“The outspoken Luke Scott”, writes MLB.com’s Bill Chastain during a recap of the dramatic events of the 2011 season’s final day, “is not a fan of Red Sox fans.” So in the unlikely event you haven’t had nearly enough of Tampa’s newly acquired outfielder/first baseman’s unique world view (for instance, his views on President Barack Obama’s place of birth, his religious beliefs, Second Amendment zealotry, proposed solutions to America’s homelessness problem or best of all, what it means to be a great teammate), here’s one of The Grand Olde Game’s Great Thinkers unloading on the Boston fans he’ll visting very often this season.
“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.”
“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.’”