MEDFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of the earliest shoppers at an estate sale held Saturday at one-time Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's former Massachusetts home emerged pleased with his take.
Bill Fegley bought two bathroom scales, $8 each, with this logic: Maybe Schilling had weighed in on them while wearing the famous bloody sock from the 2004 World Series when he pitched on an injured ankle.
"I saw the scales and thought, 'What a riot to give to my dad,'" said Fegley, who also bought a blue fabric shower curtain ($5) and a cow figurine ($5).
An estate sale company, Consignworks Inc., opened the seven-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot home in Medfield — on the market for $3 million — all day Saturday for what amounted to a giant yard sale. There were chairs shaped like baseball gloves; an eight-piece drum set; a Hummer golf cart; holiday decorations; artificial plants; candlesticks, glassware and cutlery; a rolling suitcase in which Schilling kept his equipment when traveling with the team; and a bathrobe of his that was said to have sold early.
"Does he have any camping stuff?" asked one shopper, carrying a long orange extension cord, while making his way through the basement.
Schilling has been named in a high-profile lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. over the collapse of his startup video game company. The agency in 2010 approved a $75 million loan guarantee for 38 Studios to lure it to Providence from Massachusetts, but the company went bankrupt last year.
Schilling has said previously he invested as much as $50 million in 38 Studios and lost all his baseball earnings in the company. He has called baseless the EDC's claims that he misled the agency into approving the deal and said that the suit is political.
Schilling's wife, Shonda, said on Facebook this week that she decided to hold the estate sale not because they need the money but because they're downsizing into a new home and her children have outgrown many of the items.
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