Toucher & Rich react to Tim Wakefield’s illness, blasts Curt Schilling
The Boston Red Sox have announced that their former player and current announcer, Tim Wakefield, is receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. They have requested fans to respect his privacy, as the information about his illness was revealed without his consent by his former teammate Curt Schilling.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Red Sox clarified that they were sharing this information with Tim Wakefield and his wife Stacy’s permission. They expressed their disappointment that the news had been made public without the Wakefields’ consent. They stressed that Tim and Stacy consider their health a deeply personal matter, and they had intended to keep it private as they navigate their treatment for the illness. The Wakefields are grateful for the support and love they have received and are kindly asking for privacy during this time.
Tim Wakefield, who is 57 years old, retired from baseball in 2012, finishing his career with a record of 200-192 and an ERA of 4.41 in over 3,000 innings in the major leagues. He played a significant role in the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004 and 2007 and was honored with induction into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2016.
Since his retirement, Wakefield has been working as an announcer for NESN, the Red Sox’s broadcasting network, and has remained active in various Boston charities, including the Red Sox Foundation.
On this morning’s Toucher & Rich show, the guys discussed Curt Schilling’s recent podcast where he revealed, without permission, that his former teammate Tim Wakefield had brain cancer. Fred and Rich criticized Schilling for breaking Wakefield’s trust and questioned his justification of using religion to explain his actions. They also mentioned the emotional toll such revelations can have on those dealing with health issues and emphasized the importance of respecting privacy during difficult times. The hosts discussed the Boston Red Sox’s statement supporting the Wakefield family and condemned using religion to justify hurtful behavior. Overall, they strongly disapproved of Schilling’s actions.