Curt Schilling is joining Clay Travis’ OutKick, Front Office Sports has learned.
The former Major League Baseball star and Travis are poised to announce their union on the conservative-leaning platform on Tuesday.
Starting Feb. 24, the former World Series champion with the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks will host “The Curt Schilling Baseball Show” on OutKick.
The video podcast will air new episodes every Tuesday and Friday during MLB Spring Training. His show is expected to continue through the 2023 MLB season.
Schilling will interview current and former baseball stars on his new show while offering his “unvarnished” opinion on the sport.
“I’m excited to be teaming with a group of motivated, focused people, who are intent on making OutKick a leader and most excited to talk baseball, and only baseball,” said Schilling in a statement. “After meeting the team and the opportunity to get back to the sport I love and focus only on that was too appealing to pass up.”
Travis, co-host of “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, called the 56-year-old Schilling one of “best baseball analysts” in the country.
The founder of OutKick also swiped at ESPN, Schilling’s former employer.
“OutKick is, and will always be, the strongest proponent for smart, original, funny, and authentic voices in all of sports. Unlike the pathetic losers at ESPN, we don’t believe in cancel culture, and we never will,” Travis said in a statement.
“If you want to hear what sports fans really think without fear of woke consequences, you need to be reading and watching OutKick every day. Buckle up for a fun ride, and welcome to OutKick, Curt.”
Over his 20-year career, Schilling piled up over 200 wins and was recognized as one of the most clutch postseason pitchers ever.
Schilling won three World Series titles with the Diamondbacks (2001) and Red Sox (2004, 2007). The six-time All-Star was named World Series MVP with teammate Randy Johnson in 2001.
The sight of an injured Schilling in his bloody sock gamely pitching the Red Sox past their arch-rival New York Yankees in Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series will go down in sports history.
After retiring in 2009, Schilling served as a baseball analyst for ESPN from 2009 to 2016.
But the outspoken Schilling was fired by ESPN after sharing a Facebook post responding to a North Carolina law stopping transgender people from using locker rooms and bathrooms that don’t match their birth genders.
A year later, Schilling charged ESPN with a double standard. While he said he was fired for “being a conservative,” the more progressive Jemele Hill kept her job after calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” (Hill later took a multi-million buyout from ESPN).
Schilling also tweeted his support for Trump voters who stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021. In turn, Trump encouraged the right-hander to run for Congress in 2019, calling him “a great pitcher and patriot.”
Travis previously joined forces with another ex-ESPNer, Jason Whitlock. But the duo split due to a dispute over money in 2021. Last year, Travis signed the controversial Tomi Lahren to host a podcast on OutKick.
In the fourth quarter of 2022, OutKick generated 9.1 million multi-platform average, unique visitors, up 235% from the same period the year before via Comscore. Travis, a frequent critic of ESPN, sold OutKick to Fox Corp. for an undisclosed sum in 2021.