Friday, June 20, 2008

An Unwritten Tribute

Curt Schilling blogged a preliminary goodbye to his fans today. You can tell his worship of hero Lou Gehrig is real - he'll use Gehrig's number, even his name, but not these words, which he notably does not use to say goodbye:
today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
Instead, Schilling tips his cap with a near-paraphrase:
Not a thing in the world to be upset about.
Gehrig's words are forever his own. Imitation - not parroting - remains the highest form of flattery. Godspeed to Schilling and Dr. Joe Morgan as they prepare for surgery on the pitcher's shoulder.

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