Curt Schilling once pitched with a bloody sock, endearing him to New England baseball fans. But his video game firm is in a bloody mess, leaving Rhode Island taxpayers and bondholders exposed.

Two weeks ago Schilling's company, 38 Studios LLC, missed a $1.125 million payment that was part of a $75 million loan guarantee the state issued late in 2010 to entice Schilling to move his firm from Maynard, Mass., to downtown Providence.

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