Schilling holds onto job as ESPN analyst amid 38 Studios woesMay 24th, 2012 at 11:39 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
ESPN hired Schilling as an analyst for its “Baseball Tonight” program in April 2010, at the same time that the former Red Sox ace was starting intensive talks with Rhode Island officials about moving his game company here in exchange for a $75 million loan guarantee.
Schilling has kept the ESPN job for the last two years while serving as 38 Studios’ chairman and recently began his third baseball season with the network. He is still an active “Baseball Tonight” analyst as of this week, ESPN spokesman Ben Cafardo told WPRI.com.
There’s been “no change in his status,” according to Cafardo. Schilling has also contributed to ESPN Radio and ESPNBoston.com since joining the network.
“While the look is different, the manner is the same,” Chad Finn, The Boston Globe’s sports media critic, wrote in March. “Schilling has opinions as always, he’s being compensated well for them, and he’s sure as heck going to share them.”
Schilling joined reporters on an ESPN call as recently as March 28 to preview the upcoming baseball season. Asked about 49-year-old Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer’s longevity, Schilling said: “I could not be more impressed. You know, right now my life at 45, the challenge for me is getting out of bed in the morning.”