April 26, 2007

Thorne Video (Updated)

Bruce Allen writes:
Thorne's chat today on USA Today has been canceled. Thorne was scheduled to be a guest on the NESN pregame tonight. We'll see if he makes that appearance.
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The Baltimore Sun reports that
... Thorne's comments came during the bottom of the fifth inning. When MASN replayed the game this morning, the telecast skipped over the bottom of the fifth with an announcement that it was jumping ahead because of time constraints.
Cute. ... Jere has the 35-second clip here.

Gordon Edes also spoke with Dr. Bill Morgan, the man who performed the procedure on Schilling. ... Edes will be on XM radio at 1:25 and ESPN's Outside the Lines at 2:00 talking about this. Can any of my unemployed readers tune in and report back?

14 comments:

Peter N said...

Allan, this whole thing? I don't know who to believe. But it does reinforce my opinion of Gordon Edes. He listens to us, the fans.......
Blood is blood...I hope we're blood blog brothers......and Thorne? I limit my comments to PG. Take care!!!

redsock said...

I don't know who to believe.

You don't?

OMG! You are SO Funny! said...

Dr. Bill Morgan is on WEEI in boston right now. saying he had opened the wound a little bit before the game and there was blood seeping thru

Woti-woti said...

Can't get ESPN and Canadian Sat. radio is worthless to me since neither channel carries MLB. Anyway, I caught the Dr. Morgan interview on 'EEI and he categorically stated that both times he stitched up Schill, he bled into his sock. He further went on to say that given the tense atmosphere surrounding the games, Schill's condition to pitch etc. that anyone believing
that Schill would worry about how to doctor up the look of a sock would have to be pretty stupid (not an exact quote, but the gist). I guess now it's down to a he said/he said between Thorne and Mirabelli.

Dave said...

Gordon gave you full props on the XM show with Steiner

redsock said...

full props

I'd like a little more info, if possible.

mattymatty said...

I missed the first few seconds of it, but I'm watching it right now.

Edes referenced you: "I got an email from some guy in Ontario..."

Edes is just covering everything that was in the Globe this morning. Nothing new here.

Then they had someone from the Hall of Fame (Jeff Idelson) to talk about it after Edes. The sock is on display in the HoF. Idelson said that the blood on the sock has changed from red to brown, which happens to blood over time. Idelson also said, "Theres absolutely no way this is anything but blood."

Shan-a-Funk said...

First Bob Levy set up the story and showed the clip with Thorne's announcing, along with the history of the true story-he needed to have his ankle cut open, and it was blood on the Sox. He mentioned Mirabelli's denial and the cut of the inning from the rebroadcast.

Edes then came on.

Edes asked Thorne about his comments, and Thorne confirmed everything he said, even that he got the information from Mirabelli 2 years ago. Edes asked Schill about it, and Schill seemed resigned. Mirabelli said he has never spoken to Thorne about it, and vehemently denied it. Edes spoke to Dr. Morgan who confirmed that he drilled holes and put in sutures in Schill and that it was most certainly blood on his sock (and that the surgery and sutures had to be done twice-once in the ALCS and the WS).

Jeff Idelson (National Baseball Hall of Fame) then came on and said that the sock is on display said that the blood has now turned brown, that it has to be blood. Schill said they could DNA test it, but Idelson said they take his word on it, and that there is no way it could be anything but blood.

L-girl said...

Peter N does not know who to believe.

Wow.

redsock said...

"some guy in Ontario..."

That's not good.

Jere said...

Hey, how come Edes mentioned Peter's full name in a recent article but calls you "some guy from in Ontario"? No offense to Peter, but, Come on.

L-girl said...

Hey, how come Edes mentioned Peter's full name in a recent article but calls you "some guy from in Ontario"? No offense to Peter, but, Come on.

Yessir.

It's particularly annoying since Edes asked Allan not to tell any other writers, to give him the exclusive. They emailed back and forth and spoke several times. Then he's some guy from Ontario.

I guess Edes eventually realized this and mentioned Allan and JoS by name in TV appearances, and supposedly even plugged his book.

That's better. (Although it still pissed me off.)

9casey said...

L-girl said...

It's particularly annoying since Edes asked Allan not to tell any other writers, to give him the exclusive.

How is anything exclusive when it was on TV?

L-girl said...

How is anything exclusive when it was on TV?

It's reasonably safe to assume that the Boston writers would not be watching the Baltimore broadcast. And most Boston-area readers would be watching NESN.

When Allan emailed Edes (and other writers), Edes had not heard it. Edes asked Allan not to follow up with anyone else, and he pursued the story with Allan's help. Allan did the legwork on getting the transcript, for example.

That's what I meant by an exclusive. Edes asked Allan to keep it between them. In that case, he should credit his source. (Which he later did.)