NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He’s already led teams to three world titles. Now he wants to lead the free world.
Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling told his Facebook followers Sunday that he is eyeing a presidential run in 2020 or 2024.READ MORE: Gas Eyed As Cause Of House Explosion That Killed 1 Woman, Injured 8 Others In The Bronx
The outspoken conservative is extremely active on Twitter and Facebook, often ripping President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He posted a link on Facebook to a Washington Post article about California state Sen. Leland Yee, who pushed for gun control, being sentenced to five years in prison for accepting bribes and trafficking in arms.
In the comments section underneath the article on Schilling’s Facebook page, a follower wrote, “You running is quite the idea though. Be the change you want in the world.”
Schilling replied: “I am going to run, soon.”
He added: “state office first, white house in 8 years.
“(O)r 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.”
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Schilling, who pitched 20 years in the major leagues and won a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks and two with the Boston Red Sox, was fired as an ESPN analyst in April after posting an anti-transgender meme on Facebook.
Schilling shared a post showing a man in a wig, wearing a tight shirt, skirt and stockings with the caption: “Let him in? To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die!!!”
In a comment underneath the post, Schilling said, “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.”MORE NEWS: New York AG: Trump Organization Misled Banks And Tax Officials
In August 2015, ESPN suspended Schilling for sharing an image of Adolf Hitler on Twitter that included the text: “It’s said that only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”