So, a lot of people have sort of a love-hate relationship with Curt Schilling… usually leaning towards the love part. But no matter what you think of him in general, you have to give him credit for his efforts fighting ALS. Curt’s Pitch 4 ALS has raised a of awareness about the disease, and a good chunck of change. Let’s face it, writing “K ALS” on his cleat when he knew the world was watching his bloody sock in the 2004 World Series was a pretty brilliant raising awareness move.
Anyway, Curt has decided this year that since he can’t pitch for much of the season, he’ll be following 4 other pitchers any donate money to local Curt’s pitch chapters based on their performance. And – he picked four guys who will strike out a lot more guys these days than a healthy Curt would. Brandon Webb in Arizona, Josh Beckett in Boston, Cole Hamels in Philly, and Daisuke Matsuzaka for Curt’s Pitch Japan.
If my in my head math is correct, at $100 per K and $1000 per win – if the quartet match last season, Curt will be writing checks for $145,000 to the charities this year – plus all the other stuff he does for the organizations.
Read about it here:
Curts Pitch 4 ALS GOES GLOBAL! « 38 Pitches
And that’s an All-Star performance.