Boston ace dismayed by teammate's comments

The Idiot Bond that held the Red Sox clubhouse together during their historic World Series run last year may slowly be coming unhinged.

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Curt Schilling responded harshly to a teammate's anonymous comments to the Boston media.

"Somebody on this team wants me to get booed to make them feel better," Schilling told the newspaper. "That really bothers me a lot."

A quote that appeared in the Boston Herald last week referred to the surprisingly warm relationship between Schilling and Boston fans despite the pitcher's troubles on the mound this year. The player said, "When he comes into the game, people cheer him like he's the Pope? You think they'd let Pedro [Martinez] get away with this? Why does he get a free pass?"

After suffering through injury troubles and a lackluster stint in Boston's bullpen, Schilling has remained an inconsistent starter in the Red Sox rotation. He is 7-8 with a 5.89 ERA for the year.

"I've been given a long leash this year by the fans, which I'm very appreciative of," Schilling told the newspaper. "But my teammates were just as responsible as I was for helping to win the World Series last year, and it has been really, really uncomfortable for me to see them go through what they have gone through this year."

After beating the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a day-night double-header, the Red Sox are tied atop the AL East with the New York Yankees with six games left.