schilling was cut out of a documentary produced by his former network about the Red Sox World Series run.

Schilling and his teammates extraordinary series against the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS was chronicled in “Four Days In October,” which has been out for several years.

But when ESPN re-aired it on Sunday, Schilling’s famous “bloody sock game” had been completely cut out of the film. (RELATED: ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For Conservative Views)

It didn’t take long for the former Red Sox pitcher, who was fired partially for being very vocal about his conservative views, to notice and fire back at ESPN. (RELATED: MLB Legend Curt Schilling Hammers Transgender Bathroom Policies In Social Media Post)

Sports Illustrated reporter Richard Deitsch released a statement he received from the network. (SLIDESHOW: These Gorgeous Women Love Baseball)

“When a live event runs long, it’s standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows. In this case, we needed to edit out one of the film’s four segments to account for the extra length of the softball game,” ESPN said in its statement. (RELATED: ESPN Shuts Down Curt Schilling For Conservative Views)

It’s possible that ESPN’s decision to cut out Schilling is nothing more than a coincidence, but the timing is very suspect, to say the least.

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