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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is watching his chances of making the baseball hall of fame get slimmer by the day, and he seems to know exactly why that is.
“According to Ryan Thibodeaux’s Hall of Fame ballot tracker, of the 35.9 percent of ballots currently known, Schilling has only been ticked on 55.1 percent submitted thus far by members of the BBWAA. That leaves the former pitcher needing another 241 votes to secure the required 75 percent needed for entry, a feat that’s beginning to look increasingly unlikely.”
Schilling blames voters for using the ‘character clause’ in the hall election rules to keep him out because he’s such a huge Donald Trump supporter.
“It matters; it’s not used in all cases. They pick and choose when they use the character clause,” Schilling told TMZ Sports on Monday. “I promise you, if I had said ‘lynch Trump’ I’d be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year.”
Last November, Schilling posted a controversial tweet about lynching journalists, but quickly deleted it after social media outrage.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 7, 2016
The Hall’s election rules state, “Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.”
“They’re not hiding the fact that they’ve stopped voting for me because of the things I’ve said on social media,” Schilling said. “That’s their prerogative as voters.”