Schilling still hungry

The Baltimore Sun

Admit it, you woke up this morning and thought, "What were Curt Schilling's incentive clauses in re-signing with the Boston Red Sox?"

Well, here they are: He can earn $2 million if he makes weight during six weigh-ins - and that would be incentive enough for me to drive past Taco Bell at 2 a.m. He also has innings-pitched bonuses starting at 130 and going up in 10-inning, $375,000 increments to 200. And he receives $1 million if he gets one Cy Young Award vote.

By the way, the weigh-ins were Schilling's idea. I'm guessing we'll soon see him doing Jenny Craig ads with Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli.

The Houston Astros are looking for a closer and/or setup man after trading Brad Lidge.

They've already contacted Francisco Cordero's agent and have inquired about Dontrelle Willis. Should the Orioles be doing the same?

If you believe in signs, maybe the fact that Allie Hunter, daughter of MASN studio host Jim Hunter, won the Class 3A state field hockey championship with Fallston on Tuesday night means the Orioles are closer to winning a title than we realized. I'm just not sure the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association will allow them to compete in the sport.

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