World Series star Curt Schilling canceled a scheduled campaign appearance with President Bush yesterday in New Hampshire.
An e-mailer identifying himself as Schilling posted a message on a fan Web site saying an ankle injury would prevent the Boston Red Sox pitcher from attending.
"I am now not medically cleared to do anything until I see Doc on Sunday, so I cannot travel with President Bush," the message read.
Schilling, who contributes frequently to online fan forums, did not immediately return a call from the Associated Press.
The pitcher endorsed Bush in a TV interview Thursday, a day after the Red Sox won the franchise's first World Series championship in 86 years.
The e-mail said Schilling should have kept his opinion to himself.
"While I am a Bush supporter, and I did vote for him with an absentee ballot, speaking as I did the other day was wrong" the e-mail read.
Meantime, your eyes weren't playing tricks on you if you caught Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore making out on the field as the Boston Red Sox celebrated their first World Series victory since 1918.
The stars of the upcoming Farrelly brothers' movie "Fever Pitch" were shooting a new happy ending, which has been cobbled together furiously in the wake of Boston's historic run to the world championship.
Brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who are directing the movie about a Red Sox fan who is torn between the woman he loves and the baseball team he worships, realized they needed a different ending once the Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series last week.
"Until then, we didn't allow ourselves to dream that it could happen," Bobby Farrelly said yesterday by phone from Toronto, where the rest of "Fever Pitch" is being shot. "You know how superstitious everyone is in Boston. We felt like if we started writing before that, we'd jinx them."
The Farrellys, lifelong Sox fans from Cumberland, R.I., who spent two weeks shooting at Fenway Park last month, asked screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to tweak the script to make it about a winning team.
"It works brilliantly at the end," Bobby Farrelly said. "We didn't want to try to fictionalize it, but now it's reality."
-- From News Services