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Curt Schilling running for Congress? Donald Trump endorses ex-Red Sox pitcher

Curt Schilling running for Congress? Donald Trump endorses ex-Red Sox pitcher

Political pundits on television, especially Fox News, have often shaped what President Donald Trump focuses on and tweets about. Tuesday morning was no different, as Trump cited one of his favorite shows, "Fox and Friends," to encourage a political figure to run for Congress in Arizona. 

That potential candidate? Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. 

Trump's tweet comes a day after Schilling, a Republican, told the Arizona Republic that he is "absolutely considering" running against one of the state's five Democrats. In a profanity-laced email to the Republic, Schilling expressed concern that the state is prioritizing illegal immigrants above Arizonians: 

"The state is not the state I grew up in," Schilling wrote. "Making Arizona citizens of EVERY Race, religion and sexual orientation 2nd class citizens to illegal immigrants is about as anti-American as it gets. When you have homeless veterans, children, and you're spending tax dollars on people smuggling drugs and children across our border someone in charge needs their ass kicked."

Schilling, who won two World Series with the Red Sox from 2004 to 2007, has always been heavily involved in politics. He campaigned for George W. Bush in 2004 and floated the possibility of running for Senate in 2008.

In 2018, he announced he'd pose a challenge to Elizabeth Warren's Senate seat in Massachusetts, but quickly dropped out. As a podcast host for the alt-right Breitbart News, Schilling has run into controversy and often gets into Twitter spats on controversial social issues. 

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Best performances from Boston athletes after turning 40 years old

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Best performances from Boston athletes after turning 40 years old

Tom Brady is defying the odds. 

The Patriots quarterback is celebrating his 42nd birthday Saturday and the GOAT is still one of the best players in the NFL. His peers just ranked him as No. 6 on the Top 100 players from the 2018 season.

But Brady isn't ready to call it quits. He has repeatedly cited a desire to play until he's 45, and it would be foolish to bet against him at this point.

He's already had more success after turning 40 than most quarterbacks do over their entire career, but he's not the only athlete to not just play, but thrive, after age 40.

From Robert Parish to Ted Williams to Zdeno Chara to David Ortiz, Boston sports history is full of great seasons from the "over-the-hill" set.

Click here for our list of the best performances from Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots after turning 40 years old.>>>>>

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Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling among former Red Sox at World Series ring ceremony

Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling among former Red Sox at World Series ring ceremony

BOSTON — The Red Sox brought back some familiar faces for their 2018 World Series ring ceremony on Tuesday.

Before unveiling the new bling, members of Boston’s ’04, ’07, and ‘13 championship teams were greeted with cheers from the Fenway faithful as they presented each of the four World Series trophies. Here’s who made an appearance:

  • Curt Schilling
  • Manny Ramirez
  • David Ortiz
  • Pedro Martinez
  • Tim Wakefield
  • Keith Foulke
  • Orlando Cabrera
  • Mike Lowell
  • Mike Timlin
  • Manny Delcarmen
  • Will Middlebrooks
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Schilling appears to have made amends with Red Sox ownership since last October, when he wasn’t invited to throw out the first pitch alongside his ’04 teammates prior to Game 2 of the World Series.

After rings were given out to the ’18 World Series champions, a few more champs joined in on the festivities. Patriots stars Julian Edelman, Stephon Gilmore, and recently retired Rob Gronkowski threw out the ceremonial first pitch to celebrate their Super Bowl LIII title.

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