Curt Schilling took another big step toward returning to the Majors. He threw 25 pitches off a mound, all fastballs. Tomorrow he's scheduled to throw 35 pitches. This is part of the strengthening phase of his rehab, which was a point of contention before the season started. The Red Sox wanted to go down this path, but Schilling wanted surgery. It's still early, but so far the Sox look like they were right.
If pitching off a mount continues to go well, Schilling will start facing live batters in simulated games, batting practice, and minor league rehab outings. Don't expect him to be pitching at Fenway anytime soon, but keep a dugout seat reserved for him.