After blasting Clinton, ex big league pitcher turns to Facebook followers for support

ESPN analyst Curt Schilling looks to users of the social network for a reprieve as he wonders about his job-status following comments he made about the presidential candidate.

Can Facebook be your therapist? Curt Schilling is trying to find out.

The outspoken former Major League Baseball pitcher and current ESPN analyst may have put his foot in his mouth again, this time with a comment about Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Schilling posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he's anticipating not having a job much longer after telling a Kansas City sports radio station the day before that Clinton "should be buried under a jail somewhere." The post has since been removed.

During the radio interview, Schilling was asked if he thought the former secretary of state should be jailed after she was criticized for putting classified State Department emails on a private server. He compared Clinton's actions to those of Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 for sharing classified information with a writer working on his biography. Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation.

ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling

ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling told his Facebook followers that he may be out of a job at the sports network following a critical comment he recently made about Hillary Clinton.

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Of Clinton, Schilling said, "If I'm going to believe, and I don't have any reason not to believe, that she gave classified information on hundreds, if not thousands, of emails on a public server -- after what happened to Gen. Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere."

The two-time World Series-winning pitcher and sharp-tongued broadcaster is no stranger to controversy. In 2014, Schilling debated with Twitter users on the theory of evolution. He was removed from ESPN telecasts last year after he tweeted a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis. He was supposed to return to the broadcast booth this season, which starts in April, but his status is unclear.

When word spread about his recent comments, Schilling shared his views on his Facebook page with a fan and seemed surprised so many people cared about what he said regarding Clinton.

"I gave it not a second thought until I got a call today from someone asking me about it. I didn't know what they meant? Then I saw a headline," Schilling said in his post. "Stunning, why do people give a s--- what my opinion is?"

The fan thought Schilling, who won championships with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox, might be suspended from ESPN. Schilling, who has been a commentater for the network since 2010, thinks he might be canned.

"If they do take action over this, they will fire me, I would assume," Schilling responded. He didn't respond to a request for comment Friday.

Many fans have taken to his Facebook page to show their support. One said, "I'm with you 100 percent Curt Schilling. Tell it like it is."

As for ESPN, the network said earlier this week that "we are addressing it." The network didn't respond to a request for comment on Friday.

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