Twitter is a place where a bad tweet will send a mob after you, telling you to delete your account. Seems like Curt Schilling finally listened.
Schilling, the ex-All-Star pitcher turned right-wing political commentator, is no stranger to social-media controversy but it looks like now like he’s done with Twitter for good (or for now). After a messy 24 hours, Schilling has de-activated his account and posted on his Facebook that he’s going to Parler instead, the so-called “free speech social network,” which is gaining popularity among conservatives. Schilling, you’ll remember, claims his support of Donald Trump is what’s keeping him out of the Hall of Fame.
It’s unclear exactly what made Schilling finally leave Twitter — where he’s been fighting with people for years. On Tuesday, he found himself in a Tweet debate with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer (which Schilling did not fare well in) and he also was calling the Bubba Wallace story “JussieSmollett v 2.0.”
The Twitter masses are giving credit to Bauer for making Schilling delete his account — their argument about advanced stats turned into name-calling and Bauer scoring a TKO — but some news outlets are also connecting it to his Bubba Wallace tweet.