Sox adviser objects to Schilling loan

July, 16, 2010
7/16/10
11:43
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BOSTON -- Jeremy Kapstein, the Red Sox senior advisor/baseball projects who is running for lieutenant governor in the state of Rhode Island, created a stir in that state Friday when he raised objections to a plan by the state to loan $75 million to Curt Schilling and his video gaming company as an inducement to move to the state.

Kapstein, a Democrat, on Friday told WPRO-AM that if Schilling's company fails, the taxpayers will be on the hook, according to the Associated Press. Kapstein said he thinks the money should instead go to small businesses already in Rhode Island that are struggling and unable to get financing.

Schilling's 38 Studios, based in Maynard, Mass., says it could provide up to 400 jobs by the end of 2012 if it relocated to Rhode Island, according to the AP report.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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