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Curt Schilling for President?

"I'm going to run, soon," the former Red Sox pitcher said when asked if he's going to run for President in the future

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    Curt Schilling talks about his ESPN dismissal and politics during SiriusXM's Breitbart News Patriot Forum on April 27, 2016 in New York.

    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and World Series hero Curt Schilling has become well known in recent years for his strong political views.

    In fact, his politically-charged social media posts wound up getting him fired from his $2.5-million-a-year gig as a baseball analyst at ESPN earlier this year.

    It's also very clear that he's frustrated with the direction of the country, and he's no fan of President Barack Obama or Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The Medfield Republican has endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump in this year's election.

    In a discussion thread on his Facebook page on Sunday, Schilling was asked about running in the 2016 election.

    "I'm not running," he said.

    But he opened the door for rampant speculation with his next comment.

    "I am going to run, soon," he said, noting that he'll run for "state office first, white house in 8 years." He then amended that statement, saying, "or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton."

    It's not clear if Schilling was serious, but several publications have already picked up on the conversation, including the L.A. Times, the New York Daily News and even Sports Illustrated.


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