GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

January 18, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Selling the sock

Curt Schilling is selling the bloody sock. With his video game company, 38 Studios, filing for bankruptcy, Schilling is putting the iconic sock, used in his game four win against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, up for auction.

Online bidding starts on Feb. 4 with live bidding beginning on Feb. 23.

The bloody sock was made famous in 2004 after Schilling pitched through an ankle injury during game 6 of the ALCS in Yankee Stadium. Schilling’s performance was one of the defining moments in the Red Sox comeback from an 3-0 deficit in the ALCS that would spring board the team to its first World Series title in 86 years.

Salty on board

On the same day the Red Sox finally came to an agreement with Mike Napoli, a one year deal that saved the team two years and $34M, the team also came to terms with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Saltalamacchia re-signed with the Sox at one year and $4.5M. Saltalamacchia has been the Sox top catcher each of the last two seasons, he is coming off a year where he hit .222 with 25 home runs and 59 RBI. He is expected to be the Red Sox No. 1 catcher this season.

Pacino plays Paterno

Director Brian DePalma will be directing the move “Happy Valley” about the life of former Penn St. head football coach Joe Paterno, and Al Pacino has reportedly signed on to play the late Nittany Lions head coach.

There has been no start or release date announced for the film.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru