Curt Schilling warns Madison Bumgarner, about consequences of dipping

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Baseball Curt Schilling, one of the premier pitchers of his generation, will go down in baseball lore as the guy who ignored a bloody ankle injury to pitch the Red Sox to victory in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS.In the past year, Schilling has dealt with another bloody situation — a blee

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ding mouth, the result of oral cancer. Schilling announced in February 2014 he had been diagnosed with the disease. The 48-year-old reported last July the cancer had gone into remission. MORE: Memorable photos of Tony Gwynn | Schilling writes letter to younger selfNow, as Schilling resumes his life, he has been outspoken about the dangers associated with chewing tobacco, especially players that are role models for adolescents. After Giants pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy told The New York Times they have been using smokeless tobacco since they were in fifth grade, Schilling voiced a warning to those two and to other players who dip. Speaking on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike show, Schilling said he's done trying to tell people not to chew; instead, he just says that if players don't stop chewing, eventually they will get cancer. "You'll lose your sense of taste, you'll lose your sense of smell, your gums will bleed, your teeth will rot — that is if you're lucky," Schilling said. "If you're not you will wind up in the hospital receiving radiation above the neck." Related News Classic photos of Madison Bumgarner Schilling is hopeful that  will eventually impose steep fines to discourage players from dipping and help them avoid the medical consequences that led to the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. Under current rules, major league players are only banned from using smokeless tobacco products during televised interviews and can't carry them around when fans are in ballparks. Bumgarner, Peavy and the rest of the Giants won't be able to have them inside their home park at all beginning Jan. 1, when San Francisco becomes the first city in the U.S. to ban smokeless tobacco. Violators may be given citations if they're caught.“It’ll have to be a lofty fine,” Peavy told the Times. “Just because of the money guys are making. Or they’re not going to stop.”

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