ESPN Edits Out History of Curt Schilling

ESPN admits it selectively edited out a key portion of a sports documentary to alter the content, claiming it made the changes due to broadcast time constraints not because of animosity toward ex-Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling.

ESPN2, before the Red Sox and Yankees played Sunday evening on ESPN’s main channel, aired a truncated version of the network’s 30 For 30 documentary on Boston’s 2004 epic comeback against the Bronx Bombers.

Down three games to none in the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox—helped by Schilling’s performance in Game Six, where he pitched on an injured ankle bleeding into his sock—came back to win the series and then go on to win the World Series. The World Series win was the first for the team in 86 years, and effectively broke the Curse of the Great Bambino—which afflicted the Red Sox ever since Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees in 1919.

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