Feb. 8, 2008

His stay in Boston was far more historic than his staying power. Still, when  Curt Schilling went to spring training in 2008, the assumption was that he had something left in his rhetorical fuel tank.

Then came word that the shoulder problems that sidelined him in 2007, limiting him to 24 starts. While surgery seemed like an inevitable path, the Red Sox medical staff advised Schilling that rest and rehabilitation would be in his best interest.

The hope was that Schilling might be back on the mound by the All-Star break. The dream was that Schilling would charge back into action and lead the Red Sox on a crusade to retain their world championship.

He didn’t. His career was over.

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