Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and his red MAGA hat are leaving one of the bluest states in the Union to go live somewhere with “people that are nice.”
The former ESPN host and failed video game company owner, who has compared Muslims to Nazis and been openly transphobic as well as shown his support for lynching journalists, apparently didn’t like some of the backlash he received locally for some of his opinions and his support of former president Donald Trump.
That support by Schilling — who moved his gaming company 38 Studios from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million loan and then went bankrupt — even extended to the insurrection at the Capitol earlier this year that resulted in five deaths and more than 100 injuries.
Schilling, 54, and his family have lived in Medfield, about a 30-mile drive from Boston, since 2007.
“Outside of our circle of friends, it hasn’t been a real pleasant experience in Boston,’’ Schilling told USA Today. “So we’re just trying to find a place to live out our lives with happiness with people that are nice, and Tennessee is it.’’
Even though Schilling played an integral role in helping the Red Sox win World Series titles in 2004 and 2007, it is safe to say no one will miss him or his abhorrent opinions in Massachusetts.