November 22, 2014 8:30 am -

Keith Law, one of the best baseball columnists in the business today was suspended by ESPN for arguing on twitter with creationists (including former major leaguer, Curt Schilling.

Schilling, the former pitcher who rejoined ESPN as a baseball analyst in September after eight months away to deal with mouth cancer, took to Twitter on Nov. 12 to rail against evolution and in favor of creationism.

Law jumped in with a series of Tweets—slightly fractious, but fact-based and generally respectful—disputing Schilling’s claims, and those of other Twitter users.[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
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30 responses to ESPN Suspends Columnist For Pro-Evolution Tweets

  1. Tommy6860 November 22nd, 2014 at 9:03 am

    ESPN, owned by ABC, which is owned by Disney, and Disney’s main business is making fantasy movies. So…?

    • Anomaly 100 November 22nd, 2014 at 9:12 am


      • M D Reese November 22nd, 2014 at 11:55 am

        Was that the sound of a creationist’s head exploding as a tiny bit of truth and reality got through?

        • Anomaly 100 November 22nd, 2014 at 2:16 pm

          Nah, that was just that big bang theory thingy.

          • M D Reese November 22nd, 2014 at 3:17 pm

            Ah yes.
            That’s also my favorite show. It’s the only TV show that I actually set an alert for.

          • Anomaly 100 November 22nd, 2014 at 6:10 pm

            No, I totally meant the actual Big Bang. Never saw the show:-)

          • M D Reese November 22nd, 2014 at 7:40 pm

            Sorry–I wasn’t being clear. What I meant was that besides the actual Big Bang, I like the show too.

          • Anomaly 100 November 22nd, 2014 at 8:10 pm

            I cOnFuSe easily. My bad. I need to see the show. I’ve heard good things about it.

          • M D Reese November 23rd, 2014 at 12:22 pm

            I didn’t watch it until it had been on for a few years. I finally caught a marathon, and was hooked. It’s just a really good, very very smart ensemble show that works really well. The characters are people that I wouldn’t mind hanging out with.

  2. rg9rts November 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Shilling has brain meltdown gets called on it and the announcer gets the shaft..

    • Tommy6860 November 22nd, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Funny how the media and facts work that way, huh?

      • rg9rts November 22nd, 2014 at 9:37 am

        Equal time for creationists I suppose

        • M D Reese November 22nd, 2014 at 11:54 am

          “both sides do it!” is the one that drives me nuts. One thing is not just like the other.

    • GreatLakeSailor November 22nd, 2014 at 11:02 am

      It’s Authoritarianism 101:
      StarPower(Curt Schilling) > StarPower(Keith Law) therefore
      ..Curt Schilling right, Keith Law wrong

      Authoritarianism dictates the rightness or wrongness of any situation lies in the Actors, not in the Act itself. Ex: SkyDaddy murders every infant, juvenile & adult in an entire city because of conduct by some inhabitants SkyDaddy didn’t like. Murdering all these human beings was a ‘Good’ and ‘Righteous’ act because SkyDaddy did it.

  3. Budda November 22nd, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Schilling should be kicked to the curb for being an idiot.

  4. Carla Akins November 22nd, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Of course I’m bias here but the very least they could have done was kick them both to the curb.

    • Hirightnow November 22nd, 2014 at 10:07 am

      What? And deny Schilling his freedom of religion?

      • Carla Akins November 22nd, 2014 at 10:09 am

        Well, since we are a Christian country and all /s

  5. Larry Schmitt November 22nd, 2014 at 9:48 am

    And I thought the only reason I hated Schilling was he was a former Red Sox (Sock?). (Yankee fan here.) Now there’s this.

  6. Larry Schmitt November 22nd, 2014 at 9:55 am

    ESPN claims his suspension has nothing to do with his tweets, but they don’t say what was behind it. A little shading of the truth there?

  7. Obewon November 22nd, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Modern Evolution produces half of all 100 meter champions today from Jamaica! Since 1948, Jamaica has won 13 Olympic gold medals in track competitions. People of West African genetic origins, including many Jamaicans brought there by slave ships, are known to have more “fast-twitch” muscle fibers, which produce energy from the body’s sugar rather than oxygen, and are good for short, intense bursts of activity. Based on materials provided by Rutgers University.

  8. Larry Schmitt November 22nd, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Not surprisingly, there’s nothing about this on the ESPN site. Law’s last blog post is Nov 17. And he is one of the more popular writers on the site.

  9. Roctuna November 22nd, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Isn’t it strange that thousands upon thousands of scientists, researching, testing and publishing for centuries have proven evolution yet the theory is disproven and the scientists discredited by a washed-up jock on twitter?

    • starskeptic November 22nd, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Yes, who knew that that’s all it would take? Could have saved time for the lot of us.

  10. James November 22nd, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    And so we continue our march toward Idiocracy.

  11. red-diaper-baby 1942 November 24th, 2014 at 2:11 am

    He was suspended for dsputing creationism? Are you kidding? Are you fucking KIDDING?

  12. Warman1138 November 30th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    We are witnessing the beginning of a new age, the age of stupid.

  13. Red December 3rd, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    ESPN has established themselves as a gutless spineless corporation. Suspending Bill Simmons for criticizing Roger Goodell the lying bastard in the Ray Rice sauga…and now this? a respectful debate on spirituality and evolution gets the non-pro athlete suspended while delusional Curt Schilling probably feels justified in his beliefs…sickening what ESPN has become…it’s no longer about revealing the truth but about pandering to big money….