MLB Star Curt Schilling to Hold Estate Sale Due to Debt Troubles

Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 06:19 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is fighting his money troubles with a huge estate sale Saturday at his Massachusetts home.

Schilling, who works today as a sports analyst for ESPN, spiraled into debt when his video game company, 38 Studios, failed. He said he lost $50 million of his own, but he’s also facing a lawsuit by Rhode Island, concerning a $75 million economic development loan the state made, Yahoo Sports said.

The estate sale, being organized by Consignworks Inc., features all the usual items of furniture and household detritus, but it’s the more unusual items that are making the rounds in the media.

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Along with the pretty standard things like a punching bag, candlesticks, and floral d├ęcor are more unique items like a stash of crutches (“How many crutches does one family need at once?” Yahoo asked), a broken Ping Pong table, and “Flubber” hats autographed by none other than comedian Robin Williams.

In an August interview with the Boston Globe, Schilling talked about how devastating it’s been to face the financial losses he has. He revealed a heart attack that previously no one outside his family knew about, caused by the stress. Later on, he said he wished he hadn’t mentioned it because he knew everyone would pick up on it.

“Outside of, like, personal family – losing my dad – it was the most devastating thing I’ve ever gone through,” he told the Globe. “It was so hard, because I had pushed and pushed and pushed. I had 300 families (in his company) I had to take care of, including my own, and it failed.”

Failure was not something, Schilling told the Globe, that he was used to.

“And I’ve lost a lot in my life but I’ve never failed at anything,” he said. “I was going to (win) but I couldn’t get it done.”

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