Schilling explains his Hall of Fame comments

So in case you missed it, Wednesday I wrote a column — after reading some things on the Internet — questioning Curt Schilling’s claims that a) John Smoltz benefited, in Hall of Fame balloting, from his left-leaning politics, and b) Curt Schilling suffered, to the tune of maybe 100 votes, from his right-leaning politics. I mean, I tried to be nice about it. Because I respect so many things that Schilling’s done, and because I think we’d have a lot to talk about. Also because I try to be nice, generally. But I did wind up dismissing his claims. Anyway, that led to this surprising, Twitter’s-a-weird-place exchange (and left me feeling even more humbled than usual)…