Curt Schilling says his baseball fortune is gone | Baseball Notebook
The former pitcher says the collapse of his 38 Studios video-game company, in which he invested $50 million, has probably cost him his entire baseball savings.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Curt Schilling said the collapse of his 38 Studios video-game company has probably cost him his entire baseball fortune, and he placed part of the blame on Rhode Island officials, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
The former pitcher said Friday during a radio interview that he put more than $50 million into the company and that he has told his family "the money I saved during baseball is probably all gone."
38 Studios filed for bankruptcy protection on June 7 and has laid off nearly 300 employees. The firm was lured to Providence in 2010 when Rhode Island offered a $75 million loan guarantee.
Chafee opposed the state's loan guarantee when he was running for governor in 2010. Schilling said public comments by Chafee last month questioning the firm's solvency were harmful.
Orioles release Moyer
BALTIMORE — Jamie Moyer, the oldest starting pitcher to win a game in major-league history, was released at his request by Baltimore.
The left-hander, 49, signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on June 6 with the stipulation that he would make three starts for AAA Norfolk. After that, they had to promote him or grant his release.
After his third start, the Orioles offered Moyer another start with the Tides. He instead opted to become a free agent. Moyer went 1-1 with a 1.69 earned-run average in 16 innings at Norfolk.
"I wouldn't be surprised to see him pitch for somebody shortly," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Personally, just out of respect for his career what he's done, I hope it happens."
In 24 seasons, Moyer's record is 269-209.