After announcing his cancer diagnosis seven months ago, ESPN MLB analyst Curt Schilling disappeared from the airwaves while undergoing treatment. Schilling has been declared cancer-free, and will resume his duties at ESPN during Thursday evening’s edition of Baseball Tonight. Schilling, who was named a member of ESPN’s new Sunday Night Baseball crew with Dan Shulman and John Kruk, will rejoin the pair in the booth whenever he’s comfortable.
Schilling will appear in an interview with Karl Ravech on this evening’s 6 PM SportsCenter, discussing his cancer diagnosis and battle. In a preview of the interview provided by ESPN, Schilling blames his 30+ years of chewing tobacco use for causing the cancer, and accepts his fault in the situation.
During his career, both as a player and an analyst, Schilling has been one of the most divisive, polarizing figures in baseball. Regardless of that, no one ever wants to see anything bad happen to him, and we’ll be happy to see him back on our televisions. Hopefully he makes at least one appearance in the booth with Shulman and Kruk this season.