Under the Radar

Curt Schilling, Game Titan


During the time that three-time World Series champ Curt Schilling played for the Phillies, Diamondbacks and Red Sox, he was notorious for his love of video games. Schilling took that celebrity and passion and used it to raise money for 38 Studios, a gaming company that would build games the way #38 liked to play them.

Now Schilling's announced a February 2012 release date for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a title developed with some help from legendary comics artist (and noted baseball collector) Todd McFarlane and best-selling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore. The trailer makes the whole think look dizzingly complicated, a game that's takes a helluva long time to set up and then it's doing five things at once. Which pretty much describes what it's like to listen to Schilling talk when he calls in to Boston sports radio.

Of course, Schilling gets cut a lot of slack in Arizona and (especially) Boston for his role in bringing World Championships to those teams. And no matter how confusing a trailer might look, it's a mistake to underestimate the guy who showed up to pitch (and win)game 6 of the 2004 ALCS with bloody sutures in his ankle.


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