Philip Eil is a lecturer in English at the Rhode Island School of Design. He was raised in Providence and he has the Little League Opening Day photos with Mayor Buddy Cianci to prove it. His essays and articles have appeared on Rhode Island Public Radio and in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Providence Phoenix, the Jewish Voice & Herald and the Providence Business News.
Curt Schilling's journey into the heart of corruption and scandal is a trek that citizens of "The Rennaissance City" have lived through over and over again. Did anyone really think this time would be different?