The Boston Red Sox invited some pivotal members of their 2004 World Series team to throw out the first pitch before Game 2 of the World Serieson Wednesday night.
Among them was David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Keith Foulke and Alan Embree. Even Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who played with Boston in 2004, got a big cheer during the pregame ceremony.
But Curt Schilling, who helped the Red Sox rally from an 0-3 deficit in the ALCS against the New York Yankees on their way to a World Series title that year, was noticeably missing.
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy tweeted that the Red Sox did not invite Schilling. The former ace still lives in Boston with his family.
“We did not reach out to him, but it was not out of spite,” Shaughnessy quoted a Red Sox executive as saying. “It was originally just going to be Pedro and David and Wake and Millar, but we heard from a few others and they are included.”
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