Curt Schilling Says He's Moving Out Of Mass To Where "People Are Nice"


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A big name in the Boston sports world says he is moving out of the Commonwealth in pursuit of a place "with people that are nice."

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling told USA Today on Thursday that he is leaving Massachusetts and heading to the South.

“Outside of our circle of friends, it hasn’t been a real pleasant experience in Boston,’’ Schilling said. “So we’re just trying to find a place to live out our lives with happiness with people that are nice, and Tennessee is it.’’

Schilling has lived in the Medfield area since joining the Red Sox in 2004. He more recently announced a plan to run for office against Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2018, but did not actually enter the race.

The 2004 and 2007 World Series Champion has drawn heavy criticism on social media over the years and been fired from an analyst position at ESPN for making offensive remarks about transgender people, Muslims, journalists and more.

This year Schilling also tweeted a message of support to the rioters involved in the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 that left five people dead -- including a Capitol police officer.

During the same month, Schilling failed to receive enough votes to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame and asked the Baseball Writer's Association of America to remove him from future consideration.

"I will not participate in the final year of voting," a post on Schilling's Facebook read. "I am requesting to be removed from the ballot. I’ll defer to the veterans committee and men whose opinions actually matter and who are in a position to actually judge a player."

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