Curt Schilling calls R.I. Gov. Chafee a "dunce"

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is followed by members of the media on May 21, 2012 as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarters in Providence, R.I. AP Photo/Steven Senne, File

(AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, whose video gaming company recently collapsed, called the governor a "dunce of epic proportions."

Schilling, who won a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks and then two with the Boston Red Sox, criticized independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee in a Saturday exchange on Twitter about the collapse of 38 Studios, which got a $75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010.

Schilling tweeted that "if the state loses money it's because the Governor is a dunce of epic proportions, nothing I can do about that."

In follow-up tweets on Monday, Schilling also called the governor a "buffoon" and called the prospect of him getting re-elected in 2014 "terrifying."

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee
AP Photo/Steven Senne

Chafee told WPRO-AM that Schilling's comments were "regretful."

Schilling's company laid off all its employees in May and filed for bankruptcy in June. Schilling had earlier blamed Chafee for public comments he made about the firm's solvency, accusing him of having an "agenda."

The ex-pitcher, who also played for Baltimore, Philadelphia and Houston, conceded previously that he himself was "absolutely" part of the reason the company failed.

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