Now, with the success of his first batting practice session behind him, and a two-inning stint against Minnesota looming Wednesday night, Schilling is slowly discovering the peace of mind which wasn't necessarily around upon when he first arrived in Florida.
"It was going to be (stressful), but it wasn't because of (Close) and some of the other people there," Schilling said. "There is only so much someone like me can do in a company like that. It had gotten to the point where it needed a legitimate, successful industry guy, and that's exactly what this guy is. This guy has a resume of achievement. He gave the ability to not be there."