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Curt Schilling has a new lease on life

After a disastrous business venture and a heart attack, coaching softball helps former Red Sox pitcher try to turn the corner on difficult times

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Curt Schilling sits calmly in Champions Stadium as the lightning flashes and the thunder rumbles around him. The Mass Drifters, the Massachusetts state champion girls’ under-16 fast-pitch softball team that he coaches, are facing elimination in a USSSA World Series II tournament game when the rains came. But that’s the least of his problems.

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