What does Curt Schilling wear around his neck?
October 8, 2005 6:29 PM   Subscribe

What is the significance of this necklace worn by Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling?

I know he also wears a cross, but that's not what I'm talking about. This cord-like necklace seems to also be worn by other MLB pitchers. I've seen Matt Clement and a few other Red Sox pitchers wear something similar, and White Sox pitcher, Freddy Garcia, was wearing one the other night. One idea is that it is a device collecting biometric data, and the other is that it has some Christian meaning.
posted by anathema to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
I believe it's a Phiten titanium necklace.

The product's page.
posted by milkrate at 6:53 PM on October 8, 2005

That is a great scam.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 7:07 PM on October 8, 2005

In a similar (jugular) vein, what's the thing around Manny Ramirez' neck in this image. It looks like a single thread choker with a small tab attached to it. I recall the tab being roughly square, but in this image it is clearly round. Religious item?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:47 PM on October 9, 2005

My wedding band and engagement ring are both made of titanium, and I haven't noticed any changes in my athletic ability or stress level. I suppose if you believe in something, though...
posted by nekton at 7:42 PM on October 10, 2005

Has anyone found out if you can purchase the necklace schilling wears? I have noticed that other players are wearing them.
posted by jwalsh2211 at 8:43 PM on April 30, 2006

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