Baseball legend Curt Schilling penned a follow-up post to his viral blog late Tuesday night and delivered a blunt two-word response to critics who have told him to simply ignore the individuals sending vulgar messages to his 17-year-old daughter.
"Hell no," Schilling wrote on his website.
"For those of you saying 'Just block it' or 'get off Twitter,' stop reading now," he added.
FILE - In an Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame during a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michel Perez, File)
I look at it like this. If someone walked into your house and punched your daughter square in the face, what would your reaction be? You and I probably are thinking the very same thing. How is that different than what happened to my amazing Daughter?
Those bruises on your daughters face? They’ll heal over time and go away. My daughter? She was bruised and battered every bit as bad as that punch. Her scars are there forever.
For you “men” trying to somehow side with these guys? Go for it. You don’t have far to go in life, in fact you may already be at your finish line.
Ladies? I don’t care if you’re 7 or 70. There is no time, no place, no reason in your lives ever that anyone, most especially a man, is allowed to talk to you, or treat you, this way.
I grew up in a world where women were treated with respect and dignity. When did that become out of date? Obsolete? How? Why?
The All-Star pitcher included a warning to those who continue to go after his family.
"But you want to say and post things attacking my family?" he asked. "I won’t say you can’t, because I cannot stop you."
"But I will tell you this. I can and will find you and if what you’ve done has harmed my children mentally/physically then it will not end well," Schilling continued. "That’s not me talking trash or acting tough, that’s me, and every single father on the planet explaining how this sort of stuff ends."
Schilling became the subject of national attention after he penned a blog post exposing individuals who sent graphic, sexually-explicit messages to his daughter over the weekend.
One of the individuals was fired from his job and the other was suspended from school. Schilling, however, said in an interview with NBC Sports that he was also looking to take legal action.
"Part of this is criminal," he said. "There were laws that were broken, which I am pursuing and will pursue."
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