Shonda Schilling is extremely upset with ESPN. After the company dumped her husband, former baseball player Curt Schilling, ESPN also cut him out of the “30 for 30” documentary on the 2004 Red Sox ALCS comeback. Schilling played a major role in the game.
In an email correspondence with the Boston Herald’s Inside Track, Shonda trashed ESPN for the way the company treated her husband, which has included editing him out of major baseball moments he played a role in creating. She claims the world leader in sports made “Couples who get divorced don’t usually stoop this low to get the last word in,” she said in the email to the Herald. “I know (ESPN’s) brand is to be true to Disney. That doesn’t mean you have to act like a child. I don’t remember any Disney films I ever saw that said to try to embarrass you if you want to be heard. Just one last thing, ESPN, people are not mad at what you did they are embarrassed for you.”
Curt also chimed into the emails. He said jokingly: “I apologize for taking credit for being part of something I apparently wasn’t!”
The company edited Curt out of the “Four Days in October” special. It’s about the 2004 American League Championship Series. The Sox make a comeback from being three games down to the Yankees. They win the pennant. The film didn’t include Game 6, which featured Schilling pitching.
Shonda founded the Shade Foundation of America. The organization aims to change the way the country thinks about sun exposure. She also engages in other charity work.
ESPN fired Curt after he shared a Facebook post about transgender people. However, it wasn’t his first social media offense. ESPN had let stuff go in the past. Curt had posted other content that ESPN couldn’t have been pleased with. He also openly supported Republican presidential candidates in radio and television interviews. ESPN isn’t a fan of their broadcasters giving political endorsements.