It's aired on ESPN and ESPN Classic numerous times. Boston Red Sox fans love rewatching the 30 for 30 documentary "Four Days in October" chronicling the historic four game comeback against the New York Yankees after being down 0-3 in the 2004 American League Championship Series. ...Bernie Augustine, Daily News:
The 30 for 30 aired Sunday afternoon on ESPN2 in anticipation of the Yankees-Red Sox game on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. But a funny thing happened during the re-air. One particular segment was missing and it was Game 6 of the ALCS which was a pivotal game in the Red Sox comeback. That was the game where then-Red Sox hurler Curt Schilling pitched wearing a bloody sock in the wake of having surgery to correct a sprained ankle earlier in the 2004 postseason.
[G]iven Schilling's recent firing from ESPN, it seems like a petty move on the network's part.Providence Journal:
But, they have an explanation: The doc was meant to be filler programming between the end of a college softball game and the start of SNB.
"When a live event runs long, it's standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows," ESPN said in a statement to Awful Announcing. "In this case, we needed to edit out one of the film's four segments to account for the extra length of the softball game." ...
If you're not buying that story — we'll just cut out the most memorable game of the series to make it fit — you're not alone; Schilling isn't either.
Schilling himself, who last week lashed out at the network for showing hypocrisy in his firing, tried to make light of the situation on Sunday. He tweeted out a photo of his 2004 World Series ring, which he described as a "never used, rarely worn ring from player who didn't actually have anything to do with getting it," and followed up with this observation: "Btw please don't make me victim. You saw it, I lived it, still got the ring. This is what happens when you embarrass powerful people. And Nothing more. It's why we are where we are at as a people and as a nation. Time to change that #standup"