I love a good conspiracy theory. This one is good because I'm so sick of hearing about the Red Sox miracle wins. This is what happens when you blow something way out of proportion. You get the backlash from the rest of the country and from other teams. People want to tear down everything you built. In this case it wouldn't be such a bad thing.
So you've got this broadcaster Gary Thorne who says former punk ass Padre Doug Mirabelli told him that Curt Schillings bloody sock was not bloody, it was paint. Now at this point I'm already ready to believe Thorne's version of the story because we know that Mirabelli is a backstabber. So as you can see Mirabelli is always talking crap and then denying once it hits the press.
Then Mirabelli gets enraged when he is asked about what he said. Now if the sock truly was bloody wouldn't you just be like, "Dude go check it's in Cooperstown... relax". But instead he loses his temper because either he was caught lying or he let the cat out of the bag by not being able to keep a secret.
After the game, Mirabelli flatly and angrily denied Thorne's story.
"What? Are you kidding me? He's [expletive] lying. A straight lie," Mirabelli said, according to The Boston Globe. "I never said that. I know it was blood. Everybody knows it was blood."
Schilling and Francona were both saying it's blood too and that somebody should have asked them. Why should they even care if blood soaked through his sock? Unless of course you wanted blood to soak through the sock, which is the reason why they didn't put gauze on it or put paint on it. They wanted to build up this so called legendary performance.
Right now 35% of ESPN's readers believe that the sock was faked. This probably just means that people hate the Red Sox, but nevertheless I think it's time we test this sock!
I want DNA samples, I want scientists, I want lawyers, I want Greta Van Susteren and Geraldo, I want the TRUTH!
Update [2007-4-26 12:30:0 by jbox]:
Now that I look at these pictures a little bit closer, I don't think the "blood" patterns match. The sock must have been switched on it's way to the Hall of Fame!
Update [2007-4-26 12:57:50 by jbox]:
Dex tells me that the ALCS sock has really gone missing and nobody can find it. It must have been destroyed by Doug Mirabelli to protect the secret of the painted sock. If only you had kept your mouth shut Mirabelli then Schilling's secret would have been safe. Now your web of lies is causing Boston to crumble!
Update [2007-4-26 13:17:30 by jbox]:
I went over to Schilling's Blog to see if he had any comment. Let's see what he has to say:
"Alex Rodriguez is hotter than hot."
Hmmmm, yeah he's good looking and all but I'm not sure if he's all that.
Update [2007-4-26 16:57:35 by jbox]:
Drama just sent this to me, it appears to be either Schilling's ankle after the surgery or that of a hobo who's luck ran out. Notice the Gatorade endorsement, that must have earned Schilling a pretty penny. Oh and... gross!
Nine inches? Looks like about 3 maybe 4 inches in this photo.
Update [2007-4-26 17:46:38 by jbox]:
Red Sox and Francona try to silence Mirabelli: