Curt Schilling says having to sell bloody sock is part of ‘having to pay for your mistakes’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling told a Boston radio station on Thursday that possibly having to sell the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the 2004 World Series championship is part of ‘‘having to pay for your mistakes.’’

He told WEEI that ‘‘I put myself out there’’ in personally guaranteeing loans to his failed video game firm, 38 Studios, and is seeking what he called an amicable solution with the bank.

‘‘I’m obligated to try and make amends and, unfortunately, this is one of the byproducts of that,’’ he told the station.


The sock is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. Schilling also mentioned in the interview that he may also have to consider selling his world series rings.

Hall of Fame spokesman Brad Horn declined to say whether Schilling has asked for the sock, on loan since 2005, to be returned.

Richie Russek, owner of the Westhampton, N.Y.-based Grey Flannel Auctions, who is featured on The Discovery Channel series ‘‘All Star Dealers,’’ estimated the bloody sock could sell for $50,000 to $100,000, but stressed there is nothing comparable that has ever been auctioned off.