And one of baseball's most polarizing figures says goodbye, finally.
Schilling is an interesting figure for many reasons: the immense talent, the flare for the dramatic, the chip on his shoulder, the fantastic pitching in big games, the unwillingness to choose his words carefully.
I used to read his blog, but to be honest, I got a little tired of reading Schilling on Schilling. His writing tone always came across to me as slightly defensive, even when there was no cause to be. I think that's the tone that wore on people, eventually.
I did think it was amusing that his retirement comes with "no regrets." If I'd been paid $8M last year to do nothing, a regret might be hard to find for me too.