03.13.11

Luke Scott : Gun Nut, Birther, Bible Beater. But Not A Racist.

Posted in Baseball at 6:04 pm by

Orioles OF Luke Scott (above) is an oft-mocked figure at CSTB, be it for his habit of invoking a Higher Power, prominent role as a 2nd Amendment advocate, and public questioning of President Barack Obama’s place of birth. Sunday, the Baltimore Sun’s Peter Schmuck caught up with Scott and along with repeatedly stressing that some of the latter’s best friends are Latinos (“Scott’s locker is positioned in the Orioles spring clubhouse between his best friend on the team, Felix Pie, and newly acquired superstar Vladimir Guerrero…he probably speaks as much Spanish in the locker room as English and he clearly prefers the company of his Latin teammates”) argues Scott isn’t “some kind of cardboard caricature” of a right wing kook. Though he also insists “Scott is — proudly — everything you think he is. ” Yeah, I’m confused too.

Scott’s two worlds collided earlier this spring when he took Pie, minor league shortstop Pedro Florimon and a female ESPN reporter out to shoot at the local gun range. (Somewhere, Andy MacPhail just spit out his soup.)

The Latin connection isn’t just the result of an eye-opening winter ball experience. Scott started picking up Spanish when he was growing up in DeLand, Florida, just outside the Ocala National Forest.

“I began to speak Spanish growing up in my neighborhood,” he said. “When we studied it in school, I just made an effort. It was before professional baseball.”

“When I signed, I always lived with the Latins,” he said. “The other guys, the high school players from the United States, they were used to their parents taking care of them and I don’t deal well with people being irresponsible. Truth is, my Latin teammates were more like me. They loved to cook instead of going out to eat. We worked together. We cleaned up together.”

The daily interplay with Pie isn’t always politically correct, but you won’t hear anything but praise from his young protégé. Pie credits Scott with smoothing his assimilation in the O’s clubhouse and helping him grow into a major league player. By all appearances, they couldn’t be more different, but they have bonded in a very special way.

“I’m a right-winger,” Scott said, “but I’m also a Christian man. I don’t judge people by their culture or the color of their skin. If you look around the world, it’s obvious that God likes variety. If he wanted everyone to be a certain way, he would have made us all the same.”

6 Responses to “Luke Scott : Gun Nut, Birther, Bible Beater. But Not A Racist.”

  1. Rog says:

    “I’m a right-winger,” Scott said, “but I’m also a Christian man.”

    Well, that clears that up. I didn’t know you could be both. Those two things seem really contradictory. In case you can’t tell, I’m being sarcastic.

  2. TJS says:

    I’m OK with all he believes until it comes to a birther. Anyone with any intelligence at all cannot possibly believe Obama was not born in Hawaii. An entire investigation was conducted by the the then Republican Govenor who declared “Obama is a born in Hawaii American”. He has certified the birth and the birth certificate.

    Again anyone with any intelligence cannot believe this country would elect a non-American candidate.

    Get smart or shut up.

  3. Rog says:

    You sort of hit the nail on the head, there. You cannot ever assume intelligence in the average American, especially an athlete.

  4. Phil says:

    Hey TJS: The investigation you talked about was just on paper. There IS proof now that obama was born in Mombassa(sp) Africa. So, yes this country elected a non-American (due to not being a natural born citizen) becuse of his lies about where he was born and all the money he used to keep “certain” things quiet or have documents edited illegally.

  5. GC says:

    dear mr. nutcase,

    thanks for failing provide any such proof. Did Obama keep “certain” things quiet or simply certain things?

    never mind country of birth — what retarded planet are you from?

  6. Rick Schlauch says:

    Well, well, well, what the heck do we have here? Scott is definitely a different breed, kinda like N Coception, the one with no nationalility. Likes beef for sure but not much you can do about it.

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