ESPN Boston – Let’s hope Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Luke Scott is never traded to the Red Sox. And when the Rays visit Fenway for the first time this season, April 13? We suggest earplugs.
Scott, who was with the Orioles last season when Baltimore beat Boston on the last day of the season, is clearly not a fan of Red Sox Nation — making the Orioles’ comeback victory and the Rays’ unlikely win over the Yankees minutes later that much more satisfying. Scott didn’t hold back when expressing his disdain for Red Sox fans recently to Bill Chastain of MLB.com
“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.”
This is great and I’d have to agree with everything Scott has to say. Ruthless, vulgar, trouble makers, cursing, talk trash about family, sounds all about right. I’m pretty sure Scott has played for almost every team in the AL East, probably adding to the hate he received as a player. How are you going to play for Baltimore, New York, and Tampa Bay and not get harassed. It just wouldn’t be America if that were the case.