February 25, 2013
From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com:
NEW YORK (AP) – A bloody sock worn by Curt Schilling while pitching for the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals was sold for $92,613 at a live auction on Saturday night at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion.
Schilling had loaned his sock to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum but when his Rhode Island-based video game company "38 Studios" went bankrupt, he decided to sell the sock that was bloodied as he pitched on an injured ankle.
Bidding began at $25,000 on Monday.
ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell calls the final $92,613 bid a "disappointment" and suspects that the "decline of Schilling's business and his name associated with it had a lot to do with the low price."
This sock is not the one he wore during Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series against the Yankees. Rather, it's the one he wore in Game 2 — a loss. So factor that into the lack of mystique. Schilling says he threw that Game 6 bloody sock into the trash at Yankee Stadium.
He probably never envisioned having such massive money problems.