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Jason Kander again roasted Curt Schilling during Twitter spat

Jason Kander at a campaign event last year.
Jason Kander at a campaign event last year. along@kcstar.com

When will Curt Schilling learn?

Earlier this month, former Missouri Democratic Senate candidate Jason Kander and Schilling went at it on Twitter, and Kander landed a knockout blow by mentioning Schilling’s trouble with National Baseball Hall of Fame voters.

Schilling, the former Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Orioles and Astros pitcher, stirred the pot again when he responded to a Kander tweet on Monday.

Kander was critical of President Trump’s “we don’t fight to win” comment. Here is what President Trump said:

“We have to start winning wars again. I have to say, when I was young, in high school, and college, everybody used to say we never lost a war. We never lost a war. You remember. Some you were right there with me, and you remember? We never lost a war. America never lost. And, now, we never win a war. We never win. And we don’t fight to win. We don’t fight to win. So we’ve either got to win or don’t fight it at all.”

Schilling offered up a defense of what President Trump said.

After that, Schilling had an exchange with another person on Twitter, and he just had to take it another step rather than leave things be. Schilling, who did not serve in the armed forces, apparently forgot or did not know that Kander did.

Kander was an Army intelligence officer and served in Afghanistan. Here is what Schilling tweeted (and not the language):

Again, that would be a good point to just stop. But for some reason, Schilling then threw a fastball down the middle and Kander knocked it out of the park.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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