One thing's for sure: the Billy Idol look is not really working for Curt.
Those first two innings were tough to watch.
It might have been funny, the way Curt Schilling (sporting a truly strange look with his newly bleached hair) kept getting his pitches slapped--doink. doink. doink. doink...doink--to the same spot on the wall, over and over, you know, if he wasn't my personal freakin' hero, and if watching that display wasn't enough to make me curl into a little ball and gag.
And then, suddenly around the fourth inning, he settled down a bit. Both Remy and Orsillo began to comment on how he seemed to be finding locations with his pitches. His velocity (as it has all along) continued to look at least decent, if not downright good at times. Not the Curt of last year by any means, but not the launching pad display of the early going, either.
So, though I can hear the talk radio lines lighting up from here, my jury's still out for right now. The season, at this point, continues to be a giant question mark, with Schilling back, but shaky, and Foulke doing rehab starts, but not yet a known quantity.
And to big questions like this, I am well aware that sometimes the answer is just plain old "No."