The former pitcher and ESPN analyst also took to his own personal blog, called 38 Pitches, where he posted a lengthy rant specifically aimed at the sexually explicit commenters who had the audacity to bully his daughter and think they would get away with it. Referring to them as, “gutless cowards,” he called them out for “hiding behind their computers and smartphones and say things they otherwise wouldn’t even dream of saying to someone’s face.”
Schilling also made it clear that he wasn’t so much interested in getting personal revenge, but in taking a stand against online bullying that can lead some young people to despair and even suicide. Schilling went on to say:
“This is not a pride thing, where it’s, ‘I’m going to show them.’ One of the defenses of people trying to defend these guys is, ‘You should know this is the world we live in now.’ And my response was, ‘No, it’s not. We can allow it to be that way, but it’s not.’ You want bad to be the norm, then do nothing.”
“Let me be very clear. I don’t know that I could put myself in a place where my daughter would take her life, but if that happened, I’m that father with nothing to lose. This was an attack on my family.”
Hopefully, the message he send was loud and clear. To all you cyber-bullies out there … You are not as anonymous as you might think.
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