Curt Schilling’s Rhode Island Hoodwink Now Official Bust

Written By Diane M. Grassi

“There can be no question our country is in the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes…It falls on us, the individuals, to find a way out of our own personal crisis.” – Curt Montague Schilling February, 2011

For all of the Johnny-come-lately types who are just now learning about the debacle of 38 Studios, LLC, the video gaming entity belonging to former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Curt Schilling, well – it is now official. Its ill-fated future now resides in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, as of May 24, 2012.

It is important to note that there were those journalists in the electronic media who covered the story when it broke, such as this reporter, back in September 2010.

And it was in an article titled, Curt Schilling’s Rhode Island Hoodwink, by Diane M. Grassi, which actually riled many a fan of 38 Studios as well as those MLB fans who admired Curt Schilling’s baseball career and saw it as a hit piece.

MLB General

The Apple of MLB’s Eye


By Diane M. Grassi

“Somebody’s property being seized was un-American. There are core values in this country and fairness is one of them…..I think everyone deserves a second chance.”

                                    – Los Angeles Dodgers owner, Frank McCourt (April 2011)

So – is Major League Baseball (MLB) still as American as apple pie? It largely depends upon its commissioner’s preferences at the time, who serves at the behest of MLB’s 30 team owners.

The question needs to be asked as to whether the presiding Commissioner of MLB, Bud Selig, makes such major decisions such as on team ownership based upon sound business acumen or subjective reasoning influenced by his personal relationships, such as with specific MLB team owners or individuals who potentially could become owners.