BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Schilling said he would like to help get Elizabeth Warren out of the Senate

His comments marked the second time in a little more than a week Schilling hinted at a political future

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Outspoken former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is weighing a bid to unseat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren when she comes up for re-election in 2018.

In an interview Monday with WRKO’s “The Kuhner Report,” Schilling said he had begun to seriously consider a political career and that one job had caught his eye.

“I thought about it, and one of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” he said. “I think she’s a nightmare and I think that the Left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, but Lord knows we don’t even need the first one.”

Schilling, a sports hero in Boston after helping the 2004 Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years, said the decision would hinge on advice from campaign experts and “a conversation with the boss,” his wife, Shonda.

Asked about the ongoing presidential race, Schilling affirmed his support for Donald Trump, but did say he was “not happy at how (Trump) has projected himself at different places and different times.”

His comments Monday marked the second time in a little more than a week Schilling had suggested he would consider a career in politics.

In a Facebook comment on August 7, he wrote, “I am going to run, soon.”

Schilling could not immediately be reached for comment by CNN.

After retiring in 2009 after two decades in Major League Baseball, Schilling made his way to ESPN, where worked as an analyst from 2010 until he was fired, in April, after sharing an anti-transgender post on Facebook. He had been previously suspended because of a controversial tweet.