ESPN fires baseball commentator Curt Schilling over controversial social media post

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Bristol, CT - ESPN has fired outspoken baseball commentator Curt Schilling over another controversial post on social media.

The post took aim at the transgender debate over bathroom access circulating southern states right now, like the notorious "HERO" bathroom ordinance that was voted down in Houston last year.

Schilling shared the post of a transgender meme with a caption that read, "LET HIM IN to the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die."

To that, Schilling added his own commentary about why he feels the men's room is for men-- and the women's restroom is for women, adding "Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic."

ESPN took one look at the former all-star pitcher's curve ball remarks, and called Strike Three!

Yeah, Schilling already had more than a few strikes from political comments in the media, and a tweet last year that compared Radical Muslims to Nazis.

That 'change-up' got Schilling suspended for a month, and the pitcher made a public apology.

So far, Schilling hasn't commented on his firing, but some believe it is an attack on freedom of speech.

The Texans J.J. Watt has his own ideas about athletes posting on social media. "Whether it's a Tweet, whether it's an Instagram post, whether it's a Snap Chat-- every single thing becomes a story," Watt remarked. "And so I think if people don't want to see what I'm doing then they should probably stop following me."

In Schilling's case, ESPN said he crossed the line, so this time, the former pitcher won't get a save or be allowed any extra innings.

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