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    Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18328484/

    According to O's announce Gary Thorne, Doug Mirabelli told him the famous "bloody sock" was painted, and not actual blood.

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Yeah, I don't doubt that it was faked.
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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    I just read the same story on NESN, and the Sox are going nuts screaming about it.

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Lets see, I am in the middle of pitching Game 6 of the ALCS and I am going to go make it a point to find a red marker to color my sock red and fool millions of people just so I look good on TV.

    Sorry, I dont buy it.
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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18328484/

    According to O's announce Gary Thorne, Doug Mirabelli told him the famous "bloody sock" was painted, and not actual blood.
    Mirabelli vehemently denied telling that to Thorne:

    Mirabelli told The Boston Globe that Thorne's claim was a "straight lie."

    "I never said that. I know it was blood. Everybody knows it was blood," Mirabelli said.

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Like someone would go to the effort..., ignoring the fact it would be very easy to test if it ever came to it...

    Schilling is neither that vain nor dumb...

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    I think it's hilarious that's it's a big deal now. I have no idea if it's faked or not.

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Actually, I think Schilling is exactly that vain and dumb...

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    http://gonewengland.about.com/od/nya...ballhall_8.htm
    Looks a lot more like old blood stains than paint or ink to me.

    I wouldn't put it past Mirabelli saying something like that, though.
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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    I honestly don't see what he could have gained by painting it. Who cares really

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Just don't see a player putting fake blood on his sock...

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Yeah....so, this alleged fake sock is kept in a museum of sorts, right? So, it's been under lock and key - so no one has tampered with it, right?
    Unless Schilling found some ink with the exact same DNA as he does, I would think a test would put that to rest.

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Just from looking at the difference in the two pictures makes me think it's blood. In the picture of his sock during the game the blood is a red color and the picture of the sock in the hall of fame the spot is a brown color. I guess he could have painted it brown after the game, but I have no problem believing his stitches were tearing.

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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    http://gonewengland.about.com/od/nya...ballhall_8.htm
    Looks a lot more like old blood stains than paint or ink to me.

    I wouldn't put it past Mirabelli saying something like that, though.
    Yep. Red paint, ink, or dye holds its color when it dries. Blood turns brown.

    On a side note, I was in Tennis class with Doug Mirabelli (and former Phillies pitcher Tyler Green) at Wichita State. Mirabelli didn't say much -- I couldn't tell if he was aloof or just the quiet type. Tyler was pretty cool -- I had no idea he was such a big deal, so we just chatted about baseball and tennis.
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    Re: Schilling's bloody sock faked??

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Lets see, I am in the middle of pitching Game 6 of the ALCS and I am going to go make it a point to find a red marker to color my sock red and fool millions of people just so I look good on TV.

    Sorry, I dont buy it.
    Agreed. This is a ridiculous claim. And the only reason that I can think of that anyone would believe it is that it must be an extremely slow news day. That was one of the greatest pitching performances in modern history. Hands down.
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