Oh Please wrote:
Schilling, well it has been discussed, and I'm of the mind he should, but mostly for his post season efforts. The goal of the game is to be champions, and he did that several times and under bigtime pressure.
In a sport like baseball being a champion has little to do with your skills alone and has a huge luck element. You can be a great pitcher on a horrible team and never sniff the post season. You can be a decent pitcher and got hot for 3 weeks and be a postseason legend. Schilling was a better pitcher with the phillies than Boston for example.
Schilling is one of those border line players like Orel Hershiser, David Cone or Kevin Brown who are right on the edge and depending on how you value things you can make arguments either way.
Yeah EXCEPT Curt Schilling is a postseason legend in a way that is NOT depended on luck. Curt was 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA in the postseason. Curt was 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA in games in which his team was facing elimination. This is the stuff of a Hall of Fame pitching legend.