Curt Schilling wasn’t there, but he’s sure acting like it.
The former Red Sox pitcher has more to say about why he thinks Orioles outfielder Adam Jones is lying about racist taunts at Fenway Park.
Jones said he was called the N-word several times by Red Sox fans.
The Red Sox believe Jones.
The team apologized to him for his treatment and issued a lifetime ban to a heckler for using a racial slur toward another fan during a game.
One of our big goals was to pitch against each other one time (in the major leagues). So I’ll kind of treat (Wednesday) as that, McCullers said.
It’s part of a season, the Chronicle notes, in which McCullers (3-1), pays tribute to his late friend in multiple ways as a way of celebrating his life:
’ McCullers’ custom-made orange Wilson glove is the same model Fernandez used early in his career and has his name stitched in blue on it.
’ His spikes, special ordered from a Miami-based company that Fernandez also used, have his initials ’ JDF ’ and No. 16 on them.
’ Before his first-inning warm-up pitches for every start, McCullers uses his finger to draw a 16 in the dirt on the back of the mound. He sees Fernandez’s number every time he walks up the hill after receiving the ball back from third baseman Alex Bregman.
I do give a lot of credit to a lot of people in my life who helped me get here, McCullers told the Chronicle, but I think he was one that pushed me a lot and gave me a lot of advice along the way through training and just what it was going to take to get here.