Curt Schilling fires back at cyberbullies who went after his daughter on Twitter

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Curt Schilling retired after a 23-year career in Major League Baseball. (Image: MGN Online)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter.

Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter last week after she was accepted into Salve Regina University, where she’ll play softball next year.

Some people congratulated her, but others posted vulgar and sexually explicit comments about her.

On Sunday, Schilling wrote on his blog, 38 Pitches, the ignorance and lack of morals and integrity are astounding. He reposted Tweets and has identified some of the people responsible. He says it’s never OK for a man to talk about a woman like that and it’s time for it to stop.

“These boys have yet to understand one of life’s most important lessons. In the real world you get held accountable for the things you say and if you are not careful that can mean some different things.

How on earth do you guys know who’s on the other end? What they’re thinking?”

Schilling also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. His video game company received a $75 million state loan guarantee in Rhode Island but went bankrupt, leaving taxpayers on the hook.