Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Schilling, who turns 42 next month, missed the entire season with a right shoulder injury. He had surgery on it in June. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Could former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling be the next Senator from the state of Massachusetts?

It is something that Schilling is entertaining after being approached about possibly running for the open seat after the passing of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy last week. Schilling left these comments on his blog at 38 Pitches.

While my family is obviously the priority, and 38 Studios is a priority, I do have some interest in the possibility. That being said, to get to there from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen. I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation.

My hope is that whatever happens, and whomever it happens to, this state makes the decision and chooses the best person, regardless of sex, race, religion or political affiliation, to help get this state back to the place it deserves to be.

A special election will be held on January 19, 2010 to fill the vacancy. In the meantime, the seat will be left vacant unless the Massachusetts legislature passes a bill that allows Mass. Governor Deval Patrick to appoint someone on an interim basis.

Schilling is a registered independent but did support Republican Senator John McCain’s failed bid for the presidency won by now President Barack Obama.