Boston - Retired pitcher Curt Shilling has many heads shaking in Beantown today since announcing he is interested in the seat of recently deceased senator Ted Kennedy.
Why the retired athlete wants a less than noble part of Kennedy's anatomy is puzzling to even the most die hard fans of the former star pitcher.
Some feel Shilling may be making a mistake as Kennedy was not known to be particularly fit and at his advanced age plus a week or so of decay his seat is likely not in top condition.
Speculation suggests his ass may in fact be in worse shape than the rest of him due to years of drinking, overeating and lack of exercise.
Others say "If there was one thing Teddy was good at it was saving his ass."
A beaming Shilling declared he will be the next to do so.
"I plan on selling Kennedy's ass on E-Bay."
"Teddy may have been an ass, but if it's a Kennedy ass it's worth millions."