Former Major League baseball player and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling will join conservative news website Breitbart on Monday, according to a report by New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman.
Schilling is best remembered for pitching game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series for the Boston Red Sox, against the New York Yankees, with a bloody sock that has become part of baseball lore for gutty performances. He has also been known for his outspokenness on social media, which has endeared him to many on the right.
That bluntness, combined with his support for Donald Trump, makes him a good fit for Breitbart.
‘‘He got kicked off ESPN for his conservative views,’’ Breitbart editor in chief Alex Marlow said of Schilling. ‘‘He’s a really talented broadcaster.’’
Schilling will host a daily online radio show featuring political commentary and calls from listeners, and it will eventually include livestream video.
The show may also serve as a platform for Schilling as he prepares a potential challenge to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in 2018.