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Pol's bad joke draws fire from Schilling

Curt Schilling is firing back after a Massachusetts Democrat accused the retired Red Sox pitcher of being a closet Yankees fan during an interview with a Boston radio station on Friday.

Pol's bad joke draws fire from Schilling

Curt Schilling is firing back after a Massachusetts Democrat accused the retired Red Sox pitcher of being a closet Yankees fan during an interview with a Boston radio station on Friday.

The Senate candidate, Martha Coakley, didn't mention if Schilling is also the antichrist -- something that would actually be easier for Boston fans to accept.

Appearing on WBZ Newradio's "Nightside with Dan Rea," Coakley linked Schilling to former New York mayor - and shameless Yankees fan - Rudy Giuliani. Coakley referred to Schilling as "another Yankees fan" before quickly backpedalling.

When an incredulous Rea reminded her that Schilling was a longtime star for the Red Sox, Coakley made an apparent attempt to save face, saying, "Well, he's not there anymore."

Schilling, a Republican, took a shot at Coakley on his blog 38 Pitches on Thursday, which may have prompted her foot-in-mouth moment.

Schilling posted this response to Coakley's Yankees comment early this morning on his blog:

"I've been called a lot of things," he wrote. "But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn't know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could ..."  

Ouch.

A campaign spokesperson told CNN that the comment was simply a poor attempt at humor.

"I guess Martha whiffed on that joke," the spokesperson said.

Gee, you think?

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