Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, known as the tenacious righty who tossed his way to a legendary win with the 'bloody sock' in the 2004 American League Championship Series, said on Sunday he intends to run for state office -- and eventually for president.
"I am going to run, soon," Schilling said in a Facebook post.
"State office first, White House in 8 years," added the champion pitcher, who helped secure a championship both for the Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another Clinton."
Schilling is known for his conservative leanings and social media rants about politics. In April, Schilling was fired from his position as an analyst with ESPN, which he held since 2010, because of a controversial Facebook post about North Carolina's House Bill 2, a controversial measure that prevents transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in public buildings.
"A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic," Schilling stated in the April post.
ESPN issued a response about a week later saying, "ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated."
Once a former Ben Carson supporter, Schilling pledged his official support to Trump in May, when he penned a 1,500-word blog post laying out reasons why he would eventually cast his vote for the real estate mogul.
"I trust him. I don't agree with him on many things, that's cool," he said in the blog. "I also know that there is and never will be a candidate anywhere that I will agree with on everything. That candidate doesn't exist."