Tee pointed me to a podcast interview with Curt Schilling, Red Sox pitcher and owner of a game company. He told a story about a major league baseball game in which Doug Glanville got two homers off him. Schilling and Glanville used to be on the same team, and they both played EverQuest. Glanville was getting back at Schilling for killing off his character, and he told ESPN. I found the article.
“Curt’s a friend of mine,” Glanville said. “We used to play video games together. He killed one of my characters one time. I never forgot that.”
This, folks, is why Doug Glanville is one of our favorite Americans. But it seemed to us that there clearly was more to this saga — something deep and painful, something tragic and powerful. We went digging for the full story. As Glanville remembers this poignant tale, he and Schilling were playing a computer game called “EverQuest” — an online version of Dungeons and Dragons.
It’s a fun read about ESPN reporting two gamer guys playing Major League Baseball. Funny stuff! To hear Schilling talk about it in the interview was a hoot too. He’s just a gamer geek like the rest of us.