"Game executive", "former baseball star", take your pick, whichever one you choose, it's the same guy - Curt Schilling - and he's looking at running for the Senate seat left vacant following Ted Kennedy's passing.
Writing on his blog, Schilling - who founded 38 Studios, a team working on an unrevealed MMO - says:
While my family is obviously the priority, and 38 Studios is a priority, I do have some interest in the possibility. That being said, to get to there from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen. I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation.
My hope is that whatever happens, and whomever it happens to, this state makes the decision and chooses the best person, regardless of sex, race, religion or political affiliation, to help get this state back to the place it deserves to be.
What a world we live in. Schilling has himself down as an independent, but as GamePolitics points out, the guy definitely leans Republican.