Curt Schilling Calls Boston Experience Unpleasant, Announces Move Elsewhere

By Jason Hall

March 19, 2021

Curt Schilling said he's had an unpleasant experience in Boston while announcing his permanent move away from the city.

In an interview with USA Today, the former Boston Red Sox ace said that "outside of our circle of friends, it hasn't been a real pleasant experience in Boston," while also revealing he and his wife, Shonda, plan to move to Tennessee as she completes radiation treatment for cancer.

“We’re just trying to find a place to live out our lives with happiness with people that are nice, and Tennessee is it,” Schilling said.

The former pitcher said his wife's cancer diagnosis "kind of came out of nowhere" and she's "halfway through radiation." The couple plans to make the move to Tennessee once Shonda's radiation is done.

Schilling was acquired by the Red Sox in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004 and has lived in Medfield, Massachusetts since 2007. The 54-year-old spent his final four MLB seasons with the Red Sox and was a key contributor to the team's 2004 and 2007 World Series championships.

However, Schilling's social media presence has made him a polarizing figure in his post-MLB career, which included support for the pro-Donald Trump mob that stormed the United States Capitol in January.

The former pitcher was fired by ESPN in 2016 for offensive social media posts and has received backlash for controversial statements over the years.

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