四月時提到 Johnny Damon 的 Idiot 這本書，Damon 提到他眼中的 Schilling 是個 psycho，馬上請股溝妹幫忙找到這段話：
My most vivid memory about that series [the first home series vs. the Yankees] was watching Curt Schilling on the day he pitched. This guy is kinda sick. It makes you want to throw up, because he prepares so much. The day before he pitches he goes through all of his charts. He's got suitcases full of them. He has information on every hitter he's ever faced. In fact, he even has footage on DVDs of most of them. Curt has gone high tech.
I'm sure he has someone who works with him on the side. He figures this is his career and he owes it to the game to be very prepared. I wish I could be that dedicated, but I know I'd drive myself nuts. I need a different routine night in, night out. He has his set routine. He spends hours and hours going over his charts with Dave Wallace...and Jason Varitek...The day after Schilling pitches, Curt will take a day off to free his mind. The next day, he's a maniac in the bullpen, throwing a lot of pitches. And on the day he starts, the guy is down in the bullpen throwing for 20 or 30 minutes to get ready for the game. He throws a ton of pitches. Any other person would be worn out, but he just keeps going, and he isn't done until he's ready. The guy is a little psycho when it comes to that...
或許年紀大了 Schilling 有慢熱的習性，要發動他還要一套嚴謹的 ISO 9000 程序書，以後 Schilling 豈不第三局就開始熱身了？其實後面還有一段 Damon 提到等到 Schiliing 「發動」之後的優點就是耐操，如果教練在第七局或是他「只」投 100 球時上去....準被他白眼，這大概可以解釋前幾天為什麼他不贊成 Schilling 去當 closer
今天比賽我還沒看，可能是我烏鴉 (因為我看了 Damon 的書)，我事先擔心的劇情真的發生了！！！或許可以考慮把 Schilling 調回先發，Arroyo 進牛棚，Arroyo 當 reliever 的 ERA 2.43 遠比他當先發好！在季初或許會捨不得 (當時 Miller 掛傷，Arroyo 是表現最穩的一人，還有所謂的不敗紀錄) 現在應該沒什麼好捨不得了吧！？