The United States immediately needs to implement the British knighthood system, because no honor currently exists in our country great enough to thank Gary Thorne for the service he performed last night.
During the broadcast of the Orioles-Red Sox game, Thorne casually mentioned that Doug Mirabelli informed him that the "blood" on Curt Schilling's infamous sock was actually paint, as has long been suspected by the righteous among us.
Mirabelli et al. angrily denied the tale after the game, of course, but what else could they do? Schilling would literally eat him if he admitted revealing the truth to a member of the media. Both Mirabelli and Thorne need to be placed under the protection of some kind of whistleblower program.
All jokes aside, it is astounding that the "bloody" sock is actually in the Hall of Fame. The real one. The Baseball Hall of Fame. In Cooperstown. A sock.
Gary Thorne had absolutely no reason to say on air that Mirabelli told him something if it wasn't true, knowing full well that Mirabelli would be asked about it later. Curt Schilling painted his sock red for Game 6 of the ALCS. Period. This bloviating fuck fancies himself a hero, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you think he's a hero too.