Thorne says he misunderstood conversation
BOSTON -- No paint, no ink, no ketchup.
Nothing but Curt Schilling's blood was seeping through his socks in the 2004 postseason, current and former Red Sox said Thursday after a rumor resurfaced that the pitcher milked his injury for drama while helping Boston end its 86-year title drought.
On Wednesday, Baltimore announcer Gary Thorne said during his broadcast of the Red Sox-Orioles game that Boston backup catcher Doug Mirabelli admitted it was a hoax.
"It was painted," ...
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A BLOODY MESS
What exactly was on Schilling's sock?
• Peter Gammons believes Doug Mirabelli's side of what has been a Thorne-y story. Listen
• Boston manager Terry Francona is aggravated that he has to talk about the sock three years later. Listen
• Don't believe Gary Thorne, Kevin Millar says. Doug Mirabelli wouldn't fabricate such a story, and Schilling's performance in the 2004 playoffs was heroic. Listen
• Alan Schwarz and Jayson Stark don't believe Schilling invented his bloody sock from his Game 6 start against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS. Listen