Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was stranded on I-40 as on his way down to Texas to deliver supplies and donations he had collected to go toward Hurricane Harvey relief.
Schilling's trailer broke down near mile marker 228, so he put out a call for help on his Twitter page.
Ok in a jam. Think we may have lost an axle on trailer mile marker 228 i40 outside Nashville . Just got a disinterested truck repair gu— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) September 2, 2017
So putting call out. Trailer going nowhere we need new trailer and possibly help offload and onload to new trailer
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) September 2, 2017 >
A couple of hours later it looked like help was on its way.
Got a 20 foot box truck and it's in its way! Need hands to offload! God Bless Tennessee baby!— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) September 2, 2017
Schilling, who played one season for the Houston Astros and now hosts a daily online radio show for Breitbart, had spent most of the week personally gathering supplies and cash through donations in order to make the trek to Houston. This prompted some criticism on social media from people wanting him to go through legitimate charities.
Final prep information pic.twitter.com/rEULrqGpsv— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 30, 2017