Ex-D-backs Schilling, McCarthy battle on Twitter

Posted at 8:33 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 23:33:53-04

After he was suspended from his analyst job at ESPN last year for posting an anti-Muslim tweet, former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling tweeted the following.

But now, in the days after being fired by ESPN for sharing an anti-transgender Facebook post, Schilling has taken a different path.

On Tuesday, Schilling shared the following post on his Facebook page that led to his dismissal from ESPN.

Below the post, Schilling wrote, "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic."

The six-time All-Star was fired by ESPN a day later -- but unlike last year, he has not backed down from his comments. In fact, he has taken to Twitter to reaffirm his beliefs and call out those who disagree with him.

Notably, Schilling had a lengthy exchange late Thursday night with another former D-backs pitcher, Brandon McCarthy. The 32-year-old McCarthy pitched for the D-backs from 2013-14 and most recently played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Here's a sampling of other comments Schilling has made since his firing.

Schilling also took time to note what he believes is a double standard at ESPN. He noted "Pardon the Interruption" co-host Tony Kornheiser wasn't reprimanded after comparing Tea Partiers to ISIS last year, and in a retweet, he noted long-time ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne received no punishment after a negative tweet about Sarah Palin in 2011.

Schilling had been a baseball analyst for ESPN since 2010. He helped lead the D-backs to the 2001 World Series championship, and he shared co-World Series MVP honors with Randy Johnson.