After Schilling posted a tweet congratulating Gabby on her acceptance to Salve Regina University, where she will pitch for the softball team, several users sent vulgar, sexually explicit replies.
"It means a lot that [my dad] defended me, but that's just what fathers do for their daughters," Gabby told People. "He has been, and always will be, there for me no matter what."
Schilling published a blog post Sunday outlining the worst of the abuse, focusing on two men in particular. A pair of Boston radio hosts later identified one of the men, Sean MacDonald, a part-time employee of the New York Yankees.
Jason Zillo, the team's director of communications, told NJ.com that MacDonald was fired.
"I don't feel bad," Gabby said when asked about the consequences the harassers have face. "It's really sad that one thing they said could cost them their entire career on a sports team or their job, but I think it's even sadder that they don't think that should have happened."
" People don't realize how serious social media is," she added.
- Dan Gartland