Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Luke Scott takes shots at Red Sox fans

The Boston Red Sox choked away the American League wild card last season, which made for a joyous celebration in Tampa, Florida. But the Tampa Bay Rays weren't the only team celebrating that final night of the season. The Baltimore Orioles were doing their part by taking out the Red Sox on the final night and celebrating when the Rays came back to beat the New York Yankees.

Former Oriole Luke Scott was injured for the last game, but he took much pleasure in the Red Sox not making the playoffs. Scott became a Rays fan for those last few hours of the 2011 season.

"I'd already had [right-shoulder] surgery, so I was in the clubhouse during the game," Scott said. "The guys were battling. I was sitting in the clubhouse watching the game with some of my teammates, guys that weren't playing. We were following back and forth.

"We were pulling for Tampa Bay. They were down, 7-0, and we were like, 'Dang-it, we've got to beat Boston, so we can force this playoff.' And then the next thing you know the score [in St. Petersburg is] 7-6. Then it's 7-7. And we're going into the ninth against one of the best closers in the game."

Scott isn't one to hold his tongue though and had some parting shots for Red Sox fans. I'll say this, he doesn't like them very much.

"Just their arrogance," Scott said. "The fans come in and they take over the city. They're ruthless. They're vulgar. They cause trouble. They talk about your family. Swear at you. Who likes that? When people do that, it just gives you more incentive to beat them. Then when things like [the last game of last season] happen, you celebrate even more. You go to St. Louis -- classiest fans in the game. You do well, there's no vulgarity. You know what? You don't wish them bad."

"The clubhouse afterward was like we'd just won the World Series -- a lot of celebrating, a lot of high emotions," Scott said.

"Everybody's giving high-fives, then all of a sudden [Longoria] homers," Scott said. "Everybody's in the clubhouse and it's like, Bam! And we're like, 'Go home Boston! Pack your bags. See you next year."

I guess a last place team does have some kind of emotion, even though I don't think Buck Showalter had the Orioles packing it in. Scott fired more shots at the Sox fans.

"I got to see a priceless thing driving back to my apartment," Scott said. "I see all the Boston fans walking around, and I mean they were crying crocodile tears. People were like this, walking side by side."

Scott wrapped his arm around a reporter's waist and began to wail to demonstrate.

"It was like someone shot their dog. I rolled down the window and I'm like, 'Ah, hah, sucks doesn't it, when someone laughs or makes fun of you when things aren't going your way.'" 

I can hear him saying that in a Boston accent. Scott isn't one of the best players in the game, but I'm sure he'll get showered with boos and more when the Rays visit Boston. It should make for interesting theater this season.


Al Penwasser said...

Being a native New Englander, I've been a lifelong Yankees fan. What's that, you say? I'm from Southern Connecticut, where there are many more Yankees/Mets fans than fans of those louts from Boston. Last season was the first time I EVER wanted the Yankees to lose a series. Because, by losing to the Rays, they helped Tampa's playoff chances. Then, when the beantowners pissed all over themselves, it was even sweeter.
I'm also a NY Giants fan. Loved the Super Bowl.
It was a good year.

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Anonymous said...

Luke Scott really does know what being a loser is all about. He has been playing like a loser his whole career.

Anonymous said...

bahahaha. They celebrated like they just won the World Series! hahaha. Yeah.. just goes to show you Luke Scott, where the expectations are for each city. What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

What comes round goes round

A Yankee in Florida said...

Luke is in for a rude awakening. The only time he'll play in front of a packed house at home is when they are playing against the Yankees or The Red Sox and more people in the stands will be rooting for the visitors. Its kinda sad, they have a great organization but the folks down here just don't support their team.

Anonymous said...

took my 2 sons to that last game & it was the Oroile fans that were totally rude & low class. There were tons of red sox fans along with fans sporting many other team shirts/ I was shocked when they played Sweet Caroline in a mocking way. That would never happen at Fenway. They should be greateful for the opposing team fans filling their stadium & spending money becuase they can't seem to financially support them. They even mock the Polish with their" Jonny Pollaks" sausage stand. Too bad its a nice stadium otherwise.

petromon said...

Never heared of this nobody, but I think he is probably jealous because, have you ever seen a game on TV at Tampa Bay? The stands are empty. He has no fans. Being from the Boston area, I saw a game at Tropicana field a few years ago, and I can see why he's upset, there are more Red Sox fans than there are Tampa Bay fans in the stadium, it's rediculous! There may be a few obnoxious fans there but for the most part not so. I just think he's jealous because Red Sox fans are loyal, and Tampa, well they don't have many fans :(

chris edwards said...

I get the idea that Luke Scott should keep his mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Until Luke Scott becomes a winner in baseball, he should just keep his mouth shut. Nobody want to hear the ramblings of someone who's never done anything in their career. Let the guys who have actualy earned the right to run their mouth speak their minds.