Curt Schilling Twitter Trolls Stink Up the Garden State

Thanks to a particular set of social media skills, the former MLB All-Star is a hot topic on sports radio.

ESPN commentator Curt Schilling is all over the radio this morning, doing interviews with Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd and WEEI-FM in Boston, among others. He continues to talk about the swift effects of his targeting of several Twitter users who went way over the line.

The two main Twitter accounts in question have been suspended. Both men outed by Schilling have New Jersey ties and are quickly paying a heavy professional price for their actions as well. From a report by Star-Ledger writer Erin O’Neill:

Sean MacDonald  was hired as a part-time ticket seller for the New York Yankees at the end of January, according to Jason Zillo, the team’s director of communications. Zillo said MacDonald worked about 18 hours over four days for the Yankees. Zillo said MacDonald was fired Monday.

…  Adam Nagel enrolled at Brookdale Community College in the fall of 2013, according to college officials, and, as a member the school’s student radio club, had a one-hour weekly spot on WBJB’s student radio streams. The college issued a statement saying “the Twitter comments posted by this student are unacceptable and clearly violate the standards of conduct that are expected of all Brookdale students. The student has been summarily suspended and will be scheduled for a conduct hearing where further disciplinary action will be taken.”

The comments to Schilling’s original WordPress blog post are worth reading. While folks are generally applauding the idea that several someones have finally paid a price for Twitter abuse, mirroring the social media platform’s recent pledge to better monitor and control that side of the service, some are also expressing concern about the hate now being heaped on the outed individuals.

Schilling told Cowherd that having played in Philadelphia for ten years and Boston for another five, he has heard every imaginable form of insult and slur. But that when it comes to this sort of abuse being hurled at his daughter, he will now and forever do everything he can to protect her from it.

[Photo of Schilling and wife Shonda at 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com]