Schilling doesn’t like Bauer comparison

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2004, file photo, blood appears around the right ankle of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston. Schilling, whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year, is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during that game. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2004, file photo, blood appears around the right ankle of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston. Schilling, whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year, is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during that game. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

BOSTON (AP) – Curt Schilling believes his bloody sock shouldn’t be compared to Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer’s bloody finger.

Bauer started Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday but threw just 21 pitches before getting removed as blood dripped from his hand. Bauer cut his finger last week repairing a drone that he flies as a hobby.

That led to parallels to Schilling’s most memorable performance. Schilling led the Boston Red Sox to a Game 6 victory over the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS while pitching with an injured ankle that left his sock stained with blood.

Schilling didn’t appreciate the comparison and went on Twitter to explain .

“Please don’t tweet at me about Bauer,” Schilling said on Twitter. “He cost himself a start, likely more, AND his teammates, and fans, (messing) around with a drone. #stupid.”

Bauer didn’t cost his team a game, however.

Thanks to the splendid performance of the bullpen, the Indians won 4-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

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