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Curt Schilling joins ESPN's Sunday night booth
It would have surprised no one during Curt Schilling’s playing career to learn someday the quotable pitcher would be a TV analyst, but Schilling said he never thought about that – or any other post-playing task – before retiring.
Now he will assume one of the most visible positions in baseball media, succeeding Orel Hershiser alongside Dan Shulman and John Kurk on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.’’ (Hershiser is bound for the Dodgers’ new channel, the Los Angeles Times reported.)
“It’s something I’m ready for,’’ Schilling said, even though he primarily has been a studio analyst for ESPN since 2010 and has worked fewer than 10 games in a booth – “enough to understand the process and know that if I put the time and effort in, I think I can be good at it.’’
Schilling said the challenge is that “everything has to happen in very small windows of time, and for someone who talks as much as I do, that’s a bit of a challenge.’’